The first Alder Lake processors with 14 cores have been spotted on the Geekbench 5 benchmark tool.
Intel Core Alder Lake 14-core is spotted on Geekbench
The chip is detected as Alder Lake-P, which has 14 cores and 20 threads, with about 24 MB of cache.
Apparently, these are processors that lead to tech samples that Geekbench 5 does not yet recognize correctly. However, we can take a first look at the performance it might offer.
Intel’s Alder Lake S processors are built quite differently than the previous Intel Core series, combining powerful Golden Cove cores and low-power Gracemont cores.
The Alder Lake chip achieves 1287 points in single-threading and 8950 points in multi-threading. In single-threading, this result is comparable to a Ryzen 9 4900H. In multi-threading, the result is superior to the Ryzen 9 5980HS with 8 cores and 16 threads.
The result seems low, but keep in mind that we do not know the boost clock rates, so the results may not be accurate and do not represent the actual performance they should have in the retail version.
Alder-Lake processors will be released later in 2021 with support for DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0 interconnect interface. Nevertheless, they will be able to handle DDR4 and LPDDR4 memory according to the specification.