Core i9-12900K Faces Ryzen 5950X in Tests

Coming with 16 cores and 24 threads, the Core i9-12900K manages to get ahead of its competitor in a single core. In multi-core tests, the values ​​are quite close.

New test results of Intel’s upcoming flagship processor Core i9-12900K leaked. The proficiency example CPU offers the same level of multi-core performance as AMD’s flagship Ryzen 5000 CPUs. It’s also much faster in single-threaded tests than existing Rocket Lake and Zen 3 chips.

We’ve seen several different test results of the Intel Core i9-12900K Alder Lake CPU before. But the results on a proficiency sample chip are coming for the first time. Tests were also conducted on a B660 motherboard with DDR4-3600 memory in Gear 1 mode.

It is stated that the new chip reaches a maximum temperature of 108 degrees and peaked at 250W in the AVX2 mode stress test. It seems that Intel has once again given up on power efficiency and focused on maximum performance to best compete with AMD’s Zen 3 architecture Ryzen 5000 series processors.

Core i9-12900K Performance

As for CPU-Z tests, we see performances that are 20% faster than the Ryzen 9 5950X in single-threaded tests and almost equal performances in multi-threaded tests.

Similar results are in question in Cinebench R20. The Core i9-12900K performs 20% better in single core, while multi-core scores are very close to each other.

Now we can safely say that Intel 12th generation chips will excel especially in single-threaded workloads. But let’s take a note of the high temperatures and power consumption.

Alder Lake desktop CPUs will have both DDR5 and DDR4 memory controllers. In addition, 600 series motherboards will come with DDR5/DDR4-specific options. High-end motherboards will support DDR5, while the vast majority of models will be compatible with the DDR4 standard. Finally, we expect new processors and motherboards to debut in November.

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