Today, a new benchmark for Intel’s Core i9-12900K processor appeared on Geekbench’s website.
As per the data, a processor with 8 Performance Cores and 8 Efficient Cores has been tested on Windows 11 Pro system. This suggests that the hardware and software completely utilize Intel’s new Thread Director technology. The tested processor is the flagship model of Intel’s upcoming 12th Gen Core series. It will have 16 cores and 24 threads (Efficient Cores do not support hyperthreading).
This hybrid architecture will support DDR5 technology. However, Intel will also provide support for DDR4 Alder Lake systems, so customers don’t have to unnecessarily upgrade. A DDR5 RAM was used to test the i9; it was probably set on 4800 MT/s as the timings apparently match JEDEC specs.
Alder Lake i9-12900K will reportedly feature a base clock speed of 3.2 GHz. The software has not correctly read the boost speed as it is displayed differently: 3 MHz on the result page and 29 GHz on the score’s detailed page. Rumors state that Core i9-12900 K will have a boost clock speed of up to 5.3 GHz on P-Cores and 3.9 GHz through E-Cores. Intel’s reference and validation platform for testing was used to test the processor.
As far as the scores are concerned, the processor bagged 1893 points in the single-core Geekbench 5 benchmark and 17299 points in multi-core. The processor outperforms AMD’s Ryzen 9 5950X flagship in both tests by 12% and 3%, respectively. Simultaneously, The CPU also outperformed the current Intel 11th Gen flagship, the Core i9-11900K, by 2% and 57%, respectively. This reflects the huge performance uplift of Alder lake in multi-core operations.
Till now, three K-series unlocked Alder Lake processors have been released in the wild.