Intel Core i9-12900K Overclocked to 5.2 GHz, Consumes 330W Of Power

A Bilibili content creator published the benchmark scores of the upcoming Alder Lake Core i9 processor. The screenshot from the CPU-Z benchmark shows the scores reaching 11987 points in the multi-thread test and 851 points in the single-thread test.

Intel Core i9 12900K OC 5.2 GHZ

It is for the very first time that a multi-thread test showed this CPU to have outperformed Ryzen 9 5950X. Intel 12th Gen Core series will come with a special feature that allows users to modify the clocks for each type of core. The content creator only modified the big cores for the test.

According to the information provided by the leaker, He overclocked all the performance cores to 5.2 GHz on 1.385V of voltage consuming 330W of power, which exceeds the power consumption of ‘stock’ PL1 by 2.64x. The leaker has no evidence to support his claims though.

Intel Core i9 12900K 330W

The sample of Core i9-12900K QX7H gives a boost of up to 5.0 GHz. The maximum boost recorded so far is 5.1 GHz. The retail models, however, are expected to have a boost up to 5.3 GHz.

Intel is all set to launch its 12th Gen Core series on November 4th. The flagship specifications of the Alder lake CPU include 16 cores: 8 Golden Cove/Performance/Big cores and 8 Gracemont/Efficient/Small cores. It also features a 24-thread hybrid processor.