The processors or CPUs are the logic circuits that process and respond to the basic instructions that run a computer system. They are responsible for interpreting most of the computer’s instructions. Intel is planning to start sales of its 12th Gen Core processor, ‘Intel Alder Lake,’ in the 4th quarter of this year. Intel is sending samples of these processors to a wide range of its Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) customers; that is why it is likely that benchmark results will leak out. It is time for the corporation’s flagship Core i9-12900K CPU to show its capability in Geek bench 5. Following are the details about Core i9-12900K from Intel.
|Model||Intel Alder Lake Corporation’s Client Platform|
|Operating system||MS Windows (64-bit) 11 Pro|
|Motherboard||Intel Alder Lake corporation ADP-S UDIMM|
|Topology||16 cores, one processor, 24 threads|
|Name||Intel Core i9-12900K|
|Base Frequency||3.20 Gigahertz|
|Identifier||Intel Family 6 Stepping 2 Model 151|
|Maximum Frequency||3 Megahertz|
|L1 Data Cache||48 KB x 12|
|L3 Cache||1x 30 MB|
|Package||Socket 1700 LGA|
Design & Architecture
Amazingly, the core i9-12900K beats AMD’s Ryzen 9 5950X in work. The processor is meant to have all the leads that the Alder Lake design has to offer, counting 8 ultra-performance Gold Cove P-cores along with 8 energy-efficient Goldmont E-cores and Hyper-Threading equipped with a 30MB L3 cache memory and functioning at top clock speeds. The concluding frequencies of the i9-12900K Core chip are unknown, but if a recent Geek bench entry is to be considered, the processor will have a base clock speed of 3.20 GHz. Due to some reasons, the benchmark scores could not control the maximum Turbo freq of the chip, but we can say it is at 5.0 GHz or above this mark.
Geekbench 5 score
|Scores||Multi Core performance||Single-Core Performance|
|Multi Core / Single Core||17299||1893|
Specs show that the latest Core i9-12900K has quite the punch in it. It beats all top-of-the-line processors from Apple, AMD, and Intel in single-threaded floating-point and single-threaded integer workload. As an outcome, the latest CPU not only leaves beyond its rivals but above all beats Apple’s M1, known for single-threaded performance due to its extensive execution pipeline. The Alder Lake has huge L3 cache memory and small architectural advantages and utilizes much more energy power. Still, the results it has shown in single-thread performance are highly impressive.
Until now, the i-9 Core 12900K truly glows in multi-threaded loads. As the processor has 16 cores in total and is able to process 24 threads at the moment, it certainly beats Apple’s hybrid 8-core M1 SoC and Intel’s 8 Core i9-11900K. Therefore, it is extraordinary to defeat 16-core AMD’s Ryzen 9 5950X, which can execute 32-threads but loses by a score of 107 in floating-point multi-threaded loads. Although the performance of i-9 Core 12900K in GeekBench looks quite outstanding, please keep in mind that we have to deal with before production computer hardware, and some of the things can change. In any situation, take the results for your comfort.
Geekbench V5 Benchmarks Scores
|Multi-Core||Single-Core||Base Clock (Core count)||Processors|
|10170||1595||2.1 GHz (8 cores)||Intel Core i7-12700|
|9011||1600||2.5 GHz (8 cores)||Intel Core i9-11900|
|8175||1619||3.7 GHz (6 cores)||AMD Ryzen 5 5600X|
|8822||1633||2.5 GHz (8 cores)||Intel Core i7-11700|
|14142||1671||3.7 GHz (12 cores)||AMD Ryzen 9 5900X|
|10376||1672||3.8 GHz (8 cores)||AMD Ryzen 7 5800X|
|16724||1691||3.4 GHz (16 cores)||AMD Ryzen 9 5950X|
|9830||1707||3.6 GHz (8 cores)||Intel Core i7-11700K|
|9882||1707||3.6 GHz (8 cores)||Intel Core i7-11700KF|
|9432||1726||2.5 GHz (8 cores)||Intel Core i9-11900F|
|10128||1759||3.5 GHz (8 cores)||Intel Core i9-11900KF|
|10995||1856||3.5 GHz (8 cores)||Intel Core i9-11900K|
|17299||1893||3.2 GHz (8+8 Cores)||Intel Core i9-12900K|
So far, only the specifications of 3 K-series unlocked processors from Alder Lake have been leaked. A few days back, a news leak highlighted Core i7-12700 non-K, though neither the CPU configuration nor the clocks were fully confirmed.
By comparison, Alder Lake is a changed thought that is drawn from Arm’s designs, along with performance cores and efficiency cores governed by a Thread Manager. On a computer running Windows, this latest thread manager will allocate lower-priority jobs to the productivity cores and high priority jobs to the further powerful ones, which will make the system feel more receptive. As far as the matter is concerned about how well it performs in overall tasks, Intel said that, on average, we could only expect a 19 percent increase if compared with the high-performance Cove Golden cores on Alder Lake in contrast to Rocket Lake Cove Cypress cores. Because of the benchmarks results, we can get a rough idea of how it can do compared to AMD’s Zen 3 architecture offerings, too.
The core i9- 12900k can record single-core results of 1,893; 2% faster if compared with i9 Core 11900K and 12% compared to AMD Ryzen 9 5950X. In multi-core, the i9 Core 12900K obtained a score of 17299, which is amazingly 57% more than Rocket Lake’s flagship. Though, this output is slightly better (3.5%) than the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X. We believe that Intel’s upcoming flagship processor will be better than people expected when talking about the overall results. We are getting very close to the release of the initial batch of Alder Lake processors, which will include entirely enthusiast-grade models. We hope that you enjoyed this review of the upcoming modern Intel’s Flagship Core i9-12900K processor. Please wait until we come with another one.