Last month, alleged benchmarks scores of Intel’s upcoming 12th generation Core i9-12900K CPU found their way online, but those numbers provided little insight to its gaming prowess. That scenario changed recently, however, when the CPU appeared in the Ashes of the Singularity (AOTS) database.
Sadly and as it is with all benchmarks scores logged into AOTS, the performance details isn’t as substantial as other gaming benchmark. At the very least, though, the database confirms that the 12900K’s will a 16-cores, 24-threads layout, which are comprised of a collection of Performance Cores (P-Cores) and Efficient Cores (E-Cores). Further, the CPU was paired with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080.
[AOTS] Unknown CPU
CPU: Intel Core i9-12900K (24T)
GPU: GeForce RTX 3080https://t.co/ZYJ1R4E8pq
— Benchleaks (@BenchLeaks) September 20, 2021
As for its other settings, the CPU was tested at Full HD resolution, the DirectX 12 API, and with the graphics fidelity seemingly set to their highest quality. The end result is that the 12900K managed to maintain an average framerate of 160 fps across the board.
Intel’s Alder Lake CPU lineup was first announced during the company’s Architecture Day last month. As you may know, the CPU lineup will be based on the chipmaker’s new Intel 7 process node, which is basically a 10nm die lithography. While not as thin or advanced as AMD’s own 7nm process, it is still considered a significant move away from its archaic 14nm process. That was launched back in 2015 with Skylake.
For that matter, Alder Lake is also expected to support the new DDR5 memory standard, as well as the PCIe 5.0 interface.