A few days ago we talked to you about Intel’s mid-range, represented by the i7-12700K and we commented on the performance it had obtained in the CPU-Z benchmarks, both for single and multi-threaded. The truth is that we get a very pleasant and optimistic impression of said CPU in terms of performance, however, this time it is the turn of the i9-12900K that has been tested in Cinebench R20 and CPU-Z.
As in the current generation, represented by CPUs with Rocket Lake-S architecture and known as Intel Core 11, the next generation of processors from the company that created the x86 has decided to sacrifice energy efficiency for raw power, since we are in front of processors that are capable of reaching up to 250 W of consumption and temperature limits, fortunately limited, of up to 108º.
The tests have been done using a motherboard with B660 chipset and DDR4-3600 memory in Gear 1 mode, which is inherited from the Rocket Lake-S memory controller.
Here’s how the Intel Core i9-12900K performs in benchmarks
The first of the benchmarks is CPU-Z, where, as you can see, the processor of the blue brand produces some results in the test for a single core that place it 20% above its direct rival, the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X. On the other hand, it almost tied in multithreading narrowly remaining in second position. Let’s not forget that the i9-12900K is an Intel CPU that processes 24 simultaneous threads of different performance, while that of AMD achieves 32 and all with the same performance.
Regarding the results obtained in the Cinebench R20 benchmark, they coincide with those of CPU-Z in terms of the delta with respect to the top of the AMD range at the moment, except that in CB in Multihilo it is ahead, a very beneficial terrain for AMD. With just a few weeks to go before the launch, this performance test should have been done using the already finalized versions of the CPUs. We actually know them, thanks to the Chinese hardware forum Bilibili and insider HXL who filtered them on his Twitter account.
As can be seen in this image, the clock speed reached by the so-called P-Core in the benchmark has been of 4.88 GHz, on the other hand, the most energy efficient although less powerful E-Cores reach the 3.691 GHz. This is the first time we have seen the clock speeds of the asymmetric CPU cores of the Intel Core Gen 12.
Looking at the results in the different performance tests it seems that those of Pat Gelsinger want to regain the throne in terms of performance. It will be necessary to see if from the headquarters of AMD General Lisa Su will attack with the Zen 3D or hold out until the departure, well into 2022, of the AMD Ryzen with Zen 4 architecture.