Intel Core i7-12700, results show that it is inferior to the Ryzen 7 5800X

The performance results of the Intel Core i7-12700 “Alder Lake” have been published in the Geekbench 5 database.

Intel Core i7-12700, results show that it is inferior to the Ryzen 7 5800X

The upcoming Intel Core i7-12700 processor with the Alder Lake architecture is seen in the popular benchmark tool with around 8 cores (P-core) and an unknown number of efficiency cores (E-Core).

The Core i7-12700 “Alder Lake” is determined to have around 8 efficiency cores and around 16 threads, running at a base clock of 2.10 GHz and a boost clock of 4.80 GHz.

Everything points to Geekbench misidentifying some specifications. Earlier leaks stated that the Core i7-12700K is equipped with 8 P-core and 4 E-core cores, which add up to about 20 threads. However, these are just speculations, as Intel did not reveal the specs or the models we saw in the 12th review.

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Compared to Intel’s Core i7-11700 “Rocket Lake” processor, the i7-12700 offers higher single-thread floating-point and integer performance at similar clock speeds. The i7-12700’s multi-core results are higher than the Core i7-11700’s and also outperform Apple’s M1.

Compared to the Ryzen 7 5800X, the “Alder Lake” chip underperforms by 5% on single-thread loads and 2% on multi-thread workloads.

Currently, the Intel Core “Alder Lake” processors making the rounds are qualification samples that have not yet been finalized. Also, to get the most out of their heterogeneous design, an operating system specifically designed for their use is needed, such as the upcoming Windows 11.