The baby of the 12th Gen range, the Celeron G6900 can match the i9 10900K in single threaded performance

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It is always worth scouring Geekbench for leaks of new or upcoming hardware as testers sometimes forget that Geekbench uploads scores to the leaderboards. The recently launched Intel Celeron G6900 is the child of the 12th generation range, but such are the improvements on offer from the Golden Cove P Core, this tiny CPU is able to match the mighty Core i9 10900K in single threaded performance, albeit with some tweaking. with .

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The Celeron G6900 is a dual core processor with just two threads, a 3.4GHz clock, 4MB of L3 cache, and a 46W TDP. It’s certainly cheaper in spec and price at just $59 (£55, $109 AU). Some would say that a two-thread CPU shouldn’t exist in 2021, and we’d mostly agree, but again, that’s under $60, which is hard to argue with.

A curious-eyed tweeter, benchleaks saw geekbench entries ,wccftech. ThroughAccording to the results, the Celeron G6900 was paired with an ASRock Z690M Phantom Gaming 4 motherboard and 16GB of DDR4 memory. It’s important to note that the CPU was apparently clocked at 4.4 GHz, well above the stock 3.4 GHz, which is likely a result of Asrock’s Base Frequency Boost (BFB) technology.

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The entries show the G6900 scoring around 1400 points in single-core tests. Compare this to the Core i9-10900K which delivers essentially the same scores in the same test. It’s surprising that an entry-level Celeron G6900 can only be matched by a flagship processor from two generations ago. In other words, the 4.4 GHz Golden Cove core, even with a tiny cache, is capable of matching the best Comet Lake (or any Skylake) core.

Of course, the G6900 with its two threads isn’t in the same ballpark, league or sport as the twenty threads offered by the 10900K, so the G6900 isn’t a great choice for your home video encoding tasks.

Even with its excellent ‘overclocked’ single threaded performance, the G6900 isn’t going to end up in many gaming rigs, unless Minesweeper is your idea of ​​AAA gaming. It’s very entry level, and it’s destined to find its way into basic office or Internet machines. Don’t expect to see a lot of reviews on it. What this shows is that the 12th generation CPUs are pretty strong, from the entry level Celeron G6900 to the king of gaming, to the i9 12900k.



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