16-core and 24-thread Intel Core i9-12900K flagship defeats AMD Ryzen 9 5950X in benchmark

In the Geekbench 5 benchmark, the results of a test of a certain new PC assembly based on Intel's flagship processor of the new generation - Core i9-12900K of the Alder Lake family - have appeared. In addition to it, the computer used 32 GB DDR5-4800 MHz RAM, and the motherboard, apparently, was based on the top-end Z690 chipset. What is the result?

1893 points in a single-threaded test and 17,299 points in a multi-threaded test. This is 2% and 22% more than the current flagship Core i9-11900K was able to demonstrate. But it is much more interesting that the AMD flagship is left behind: the Core i9-12900K is faster by 11% and 4%, respectively. Due to the high CPU frequency, Intel was almost always faster than AMD's competitors in single-threaded tests, but the leadership in multi-threaded tests already speaks volumes. In addition, the engineering sample was tested: the performance of the final version could be even higher.

It will also not be superfluous to recall the characteristics of the Core i9-12900K. This flagship has eight large Golden Cove cores (Intel calls them P-cores, from Performance) and eight small energy-efficient Gracemont (E-cores). Since multithreading is only supported by large cores, the CPU is capable of running 24 threads concurrently. The frequency of the P-cores is 5.0-5.3 GHz, depending on the number of simultaneously loaded at the moment, the frequency of the E-cores is 3.7-3.9 GHz. The CPU received 30 MB of L3 cache, TDP varies within 125 (PL1) -228 (PL2) watts.

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