So it is not surprising to us that new results have appeared in Geekbench 5 with the i7-12700 after those published a couple of days ago. Hence, we told you that for the moment you were skeptical about the initial results in Geekbench of this future Intel processor.
Are these the final specs for Intel’s new i7?
Have been published new results of the Intel i7-12700 based on Alder Lake-S that contrast with those presented a couple of days ago. For this we only have to see the specifications table where you can see how the benchmark only takes into account the P-Cores inside the processor, which we know from the number of threads detected by the benchmark. Other changes are in the base frequency, which appears to be either 1.72 GHz or 2.1 GHz, while the maximum that the processor reaches according to the benchmark is 3941 MHz, while in others it reaches 4789 MHz speed.
At the moment we do not know what are the clock speeds that the i7-12700 will reach in the end, obviously they have to be lower than the i9-12900K that is capable of reaching 5.3 GHz with one or two cores or 5 GHz with all nuclei. In the case of the i7-12700, being a processor lower in the range, it will work at lower speeds, but we do not know if these are the definitive ones, since they would be obtained from a quality sample very close to the final design or the final design. In that case, the 4789 MHz would be the clock speed in turbo mode, but it is unknown if it is with part or all of the cores at maximum speed.
This is how this future i7-12700 performs on Geekbench
Now how does the i7-12700 perform on Geekbench? We have published three new results with results very close to each other. In the single core test the results are 1763 points, 1768 points and 1740 points. Which contrasts with the 1595 points obtained a couple of days ago. The explanation for this difference of almost 200 points? We do not know at the moment and it is possible that the benchmark was measuring the performance of an e-Core.
Regarding multicore performance, the results have been 11664 points, 11895 points and 11620 points. Results very similar to each other and higher than the 10170 points that we saw a couple of days ago. Here we have to take into account that the benchmark does not take into account the E-Cores that should provide additional power. From what we deduce that the benchmark is not yet understood with the asymmetric organization of the new Intel architecture.
But, what interests us is the performance of the new processors in the face of other options on the market. Compared to its direct predecessor, the Intel Core i7-11700, we have a jump from 1633 points to 1768 points. If we compare it with an AMD processor like the Ryzen 7 5800X then the difference is 1768 points to 1672 points in favor of the Intel CPU and therefore it is a 15% higher. So in conclusion it can be said that Intel has done its homework with its future processors and that Geekbench 5 has not taken into account the E-Cores and the use of Thread Director technology for these results.