Not even 24 hours have passed since Intel introduced its new gaming CPU and we already have the first broken records with the top of the range of the new family of processors, the i9-12900K. This was expected but rarely occurs with such a short time distance, which suggests that this beastly overclock to 6.8 GHz has been in the works for a long time and now they present the results.
It is difficult that a new architecture that has just hit the market does not end up breaking current records, it has happened on some occasion, but this was not going to be one of them. Allen “Splave” Golibersuch overclocker has overclocked both the P-Cores and E-Cores of his i9-12900K to over 30% of their rated speed in Boost. What have you achieved?
XTU 2.0, Geekbench 4 and Geekbench 5 have dropped
One of the novelties of this series of processors and architecture is the inclusion of the new DDR5 RAM, and that is that the bandwidth that is achieved drives performance to new heights. But this is not enough by itself, since Splave managed to raise the Golden Cove or P-Cores cores up to the mentioned 6.8 GHz, while the less idle E-Core Gracemont were raised up to 5.3 GHz.
And not only did it stop there, since uploading the cores by itself is not enough if you want maximum performance, so it also managed to increase the speed of the Ring Bus up to 5.5 GHz. These figures in the cores are in themselves an increase of 31% and 36% in the P-Cores and E-Cores, which is not much in percentage terms, but in frequency it is quite a lot since we are approaching the magic figure of 7 GHz.
Of course, the RAM memory also went up from 4,800 MHz to 6,200 MHz with a CAS of 34. No consumption figures have been given, but to give us an idea of the disproportionate of the matter, a SuperNOVA of 1600 had to be used. watts logically signed by EVGA.
Overclocked i9-12900K: Records in Single and Multi Thread
XTU 2.0 is a very powerful tool, where its benchmark is quite demanding. Armed with several LN2 Splave tanks, he achieved a score of 12,765 points. Already in Geekbench 4 the scores were 11,669 points in single core and 93,232 points in multi for the 2,740 points and 26,649 points that said processor gave in Geekbench 5.
To give us an idea, the previous scores and records were situated in this latest benchmark at 2,309 points and 20,929 points, achieved respectively by the i9-11900K and the Ryzen 9 5950X. Percentually speaking, this means that the new overclocked i9-12900K outperforms the aforementioned rivals at maximum frequency by 19% and 27% respectively.
Although it is low maximum overclock in all processors, the reality is that Intel at a stroke has taken a very big leap forward, since we almost touched 20% compared to its predecessor and almost also reached 30% compared to the best of AMD today and in a field where Lisa Su’s have dominated these last years with an iron fist. Seen like this, Alder Lake does not seem much less a bad architecture, but we will have to wait until November 4 to be clearer about how the new Intel performs.