Core i7-12700’Alder Lake’ Geekbenched: faster than Rocket Lake
It is said that the benchmark test of the eight-core Intel Core i7-12700 “Alder Lake” processor has been added to the Primate Lab’s Geekbench 5 database.New chips may be added Best CPU When it becomes available later this year, but if these results show any signs, it has already shown some promising results.
If the Geekbench 5 reading is accurate, then Intel’s Core i7-12700’Alder Lake’ processor has eight high-performance (P) cores, an unknown number of energy-saving (E) cores (which may be disabled on this machine), and the Up to 16 threads can be executed when running at 2.10 GHz ~ 4.80 GHz. The lack of E cores and/or the number of supported threads may be a misunderstanding, because the unlocked Core i7-12700K is rumored to have 8 P cores, 4 E cores, and 20 threads. Either so, or Intel intends to provide a very differentiated product line.
Before we proceed to the results, there is an important thing to pay attention to Geekbench 5 and its single-core and multi-core scores. Both scores are severely affected by cryptography. Although cryptographic performance is important, the benchmark test gives this performance an unfairly high weight in the final total score. The benchmark developer has acknowledged this. . In addition, this part of the workload responds very well to AVX-512 acceleration, which Rocket Lake supports but Alder Lake does not. This amplifies the impact of unfair weighted differences that already exist.
For this reason, it doesn’t make much sense to compare the overall results of Geekbench 5 with the Intel Alder Lake processor without AVX-512 support and the CPU that supports it. Instead, it makes more sense to compare integer and floating-point benchmark results to find out expectations for upcoming CPUs.
|Core i7-12700||Core i7-11700||Core i7-11700K||Ryzen 7 5800X||Apple M1|
|General specifications||8P, ?E, 2.10 ~ 4.80 GHz, 32MB||8P, 2.50 ~ 4.80 GHz, 16MB||8P, 3.60 ~ 4.90 GHz, 16MB||8P, 3.80 ~ 4.70 GHz, 32MB||4P, 4E, up to 3.20 GHz|
|Single core | integer||1484||1365||1546||1534||1597|
|Single core | floating||1802||1649||1802||1934||1896|
|Single core | encryption||1804||3593||5297||4051||2783|
|Single core | score||1595||1562||1810||1780||1746|
|Multicore | Integer||9557||9215||10649||11363||7013|
|Multi-core | Floating||11421||10023||11468||13140||8624|
|Multi-core | Encryption||10623||6255||8711||6975||10137|
|Multicore | Score||10170||9309||10798||11677||7653|
Compared with Intel’s Core i7-11700’Rocket Lake’ processor, the i7-12700 has higher single-threaded integer and floating-point performance when operating at very similar frequencies. We can attribute this to the microarchitecture advantages of the new Golden Cove core over the Cypress Cove core, or the larger L3 cache. At the same time, Apple’s M1 is still the single-threaded champion.
The multi-core score of the i7-12700 is higher than that of the Core i7-11700, possibly because the new CPU has a brand-new Thread Director scheduler. Perhaps this is also the reason why Alder Lake beat the Apple M1 in multi-threaded workloads.
Although we include AMD Ryzen 7 5800X and Intel Core i7-11700K processor performance data in the table, it doesn’t make much sense to compare 65W processors with chips with a TDP over 100W. When they are essentially overclocked, they consume more many.
In general, if we filter the cryptographic results from the equation, Intel’s Core i7-12700 “Alder Lake” processor seems to perform quite well in Geekbench 5. At the same time, since we are dealing with leaked results obtained on pre-production hardware, please be cautious.