It was just yesterday that we reported on the alleged gaming performance of Intel’s Core i9-12900K, which appeared on the Ashes of the Singularity (AOTS) database. Now, another benchmark of the CPU seems to have cropped up, and this time it’s from Maxon’s Cinebench R23.
The leak comes by way of Twitter user REHWK (@hw_reveal), whose screenshot of the benchmark also includes details of the CPU via CPU-Z. To be fair, whoever it was they lifted the screenshot from crudely redacted the processor model, plus other details such as the motherboard brand and model, as well as the Socket type. However, some of the redactions seem pointless, while some seem incomplete to the point that we can safely guess the information that they were trying to hide.
But let’s look at the obvious details first. For a start, we’re certain that the CPU in question is the 12900K, just by looking at the core and thread count at the bottom right of CPU-Z. The “Cores” box registers 8+8 and 24 threads, due in part to the CPU’s new and unique P-Cores and E-Cores layout. Another giveaway is the technology bracket, which lists the CPU’s die lithography as 10nm.
— REHWK (@hw_reveal) September 16, 2021
As for the motherboard, it’s obvious that the person who ran the benchmark was using a Z690 motherboard from Gigabyte, specifically an AORUS Ultra model. Lastly, the alleged 12900K was also being tested with the new DDR5 RAM, which seemed to be running at a speed of 4200MHz.
When you combine all these components together, the end result translates into a score of 30549 points on Cinebench R23’s multi-core test. That’s impressive for a couple of reasons, chief among which is that the score beats out AMD’s 2nd generation Ryzen Threadripper 2990WX – it scored 30049 points – HEDT CPU. To be fair, the 12900K is newer and uses a newer and faster DDR5 RAM.
Lastly, the CPU-Z table shows that the 12900K was capable of boosting up to 5.3GHz, thanks to Intel’s Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB).
Intel’s Alder Lake CPU lineup is expected to launch a little later this year, presumably in late October. It is rumoured that the chipmaker will conduct its launch event during the InnovatiON event.