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Intel Core i9-12900K is 26% faster than the Ryzen 9 5950X in leaks

by Vyncent ChanJuly 21, 2021
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The upcoming 12th Gen Intel Core Alder Lake-S processors from Intel will be quite interesting. They will not only be the first 10nm SuperFin desktop processors, but they will also tout a new hybrid big.LITTLE layout, as well as new Golden Cove and Gracemont cores. And it seems that it will also be really fast, with leaks pointing towards the flagship Core i9-12900K outperforming the Ryzen 9 5950X in Cinebench R20.

As usual, take all leaks with a pinch of salt. Considering that the Core i9-12900K is slated to arrive with eight “performance” Golden Cove cores and eight “efficiency” Gracemont cores, the fact that it is able to outperform the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X in not only the single-core portion of Cinebench, but also the multi-core portion, is very exciting. The leaked scores of the stock Core i9-12900K indicates that it is 26% faster in single-core, and about 12% faster in multi-core.

Intel Core i9-11900K review Cinebench R20

Compared against the Intel Core i9-11900K, we are also seeing 25% faster single-core and nearly double the multi-core performance. It seems that Golden Cove is a really impressive core architecture, but of course, we are only comparing them against current-gen parts. We don’t know how much AMD will be able to gain with Zen 4, so the decision to go with Intel or AMD for your next upgrade isn’t that clear cut yet.

12th Gen Intel Alder Lake LGA1700 intel core i9-12900k

In any case, it seems that Intel will be able to get back on the saddle with the 12th Gen Intel Core series, after being stuck on the same 14nm for the 11th Gen Intel Core parts. Aside from these powerful cores, Alder Lake-S is also expected to support DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0. Slated to launch in September, Intel will allegedly be the first to bring both DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 to the desktop platform.

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Pokdepinion: I am kinda drooling at the idea of just how fast will 18 Golden Cove cores go in a HEDT-class processor…

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Vyncent Chan
Technology enthusiast, casual gamer, pharmacy graduate. Strongly opposes proprietary standards and always on the look out for incredible bang-for-buck.