Intel is preparing to start selling its 12th-generation Core “Alder Lake” processors Sometime in october (At least according to Noctua), the company is sending samples of these CPUs to its wide range of OEM customers, which is why the benchmark results will inevitably leak.This week we have seen Intel Core i7-12700 GeekbenchedNow is the time for the company’s flagship Core i9-12900K chip to show its potential in Geekbench 5. Surprisingly, it beats AMD’s beast Ryzen 9 5950X in terms of thread work.
Intel’s Core i9-12900K processor is designed to have all the advantages that the Alder Lake architecture must provide, including eight high-performance Golden Cove cores (P cores) with hyper-threading and eight energy-efficient Goldmont (E cores) with 30MB L3 cache And run at a high clock speed. The final frequency of the Core i9-12900K chip is unknown, but if recently Geekbench 5 database entry It is believed that the basic clock frequency of the CPU is 3.20 GHz. For some reason, the benchmark test cannot determine the chip’s maximum turbo frequency, but we believe it is at or above the 5.0 GHz mark.
Just like Use Core i7-12700 Earlier this week, we will not compare Alder Lake’s overall single-threaded and multi-threaded scores in Geekbench 5 (because the impact of encryption performance in the benchmark test is unfairly overestimated, and Alder Lake lacks support for AVX-512 ), but focus on integer and floating point performance.
|Core i9-12900K||Core i9-11900K||Ryzen 9 5950X||Apple M1|
|General specifications||8P, 8E, 3.20 ~? GHz, 30MB||8P, 3.50 ~ 5.10 GHz, 16MB||16, 3.40 ~ 5.0 GHz, 64MB||4P, 4E, up to 3.20 GHz|
|Single core | integer||1614||1607||1435||1597|
|Single core | floating||in 1980||In 1872||1881||1896|
|Single core | encryption||4990||6008||4089||2783|
|Single core | score||1893||1907||1702||1746|
|Multicore | Integer||17133||12051||16695||7013|
|Multi-core | Floating||18588||13064||18695||8624|
|Multi-core | Encryption||11717||10090||8145||10137|
|Multicore | Score||17,299||12257||16868||7653|
Facts have proved that the upcoming Core i9-12900K has a considerable impact. It outperforms all contemporary top CPUs from Intel, AMD and Apple in single-threaded integer and single-threaded floating point workloads. As a result, the new CPU not only left its competitors behind in the red camp, but even beat the Apple M1, which is known for its single-threaded performance, because of its “wide” execution pipeline. Of course, Alder Lake has massive L3 cache and micro-architecture advantages, and its power consumption is much larger, but its single-threaded performance is still very impressive.
However, the Core i9-12900K does shine in multi-threaded workloads. Since the CPU packs a total of 16 cores and can process up to 24 threads at a time, it naturally crushes Intel’s eight-core Core i9-11900K and Apple’s hybrid eight-core M1 SoC. Therefore, it is worth noting that it beats AMD’s 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X (which can execute 32 threads) in integer multi-threaded workloads, but it drops by 107 percentage points in floating-point multi-threaded workloads.
Although the performance of the Core i9-12900K in Geekbench 5 looks pretty good, please keep in mind that we are dealing with pre-production hardware and some things may change. In any case, I now have reservations about these results.