IntelBX8071512900K
AMDZen 4 Hype Train

16 Cores, 24 Threads @3.2GHz, Alder Lake.
Release date: Q4 2021.

  

6 Cores, 12 Threads.
Release date ≈ Q3 2022.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 67,000 user samples
66,991 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 124% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 107% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 3.9 GHz (avg)
Poor: 107% Great: 124%
SPEED RANK: 30th / 1452
Gaming
Gaming 117%
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Desktop
Desktop 116%
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Workstation
Workstation 138%
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9 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 121% Base clock 5.4 GHz, turbo 5.35 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 88% Base clock 4.4 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Poor: 88% Great: 121%
SPEED RANK: 63rd / 1452
Gaming
Gaming 104%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 107%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 100%
Nuclear submarine
Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
117 % Faster effective speed.
+12%
104 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
80.8 Pts +1% 80 Pts
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Speed
207 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+11%
187 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Speed
412 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+12%
368 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Speed
814 Pts Faster quad-core speed.
+18%
691 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Speed
1516 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+39%
1088 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
92.2 Pts 92.9 Pts +1%
1-Core
OC Single Core Speed
218 Pts +4% 209 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Speed
436 Pts Slightly faster OC dual-core speed.
+7%
409 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Speed
858 Pts Slightly faster OC quad-core speed.
+7%
804 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Speed
1655 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+34%
1234 Pts
Market Share
Based on 67,964,985 CPUs tested
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
0.89 % Insanely higher market share.
+∞%
0 %
User Rating
UBM User Rating
83 % Much more popular.
+57%
53 %
Age
Newest
31 Months 22+ Months More recent.
+29%
64-Core
OC Multi Core Speed
2996 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+103%
1477 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Speed
2804 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+109%
1344 Pts
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Intel’s 16-core flagship Alder Lake i9-12900K processor delivers a staggering performance improvement over it's predecessor (+70% 64-core). It features a new hybrid architecture which combines eight hyper-threaded performance cores with eight efficiency cores for a total of 24 threads. Alder Lake CPUs will require a new Z690 chipset which supports DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0. At an MRSP of $590 USD, the i9-12900K is aimed at power users who demand the best of the best. That said, Intel’s 10-core 12600K matches the 12900K’s performance for the majority of consumer use cases at a 50% price discount. [Nov '21 CPUPro]

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Within minutes of this unrealistic, pre-release, result appearing on userbenchmark, AMD’s marketing machinery declared a 20% victory over the 12900K whilst simultaneously slandering userbenchmark via hundreds of “news” outlets and thousands of supposedly disinterested twitter, reddit, forum and youtube accounts. Buying new AMD products is like buying used cars: it takes time, experience and a taste for sales hype. It’s difficult for consumers to make rational choices because AMD completely dominates “news” and social media channels. Ten years ago, when AMD was the underdog, this type of marketing was understandable. Today, with a capitalization of $150 Billion USD, it’s disrespectful to AMD's own users. Even with Intel's marketing department permanently asleep at the wheel, If these practices continue, Ryzen may eventually end up in the same state as Radeon. Following a series of overhyped releases, consumers have little interest in the Radeon brand. The combined market share for all AMD’s (discrete) Radeon RX 5000 and 6000 GPUs (Jun ’22 Steam stats) is just 2%. Meanwhile, Nvidia’s RTX 2060 alone accounts for 5%. If Zen 4 actually delivers anywhere near a 57% real-world single core uplift, we will bow down, call AMD king, and commit seppuku! AMD’s new architecture is, once again, optimized to shine in specific benchmarks. Realistically, even if Zen 4 only catches Intel's 12th gen. (Alder Lake) in a handful of real-world scenarios, it will be a big step forward for AMD. A few weeks after Zen 4 (est. Sep 27), Intel’s 13th gen. (Raptor Lake) is scheduled to launch. Smart shoppers will do well to wait until then, before considering a purchase. Despite AMD’s Neanderthal marketing techniques, it’s hard not to admire the speed of their technical progress. AMD-Raptor-4 and Intel-Zen-13 would be better fitting product names. [Jul '22 CPUPro]

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