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Intel Core i7-12700 trades blows with the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X on Geekbench

Another shot of an Alder Lake-S engineering sample has leaked. (Image source: HKEPC)
Another shot of an Alder Lake-S engineering sample has leaked. (Image source: HKEPC)
One of Intel's Alder Lake-S processors has appeared on Geekbench. The engineering sample scored reasonably well, and is within touching distance of the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, among other modern desktop processors. Another photo of an Alder Lake-S engineering sample has leaked, too.

The Core i7-12700 has appeared on Geekbench, one of Intel's many upcoming Alder Lake-S processors. Incidentally, HKEPC has published another photo of an Alder Lake-S engineering sample, which we have embedded above. Oddly, the Core i7-12700 cannot reach the scores of the Core i7-11700K, an 8 core processor with 16 threads and a 125 W TDP.

Additionally, the Alder Lake-S chip falls short of the Ryzen 7 5800X in Geekbench's single-core benchmark, along with even the Ryzen 5 5600X. Similarly, the Core i7-12700 is around 10% off the Core i7-11700K and the Ryzen 7 5800X in the multi-core benchmark. According to our database, the Alder Lake-S engineering sample performs below the level of the Core i9-10910, another 125 W processor.

On the other hand, VideoCardz notes that the Core i7-12700 outscores the Core i7-11700 by approximately 15% in the same multi-core benchmark. Geekbench also lists the Core i7-12700 as having 8 cores and 16 threads, which would be unusual for an Alder Lake-S processor.

Instead, we suspect that the benchmarking software has not recognised Alder Lake's hybrid architecture. If this is the case, then the Core i7-12700 may have an 8+4 core arrangement like the Core i7-12700K.

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(Image source: Geekbench)
(Image source: Geekbench)
(Image source: Geekbench)
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Alex Alderson, 2021-08-25 (Update: 2021-08-25)