December 3, 2021

Intel Core i7-12700 Practically on Par w/ AMD Ryzen 9 5900X at Practically Half the Worth


Intel’s Alder Lake processors not solely carry out extremely properly in single-threaded (courtesy of the elevated IPC and enhance clocks), however additionally they earn their place in multi-threaded functions. That is primarily attributable to the usage of a hybrid core structure which gives prime of the road efficiency in calmly threaded workloads (because of the Golden Cove cores) whereas additionally sufficing on the multi-threaded entrance (because of the Gracemont cores), all of the staying inside an appropriate TDP and die space.

Final month, Intel launched the Okay collection Alder Lake-S components, retaking the single-threaded and gaming crown from AMD after greater than a year-long give up. Out of those, the Core i7-12700K is probably the most balanced providing, offering ample single and multi-threaded grunt with out breaking the financial institution. Nevertheless, the non-Okay SKUs that are but to be revealed ought to be much more engaging to most customers. A leaked benchmark of the Core i7-12700 additional signifies this:

In Geekbench 5, the Core i7-12700 is quicker than the rather more costly Ryzen 9 5900X on the single-threaded entrance, whereas nearly leveling with it within the multi-threaded benchmark. It’s price noting that the 12700, just like the 5900X, is a 12-core CPU. Nevertheless, not like the latter, it options two totally different core clusters: 8 Golden Cove P-cores and 6 Gracemont E-cores. It includes a enhance clock of 4.8GHz for the previous and an L3 cache of 25MB. Whereas the Ryzen 9 5900X is priced at $549, the Core i7-12700 ought to price between $300-$400. This may make it a superb gaming CPU, most likely the most effective underneath the $500 value vary.

Supply: Geekbench By way of: Tum_Apisak

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