Intel Core i9-12900K will be a great choice for gamers
According to Digitaltrends, this time around, the high-end Intel Core i9-12900K processor has been put through a number of synthetic benchmarks, notably a first look at how the processor performs during gaming. With this value, it will most likely become the best processor in the future for gaming.
One of the latest benchmarks comes from Enthusiast Citizen, a member of the Chinese social media platform Bilibili. The leaker tested the Intel Core i9-12900K alongside the AMD Radeon RX 6600. In addition to the new Radeon GPU released by AMD, the test included DDR5-3886 memory that looks like a basic CPU cooler and a board. ASRock Z690 owner. No case is included in this setup, so the processor gets plenty of airflow.
The tester ran synthetic tests using benchmark programs and then tested the CPU in a number of different games. Composite performance as measured by 3DMark Time Spy and Fire Strike. These tests went very well for Intel’s latest CPU as the processor scored 17,915 points in 3DMark Time Spy and 41,477 points in Fire Strike Ultra.
Comparing it with current generation processors from both AMD and Intel shows that the Core i9-12900K is the top processor. The candidate in the closest position in 3DMark Time Spy is the Core i9-10900K with 14,026 points, while the Ryzen 9 5950X is behind with 13,780 points.
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It looks like the new Alder Lake will also shine in the gaming arena, although the lead over AMD isn’t too far off. Running Forza Horizon 4 at 1080p on Windows 11 produced 193 fps (fps), while the same game on a Ryzen 9 5950X device resulted in 189 fps. This test was done on Windows 10 – a number that makes perfect sense considering the fact that Windows 11 really slows down the gaming performance of today’s AMD CPUs.
This processor has also been benchmarked in Rainbow Six Siege (252 fps at 1080p) and Shadowof the Tomb Raider (112 fps at 1080p). These tests were only performed on the Alder Lake system, so it is not possible to compare it with its opponent at the moment.
After all, the Intel Core i9-12900K is capable of further boost in gaming performance when officially released, so it’s no wonder it could turn out to be a real gaming beast. This CPU will have 16 cores and 24 threads. Eight of its cores will be high-performance cores with 16 threads, while the other eight are power-efficient with eight threads. It will also have 30MB of L3 cache.
The Alder Lake processor is expected to launch in early November, although the exact date is still just a rumor. That was also the time when many new 600 series motherboards using the new LGA1700 socket as well as DDR5 RAM appeared.