Intel Core i9-12900K wrecks every single AMD CPU makes in Cinebench

Intel's new 12th Gen 'Alder Lake' flagship Core i9-12900K processor kills everything, including AMD's thread-filled Threadripper.

@anthony256
Published Fri, Sep 24 2021 8:36 PM CDT

Intel's new 12th Gen "Alder Lake" CPUs aren't too much further away, and now we have some more benchmark numbers to tease us from the flagship Core i9-12900K processor.

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In some new tests with Cinebench R23, the new Core i9-12900K processor was benched and scored 30,549 in multi-core tests, this is up against 30,054 from the AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X and Ryzen 9 5950X with 28,647.

The new Core i9-12900K was used inside of an ASRock Z690 Phantom Gaming 4 motherboard, installed into a system made by a Chinese system integrator called ThundeRobot. This system was tested with the Core i9-12900K processor benched in SiSoftware Sandra but didn't match up against the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X.

The most recent tests are in SiSoft Sandra, but that low result could be because the small cores aren't being dedicated and thus performance is reduced. Intel is using a hybrid architecture with Alder Lake, with a mix of big and little cores (high efficiency and high performance). One or the other would've been enabled, while the other would've been disabled.

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We should expect Intel to come out on top of virtually all of AMD's Ryzen CPU stack -- and in some multi-core tests it's even beating the higher-core count Ryzen Threadripper CPUs. Impressive stuff to see from Alder Lake so far, and we're not even hands-on yet.

DDR5 + PCIe 5.0 technology, too ;)

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Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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