IntelBX8071512900K
IntelBX8070811600K

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

6 Cores, 12 Threads @3.9GHz, Rocket Lake.
Release date: Q1 2021.

Real World Speed
Performance profile from 69,714 user samples
45,001 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 125% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 5.15 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 107% Base clock 3.2 GHz, turbo 0.8 GHz (avg)
Poor: 107% Great: 125%
SPEED RANK: 4th / 1360
Gaming
Gaming 116%
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Desktop
Desktop 116%
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Workstation
Workstation 140%
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24,713 User Benchmarks
Best Bench: 108% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 4.95 GHz (avg)
Worst Bench: 92% Base clock 3.9 GHz, turbo 1.7 GHz (avg)
Poor: 92% Great: 108%
SPEED RANK: 23rd / 1360
Gaming
Gaming 101%
UFO
Desktop
Desktop 104%
UFO
Workstation
Workstation 95%
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Effective Speed
Effective CPU Speed
116 % Faster effective speed.
+15%
101 %
Memory
Avg. Memory Latency
81.9 Pts 90.3 Pts Lower memory latency.
+10%
1-Core
Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed
208 Pts Faster single-core speed.
+25%
166 Pts
2-Core
Avg. Dual Core Mixed Speed
408 Pts Faster dual-core speed.
+28%
320 Pts
4-Core
Avg. Quad Core Mixed Speed
800 Pts Much faster quad-core speed.
+34%
598 Pts
8-Core
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed
1533 Pts Much faster octa-core speed.
+56%
982 Pts
Memory
OC Memory Latency
93.4 Pts 95.9 Pts +3%
1-Core
OC Single Core Mixed Speed
223 Pts Faster OC single-core speed.
+27%
175 Pts
2-Core
OC Dual Core Mixed Speed
437 Pts Faster OC dual-core speed.
+27%
344 Pts
4-Core
OC Quad Core Mixed Speed
861 Pts Much faster OC quad-core speed.
+32%
650 Pts
8-Core
OC Octa Core Mixed Speed
1674 Pts Much faster OC octa-core speed.
+57%
1064 Pts
Market Share
Based on 55,486,957 CPUs tested.
Market Share
Market Share (trailing 30 days)
1.25 % Much higher market share.
+76%
0.71 %
Value
Value For Money
94.2 % 108 % Better value.
+14%
User Rating
UBM User Rating
85 % 96 % More popular.
+13%
Price
Price (score)
$589 $219 Much cheaper.
+63%
Age
Newest
10 Months Much more recent.
+41%
17 Months
TDP
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 Watts 125 Watts
Cores
CPU Processing Cores
16 cores Hugely higher core count.
+167%
6 cores
Threads
CPU Processing Threads
24 threads Hugely higher thread count.
+100%
12 threads
Lithography
Manufacturing process
10 nm Newer manufacturing.
+29%
14 nm
Base Clock
Base Clock Speed
3.2 GHz 3.9 GHz Faster base frequency.
+22%
Turbo Clock
Turbo Clock Speed
5.2 GHz Slightly faster turbo frequency.
+6%
4.9 GHz
64-Core
OC Multi Core Mixed Speed
3185 Pts Hugely faster OC 64-core speed.
+141%
1324 Pts
64-Core
Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed
2940 Pts Hugely faster 64-core speed.
+138%
1234 Pts
Series
CPU Architecture
Alder Lake Rocket Lake
Socket
Motherboard Socket
FCLGA1700 FCLGA1200
Graphics
Integrated Graphics
UHD 770 UHD 750
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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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The i5-11600K is the best value "top tier" CPU in Intel’s 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S lineup. With a simple overclock it offers almost the same levels of performance as the 11900K. Rocket Lake brings higher IPC (early samples indicate +19%) which translates to around a 10% faster Effective Speed than both Intel's 10th Gen and AMD’s 5000 series. Despite Intel’s performance lead, AMD continues to outsell Intel. Given the scale of Intel's operation, it’s inexplicable that their marketing remains so neglected. Little effort is made to counter widespread disinformation such as: “it uses too much electricity” or the classic: “it needs more cores”. Intel’s marketing samples are routinely distributed to reviewers that appear better incentivized to bury Intel's products rather than review them. Not enabling XMP or only testing with BIOS power limits enabled is akin to leaving the handbrake on during a race. Mind-numbing “scientific” and rendering benchmarks are presented as gospel. Different games, mostly unplayed by real users, are cherry picked for each “review”. When it's convenient, canned game benchmarks are chosen such as Ulletical’s CSGO which runs at nearly double the in-game fps. Credible benchmark data, which necessarily includes replicable video footage from popular games, is the exception rather than the rule. At every release, AMD’s marketers coordinate narratives to ensure another feast of blue blubber. Nonetheless, towards the end of 2021, Intel’s Golden Cove is due to offer an additional 20-30% performance increase. At that time, with a net 30-40% performance lead, Intel will probably regain significant market share despite AMD's class-leading marketing. In the meantime, most PC gamers need look no further than the 11400F. [Mar '21 CPUPro]

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