Supposed benchmarks of the Core i9-12900KF, i7-12700KF, and i5-12600KF processors from Intel's 12th generation of Core "Alder Lake-S" processors were published by the Persian retailer Sakhtafzarmag, along with the specifications and prices of the first models of the 12th generation of Intel Core "Alder Lake-S" processors.
We recommend that you take the information with tweezers, salt and the hole lot; they did not attach any snapshot of the hardware or capture that verifies the veracity of these tests. Nonetheless, we thought it would be interesting to share it with others to see what they thought in the event that the information turns out to be correct.
According to Sakhtafzarmag, the Core i9-12900K will feature eight high-performance (“P”) cores and eight high-efficiency (“E”) cores for a total of sixteen cores and twenty-four threads. Its "P" cores will operate at a base frequency of 3.2GHz and a single-core boost frequency of 5.3GHz, with a TDP PL1 of 125W and PL2 of 228W, and will be available for US $599.
The chart also includes specifications for the Core i7 and Core i5 lines, confirming reports that the Core i5-12600K will feature six "P" cores and four "E" cores, while the Core i5-12600 and i5-12400 will feature only six "P" cores with no "E" cores enabled.
According to Sakhtafzarmag's alleged tests, the i9-11900KF would achieve around 2000 points in the Cinebench R23 single-core test, becoming the benchmark's undisputed champion. Additionally, the i7-12700KF and i5-12600KF would perform admirably in this test, absolutely attacking AMD's Ryzen 5000 range. Regarding the Cinebench R23 multi-core tests, the i9-12900K would outperform the Ryzen 9 5950X, the i7-12700K would outperform the Ryzen 9 5900X, and the i5-12600KF would outperform the Ryzen 7 5800X, all at lower prices. If these results are accurate, the price-performance ratio of this generation would be impressive.
Additionally, the tests include X264 and X265 encoding tests, in which the blue chips outperform the red CPUs in traditional tests, whereas the red CPUs outperform the blue chips in the x265 tests, which include additional scenes.
Finally, findings in Blender reveal that the i9-12900KF significantly surpasses the Ryzen 9 5900X, while both the i7-12700KF and i5-12600KF outperform the Ryzen 7 5800X, indicating that Intel's new generation is on its way to reclaim the court.
It will be interesting to see whether or not these findings prove to be accurate. This will require us to wait until November to see the first reviews of Intel's new processors.