Intel outperforms AMD even with the least powerful Alder Lake CPUs, these benchmarks prove it

Late last year, Intel hit hard with its super-powerful new Alder Lake processors, which shook AMD’s best processors. What’s worse is that the slower Intel models would also outperform the best AMD chips.

Intel Alder Lake
Credit: Intel

After unveiling high-end chips in late 2021, Intel recently lifted the veil on 50 new twelfth-generation Alder Lake CPUs. These quickly positioned themselves as very interesting alternatives to AMD chips, since we had seen that the Core i3-12100 did better than the Ryzen 5 3600 in benchmarks.

Intel’s low-end chip would also offer better performance than the most powerful AMD chips, based on PassMark benchmark results. Indeed, PassMark’s single-core ranking reveals that the most powerful AMD processor, the Ryzen 9 5950X, only occupies the 26and place with 3500 points.

The Ryzen 9 5950X outperformed on a benchmark by a low-end Intel chip

On PassMark, the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X processor is overtaken by no less than 4 chips from Apple and 21 chips from Intel, including the Core i3-12100, which nevertheless costs less than 200 euros. Nevertheless, although AMD’s chip disappoints on one heart, it must be remembered that it isa processor made up of 16 cores and 32 threads able to compete with the best chips from Intel on multi-core tasks.

Luckily for fans of AMD and competitive markets, AMD is expected to soon unveil a new Zen 4 generation of Ryzen 7000whose code name is “Raphael“. These will mark the end of the AM4 socket and will be etched in 5 nm. We therefore expect a huge leap in performance.

Nevertheless, Intel is waiting in ambush with a new generation “Raptor Lake”, which already promises performance increases of 15% on one core and 40% on multiple cores. These processors will have up to 24x cores (8 P-cores and 16 E-cores) and 32 threads, enhanced OC functions and an AI M.2 module. They should arrive on the market by the third quarter of 2022. You can find the full PassMark ranking below.

Credit: PassMark

Source: PassMark

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