From Alder Lake’s top model, single-threaded performance for GPU-Z test runs emerged. The Core i9-12900K CPU has proven to be very powerful in it.
The single-core performance of the Alder Lake top model has leaked the Intel Core i9-12900K and it’s much faster than the Ryzen 9 5950X. As always, care should be taken with these early values, but they are definitely worth reporting. The Core i9-12900K was able to score 825 points in the test submitted to the CPU-Z synthetic benchmarks – the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X scores 648 points; Core i9-11900K 682 points. That’s 20 percent over the predecessor and 27 percent over Ryzen.
It was already clear that Alder Lake would show a solid single-core performance. You’ll have to see, on the one hand, what’s left of it at release, and on the other, what can actually be used in practice – synthetic standards don’t usually mean that the extra performance can actually be used. Especially since multi-threaded performance is also choppy in the score. By now it should be clear that the Core i9-12900K uses 16 cores and 24 threads, 8 of which are the most economical Atom compute units. Based on the screenshot, one can assume that the multi-threading performance is on par with the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X (16 cores, 32 threads).
The Trustees made it clear a few days ago that the situation must be viewed in a very different way. Alder Lake suffers from the measured values based on the AVX512 – this is deactivated in Alder Lake. How often do you really need the extension as a normal user is an open question. It would also be interesting if Alder Lake used fewer threads and 8 weaker cores in the Ryzen 9 5950X region. This can lead to some interesting standard scenarios. The deciding factor will be how well the program uses the heterogeneous solution.
Release date leaked
The release date has also been leaked elsewhere: the promotion of MSI’s upgrade kit for the LGA1700 socket indicates that November 4th is the deadline. This is supposed to be the start of actual sales and the ban on tests. According to media reports, the announcement and the first pre-orders are scheduled for October 27. That’s a few days earlier than the rumor mill previously assumed.
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