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Intel Core 12900K Flagship Demolishes AMD Threadripper And Ryzen CPUs In Cinebench Benchmarks

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The hype train to Intel Alder Lake processors has entered the station and it is all aboard. Just two days ago, we posted that a leak had suggested Intel's Alder Lake flagship, the Intel Core i9 12900K would be faster than AMD's 32-core Threadripper CPUs and now a fresh posting from HXL seems to verify just that. That said since this is still technically a rumor - I would take it with a pinch of salt till we receive confirmation from a completely trusted source.

Intel Core i9 12900K 21% higher single-core score than AMD Zen 3 and 40% uplift over Comet Lake

Intel's ALder Lake processors are architecturally on the same process that they were designed for (unlike Rocket Lake that was backported) and will finally move Intel away from the 14nm process that has been here for pretty much eternity. Moving to Intel 10 will allow the company to harness power efficiency curves that are equivalent to sub 14nm processes at TSMC and make it a much fairer fight (architecture vs architecture as opposed to node advantage) when dealing with AMD CPUs.

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In the first result we can see that the Intel 12900K scores 81 CB points in Cinebench R20.

In the second benchmark, we can see that it scores 205 points. Thanks to Computerbase (via Videocardz) we can tell that this is easily the highest score of any x86 processor yet and shows that Intel is very much planning a comeback with its Alder Lake processors:

Intel Core i9-13900K Raptor Lake 5.5 GHz ES CPU Benchmarks Leak Out: 7% Faster In Single & 28% Faster In Multi-Threaded Tests Versus Core i9-12900K

Videocardz (via Tum Apisak) was also able to find the processor in the Sisoft Sandra database, which means Intel is getting ready for a launch. The Intel CPU scores 1410 mpix in the score but VCZ speculates that this is likely due to only 8 cores being used in the BIG.smalll design of the Intel Alder Lake CPU:

Oh and in case you needed a recap, here is how the Intel Core i9 12900k allegedly performs in multicore scores:

Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake Desktop CPU Specs

CPU NameP-Core CountE-Core CountTotal Core / ThreadP-Core Base / Boost (Max)P-Core Boost (All-Core)E-Core Base / BoostE-Core Boost (All-Core)L3 CacheTDP (PL1)TDP (PL2)Expected (MSRP) Price
Core i9-12900KS8816 / 243.4 / 5.5 GHz5.2 GHz2.4 / 3.9 GHz3.7 GHz30 MB150W260W$739 US
Core i9-12900K8816 / 243.2 / 5.2 GHz5.0 GHz2.4 / 3.9 GHz3.7 GHz30 MB125W241W$599 US
Core i9-129008816 / 242.4 / 5.1 GHzTBA1.8 / 3.8 GHzTBA30 MB65W202W$489 US
$464 US (F)
Core i9-12900T8816 / 241.4 / 4.9 GHzTBA1.0 / 3.6 GHzTBA30 MB35W106W$489 US
Core i7-12700K8412 / 203.6 / 5.0 GHz4.7 GHz2.7 / 3.8 GHz3.6 GHz25 MB125W190W$419 US
Core i7-127008412 / 202.1 / 4.9 GHzTBA1.6 / 3.6 GHzTBA25 MB65W180W$339 US
$314 US (F)
Core i7-12700T8412 / 201.4 / 4.7 GHzTBA1.0 / 3.4 GHzTBA25 MB35W99W$339 US
Core i5-12600K6410 / 163.7 / 4.9 GHz4.5 GHz2.8 / 3.6 GHz3.4 GHz20 MB125W150W$299 US
Core i5-12600606 / 123.3 / 4.8 GHz4.4 GHzN/AN/A18 MB65W117W$223 US
Core i5-12600T606 / 122.1 / 4.6 GHzTBAN/AN/A18 MB65W74W$223 US
Core i5-12490P606 / 123.0 / 4.6 GHzTBAN/AN/A20 MB65W74W~$250 US
Core i5-12500606 / 123.0 / 4.6 GHzTBAN/AN/A18 MB65W117W$202 US
Core i5-12500T606 / 122.0 / 4.4 GHzTBAN/AN/A18 MB35W74W$202 US
Core i5-12400606 / 122.5 / 4.4 GHz4.0 GHzN/AN/A18 MB65W117W$192 US
$167 US (F)
Core i5-12400T606 / 121.8 / 4.2 GHzTBAN/AN/A18 MB35W74W$192 US
Core i3-12300404 / 83.5 / 4.4 GHzTBAN/AN/A12 MB60W89W$143 US
Core i3-12300T404 / 82.3 / 4.2 GHzTBAN/AN/A12 MB35W69W$143 US
Core i3-12100404 / 83.3 / 4.3 GHzTBAN/AN/A12 MB60W
58W (F)
89W$122 US
$97 US (F)
Core i3-12100T404 / 82.2 / 4.1 GHzTBAN/AN/A12 MB35W69W$122 US
Intel Pentium Gold G7400202 / 43.7 GHzN/AN/AN/A6 MB46WN/A$64 US
Intel Pentium Gold G7400T202 / 43.1 GHzN/AN/AN/A6 MB35WN/A$64 US
Intel Celeron G6900202 / 23.4 GHzN/AN/AN/A4 MB46WN/A$42 US
Intel Celeron G6900T202 / 22.8 GHzN/AN/AN/A4 MB35WN/A$42 US
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