A Twitter user, OneRaichu, claims that the qualification sample of Intel Core i9-12900K processor has already outperformed AMD Ryzen 9 5950X in single and multi-core benchmarks from the Cinebench R20. This also means that the Intel CPU will have a high power consumption.
Core i9 supposedly scored 810 points in the single-thread Cinebench R20 test and 11600 points in the multithreaded test. These scores are higher than any LGA1200/AM4 socket-based processors.
A quick comparison using the latest results from Guru3D tells that Intel Core i9-12900K has a 26% higher single-thread benchmark score and an 11% higher multi-thread benchmark score than AMD Ryzen 9 5950X.
The leakster stated that no one should not conclude anything yet. The real performance depends on how well they cope up with the workload. He claims that both the processors should be ‘well-matched,’ Moreover, he claimed that the processor’s power consumption might peak at 200W in full turbo mode, which is to be expected as the processor allegedly features a PL2 value of 228W:
As far as the specifications are concerned, Intel Core i9-12900K will feature a hybrid architecture with 8 high-performance Golden Cove cores and 8 high-efficiency Gracemont cores. Since there is no hyperthreading support in smaller cores, the configuration will offer 16 cores and 24 threads. The processor will boost up to 5.3 GHz on Golden Cove and 3.9 GHz using Gracemont cores. This processor will be based on a 10nm Enhanced SuperFin fabrication process and will be the first mainstream desktop CPU to support both DDR5 memory technology as well as the latest PCIe Gen5 interface.
The bad news is that the scores can not be verified since Cinebench does not use a public database to store results. Soon, these qualification scores will appear on public benchmark sites like Geekbench or SiSoftware Sandra.