Intel’s upcoming 12th gen Alder Lake processors are hotly anticipated, not only because the debut of a hybrid CPU architecture on desktop PCs is quite interesting, but because some leaked benchmarks for Intel’s upcoming flagship CPU show it will be one hell of a performer in comparison to AMD’s top processors.
A benchmark for the Core i9-12900K in Cinebench R23 has allegedly been leaked online, and the score is pretty wild. According to the leak, the 16 Core (8+8) i9-12900K scores 30549 in multi-core performance, which is just past the Threadripper 2990WX (a 32 Core CPU), and much further than the Ryzen 9 5950X (which scored 28647).
If this benchmark is legitimate, then that would make the 12900K the first mainstream CPU that breaks the 30K barrier on Cinebench R23. There’s no score for single Core unfortunately, but other leakers are claiming it hits past 2000, which would then be the highest Single Core score for a desktop CPU out right now.
A closer look at the 12900K specs:
All in all, the Core i9-12900K is on track to be one hell of a beast in terms of performance. Considering it seems to beat out the Ryzen 9 5950X (which retails for $799 MSRP), the 12900K would be an absolute bargain as the rumored price for Intel’s upcoming flagship CPU is around $600, which would make it $200 cheaper than AMD’s top Ryzen 5000 processor.
What do you think? How do you feel about the 12900K’s performance here? Are you excited for Alder Lake? Let us know!