After a rumor about performance, this time we have new information about the characteristics of three Alder Lake processors. This data comes from various leaks, so it is advisable to remain cautious.
Up to 5.3 GHz for Alder Lake?
After the rumors on the performances, which would announce very high scores compared to the Zen 3, and seeming to correspond to the +20% of performance in single core expected, we would now have the characteristics of several Alder Lake processors. This information comes straight from a leaker known and that we will qualify as serious.
|CPU name||Core / threads||All core frequencies (Big)||Boost frequencies (Big)||All core frequencies (Small)||Boost frequencies (Small)||L3 cache||TDP|
|Core i9-12900k||16/24||5.0 GHz||5.3 GHz||3.7 GHz||3.9 GHz||30MB||125W|
|Core i7-12700k||12/20||4.7 GHz||5.0 GHz||3.6 GHz||3.8 GHz||25MB||125W|
|Core i5-12600k||10/16||4.5 GHz||4.9 GHz||3.4 GHz||3.6 GHz||20MB||125W|
We are therefore in the presence of three processors, namely the i9-12900k with 16 cores and 24 threads, the i7-12700k with 12 cores and 20 threads and finally the i5-12600k with 10 cores and 16 threads. The three models will have respectively 30,25 and 20 Mb of L3 cache as well as a TDP of 125W (and PL2 at 228W) that is to say a PL2 lower than the previous generations which went up to 250W. This end of the year looks exciting for Intel. Indeed, on paper, the blue could regain for a while the leadership of single thread performance and why not in multi thread!