The processors Intel Alder Lake of the twelfth generation should be marketed starting next autumn. It seems that the model points, the Core i9-12900K (as reported by
Thanks to the price lists of some retailers, the specifications of the Core i9-12900K are already known. The Alder Lake processor should handle sixteen cores in total, of which eight high-performance Golden Cove e eight energy-efficient Gracemont. The other specifications of the chip from 125W include 30MB di cache L3, a base clock di 3,2GHz it’s a boost clock di 5,2GHz. The Ryzen 9 5950X, on the other hand, flaunts 16 core Zen 3 con multithreading simultaneo (SMT) a 3,4GHz with a boost clock di 4,9GHz. The 105W processor also has 64MB of L3 cache At your service. On paper, the AMD chip appears to have the advantage as it features 16 Zen 3 cores, while the Core i9-12900K only needs to run with eight Golden Cove cores.
At the time of this writing, there are 11 entries related to the Core i9-12900K in the Ashes of the Singularity database. The benchmark does not expose the full specifications of the graphics card; therefore, we are not sure if the Core i9-12900K and the GeForce RTX 3080 were overclocked. Furthermore, we do not know if the user has performed the test on Windows 11. Recall that the next generation operating system from Microsoft is equipped with an improved scheduler particularly optimized for Alder Lake.
The Core i9-12900K with a GeForce RTX 3080 achieved 14,000 points with the preset High 1440p. Instead, the Ryzen 9 5950X and a GeForce RTX 3080 achieved 10,100 points with the same graphics settings and resolution. Therefore, Core i9-12900K outperformed Ryzen 9 5950X by 38.6%. Both systems used benchmark version 3.10.191346.0; therefore, it should have been a fair comparison. However, we must highlight the fact that both users are unlikely to have employed the same GeForce RTX 3080.
Despite its heterogeneous nature, the Core i9-12900K looks quite handsome. However, Ashes of the Singularity is only a starting point, so it’s too early to declare a winner. The Alder Lake chip will have to prove whether it can stand up to AMD’s Zen 3-based Ryzen desktop CPUs in terms of application performance, which is far more important to many users.