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


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:

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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 "Rumored"

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)CacheTDP (PL1)TDP (PL2)Expected (MSRP) Price
Core i9-12900K8816 / 243.2 / 5.3 GHz5.0 GHz (All Core)TBA / 3.9 GHz3.7 GHz (All Core)30 MB125W228W$599 US
Core i9-129008816 / 243.2 / 5.2 GHz4.9 GHz (All Core)TBATBA30 MB65W~200W$509 US
Core i9-12900T8816 / 24TBA / 4.9 GHzTBATBATBA30 MB35WTBATBA
Core i7-12700K8412 / 203.6 / 5.0 GHz4.7 GHz (All Core)TBA / 3.8 GHz3.6 GHz (All Core)25 MB125W228W$429 US
Core i7-127008412 / 203.6 / 4.9 GHz4.6 GHz (All Core)TBATBA25 MB65W~200W$359 US
Core i7-12700T8412 / 20TBA / 4.7 GHzTBATBATBA25 MB35WTBATBA
Core i5-12600K6410 / 163.7 / 4.9 GHz4.5 GHz (All Core)TBA / 3.6 GHz3.4 GHz (All Core)20 MB125W228W$279 US
Core i5-12600606 / 123.7 / 4.8 GHz4.4GHz (All Core)TBATBA18 MB65W~200W$249 US
Core i5-12600T606 / 12TBA / 4.6 GHzTBATBATBA18 MB35WTBATBA
Core i5-12500T606 / 12TBA / 4.4 GHzTBATBATBA18 MB35WTBATBA
Core i5-12400606 / 12TBATBATBATBA18 MB65W~200W$203 US
Core i5-12400T606 / 12TBA / 4.2 GHzTBATBATBA18 MB35WTBATBA
Core i3-12200T404 / 8TBA / 4.2 GHzTBATBATBA12 MB35WTBATBA
Core i3-12100T404 / 8TBA / 4.1 GHzTBATBATBA12 MB35WTBATBA

Products mentioned in this post

Core i9-10900K
Core i9-10900K
USD 787.84
Core i9-11900K
Core i9-11900K
USD 544.89
Ryzen 9 3900X
Ryzen 9 3900X
USD 413

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