Intel’s alleged Alder Lake CPU Core i9-12900K has been spotted in the BaseMark database with 12 cores and a clock speed of 3200 MHz. As per previous leaks, the processor will have 16 cores and 24 threads. The core count comprises 8 high-performance (big) and 8 high-efficiency (small) cores. The incorrect core count appearing in the software is due to the software dividing the thread count (24) by two, or someone is probably sharing incorrect data.
Assuming this leak is true, it is important to note that this alleged Alder Lake CPU was housed in the Acer Z69H6-AM. This SKU has not appeared in leaks yet. However, the name refers to the Z690 platform. Thus it can be Acer’s own LGA1700 socket-based motherboard. Acer manufactures its own desktop gaming systems, including the Predator series, where high-end parts such as Intel 11th Gen Rocket Lake CPUs are so we can expect a successor with the 12th Gen Core series.
The processor was tested using the latest beta of Windows 11, Windows 22000.132.
The processor scored 17744 points in the BaseMark High DirectX 12 GPU profile test. The scores are almost similar to that of RTX 3080 in the BaseMark Powerboard. However, all benchmarks are not yet fully compatible with Intel’s heterogeneous technology, so it can not be confirmed whether the results are fake or just showing wrong data.
Intel must have sent the 12th Gen Core series qualification samples to its board partners and OEMs by now. The sample receivers are validating the performance and optimizing their platforms for the upcoming launch, in October.