Alder Lake-S is expected to arrive around Q4 2021 and will mark the debut of hybrid cores on desktop. Designed for socket LGA1700 and a new chipset and built on Intel’s 10nm node, rumors are already circulating regarding the expected performance of the Alder Lake-S.
With the abundance of secretive leakers in social media, one such leaker, OneRaichu, published a leak of their QS Core i9-12900K benchmarks for Cinebench R20 with the Intel CPU beating out a 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD’s most powerful MSDT CPU and is functionally a mini-Threadripper which has served as a huge stumbling block for Intel to compete against.
That is looking to be contested soon with Alder Lake-S top end SKU, the Core i9-12900K, scoring around 11600 in Cinebench R20 multithreaded score with single-thread points at 810. This is on a stock setup with AIO cooling. In context, The R9 5950X is capable of 10400 multi-threaded and 600+ on single threaded. That’s a big jump in performance especially considering that the core count advantage goes to the AMD.
This are allegations of course but as previously exhibited by recent Intel CPUs, power is a large concern for Intel as OneRaichu also tweeted that the test did draw out more than 200W of power:
If any information I can't confirm is 100%, I will say it maybe happen.
If some media want to reprint my Twitter, plz not ignore the word “maybe”.
Otherwise, it would be misleading.
— Raichu (@OneRaichu) March 11, 2021
He does state that media should emphasize on “maybe” on his power draw statement. As a QS sample, Intel can actively change the specification as needed so final performance would be the same.