Intel’s Core i9-12900K has been spotted in more Elder Lake leaks, with another spilled benchmark suggesting we’ll get promising performance from the 12th-gen flagships.
This comes from Twitter-based hardware leaker HXL (again), which flagged some alleged benchmarks on Bilibili, showing the Cinebench R20 and the 12900K on CPU-Z through their paces.
12900K QS +DDR4 3600G1 + Windows 11 Testhttps://t.co/fMiYJ3bRyk pic.twitter.com/paPDe5nFqoOctober 9, 2021
As seen, the benchmarks were performed under Windows 11 with DDR4 system RAM using QS or qualifying sampling (meaning this is the final pre-release version and should be identical to the retail chip).
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In the Cinebench R20, the Core i9-12900K’s single-threaded performance proved to be about 20% faster than the 11900K, and the same story was true in CPU-Z (in fact the 12900K here was 21% faster).
In multi-threaded testing with Cinebench, the 12900K was 65% faster than the 11900K, and only a smidge faster than the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X. With CPU-Z, the Elder Lake was 75% better than the flagship 11900K, and very close to the 5950X (the AMD chip was 3% faster here, so just a slight edge).
Analysis: Eye-opening performance yet again
We should, of course, apply the usual warnings and cautions around any leak benchmarks, but this is another promising set of leak results for Elder Lake. Single-core performance is pretty eye-opening, beating current-gen Rocket Lake by 20% in two benchmarks, and multi-core speeds are also seriously impressive, almost on par with the Ryzen 9 5950X (single-threaded performance is much better) than the Ryzen. The chip is also 27% and 18% faster in CPU-Z and Cinebench respectively).
Another thing to keep in mind here is that the 5950X is a 16-core CPU with 32-threads, compared to the 12900K’s alleged configuration of 24 threads (it will run with 8 full-power performance cores and 8 efficiency cores). , the latter does not have hyper-threading). So the Ryzen chip has an 8-thread advantage here, and remember, the final retail 12900K chip may still do better, especially if paired with DDR5 RAM (DDR4 is used in this round of testing as noted) Has been done).
If there’s one area for touch of concern at first glance, it’s power consumption reaching 257W in the stress test here, and temperatures reaching 108C – but that apparently has to do with the dimmer cooling solution (this Wasn’t mounted properly) The leaker had to work here. In other words, take it with a lot of spices, and the thermal performance of the actual finished product will be a whole lot better (possibly in the same ballpark as 11900K).
Overall, this is a very promising leak for Intel, and yet another one that suggests that Elder Lake could be a real headache for AMD and its desktop Ryzen dominance.
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