In the latest leaks, the flagship Intel 12th generation “Alder Lake-S” Core i9-12900K is able to hit a turbo clock of 5.3 GHz and has a base clock of 3.9 GHz.
Intel 12th Generation ‘Alder Lake’ Core i9-12900K Outperforms AMD Ryzen 9 5950X in Cinebench R20 Multi-Core Test Benchmark
The 12th generation Intel processors will benefit from its hybrid technology, which is actually the packaging of large cores along with small cores. The large and small cores will have the same set of instructions and model-specific registers, but will have different computing forces and overhead. We are looking at large cores that have higher throughput and higher clock speeds and small cores that are very current efficient. The flagship Core i9-12900K has 8 large cores and 8 small cores, as well as a boost clock speed of 5.3 GHz which falls below the rumored 5.5 GHz turbo.
In an NGA.cn post discovered by 9950pro, a user with qualification test information as well as the Cinebench R20 multi-core test result for a technical selection of the i9-12900K could calculate the Cinebench R20 multi-core test result for the Core i9-12900K, Core i7-12700K and Core i5 -12600K. Below are the reference results.
- Core i9-12900K (ES2): 9300+
- Core i9-12900K (calculated QS): 11300+
- Core i7-12700K (QS): 9500+
- Core i5-12600K (QS): 7400+
With a score of 11300+, the Intel Core i9-12900K surpasses the AMD Ryzen 5950X (scoring 10400 points) by over 900 points. The score of 12900K was calculated using a higher turbo clock than the engineering sample.
In a previous leak, YuuKi_AnS was able to obtain information about all the current bugs discovered on mobile Alder Lake Engineering samples, and also confirmed that Windows 11 was needed to take advantage of Intel’s Hybrid Technology.
Intel Alder Lake processors are expected to launch in Q4 2022 and are expected to include both DDR5 memory and support the PCIe Gen5 standard.
Comparison of Intel Desktop CPU Generations:
|Intel CPU family||Processor process||Processor cores (max.)||TDP||Platform chipset||Platform||Memory support||PCIe support||Start|
|Sandy Bridge (2nd generation)||32 nm||4/8||35-95W||6 series||LGA 1155||DDR3||PCIe Gen 2.0||2011|
|Ivy Bridge (3rd generation)||22 nm||4/8||35-77W||7 series||LGA 1155||DDR3||PCIe Gen 3.0||2012|
|Haswell (4th generation)||22 nm||4/8||35-84W||8 series||LGA 1150||DDR3||PCIe Gen 3.0||2013-2014|
|Broadwell (5th generation)||14nm||4/8||65-65W||9 series||LGA 1150||DDR3||PCIe Gen 3.0||2015|
|Skylake (6th generation)||14nm||4/8||35-91W||100 series||LGA 1151||DDR4||PCIe Gen 3.0||2015|
|Kaby Lake (7th generation)||14nm||4/8||35-91W||200 series||LGA 1151||DDR4||PCIe Gen 3.0||2017|
|Coffee Lake (8th generation)||14nm||6/12||35-95W||300 series||LGA 1151||DDR4||PCIe Gen 3.0||2017|
|Coffee Lake (9th generation)||14nm||8/16||35-95W||300 series||LGA 1151||DDR4||PCIe Gen 3.0||2018|
|Comet Lake (10th generation)||14nm||10/20||35-125W||400 series||LGA 1200||DDR4||PCIe Gen 3.0||2020|
|Rocket Lake (11th generation)||14nm||8/16||35-125W||500 series||LGA 1200||DDR4||PCIe Gen 4.0||2021|
|Age Lake (12th generation)||10nm (ESF)||16/24||TBA||600 series||LGA 1700||DDR5||PCIe Gen 5.0||2021|
|Raptor Lake (13th generation)||10nm (ESF)||16/30?||TBA||700 series||LGA 1700||DDR5||PCIe Gen 5.0||2022|
|Meteor Lake (14th generation)||7nm (EUV)||TBA||TBA||800 series?||LGA 1700||DDR5||PCIe Gen 5.0?||2023|
|Lunar Lake (15th generation)||TBA||TBA||TBA||900 series?||TBA||DDR5||PCIe Gen 5.0?||2023+|