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News hardware & software 21 July 2021, 15:22

Intel's New CPU Significantly Faster Than Ryzen; Alder Lake CPU Benchmark Leaked

A benchmark of the new Intel i9-12900K processor has been leaked. The model from the upcoming Alder Lake generation may be up to 25% faster than the top Ryzen 5950X. Release coming later this year.

  • Intel's Alder Lake generation CPU could be up to 25% faster than AMD's flagship Ryzen 9 5950X;
  • This is suggested by a leaked benchmark.

Could it be that Intel is about to retake the leadership mantle? Twitter user Raichu (author of many CPU-related leaks) posted a benchmark that shows that Core i9-12900K CPU from the new generation Alder Lake may be up to 25% faster than AMD's top model Ryzen 9 5950X.

The multi-core performance in Cinebench R20 was 11,600 points - by comparison, the Ryzen 9 5950X scores 10,480 points in this case. This is an increase of about 11%. Single-core performance looks more interesting - the result is 810 points, which is almost 25% more than the aforementioned Ryzen (650 points). Such differences may be due to the design of Intel's i9-12900K processor. It is supposed to consist of two types of cores - single-threaded Gracemont and multi-threaded Golden Cove.

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Summary of information about Alder Lake (mostly leaks). Source: WCCFTech

The benchmarked CPU unit may be an engineering sample, so the performance of the final version will probably be different. The release of the consumer version of Intel's Alder Lake CPUs (including DDR5 support, PCI-Express 5.0 and desktop 10nm) is expected later this year. The final results will be revealed by first independent benchmarks, but it seems AMD has reason to be concerned.

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