Intel Core i9-12900K and i5-12600K lead ominous Alder Lake assault on UserBenchmark's charts as highest Ryzen chip languishes in 17th position
As it is already well known that UserBenchmark comparisons between Intel and AMD processors seem heavily weighted towards Team Blue, much of the focus here will be placed on how Alder Lake is doing. Chips from the latest Intel family have been springing up on numerous benchmark websites and have invariably posted incredible scores, when overclocked or not. Now UserBenchmark, which had already made space for Alder Lake SKUs, has positioned the Intel Core i9-12900K, i5-12600K, and i7-12700K (in that order) as the top three processors.
This placing is despite the very few samples that have been tested so far: Four for the i9-12900K and one each for the other two SKUs. However, all three Alder Lake chips have scores over 120, with the i7-12700K on an average bench of 122 and the other two parts managing 123. This is a reasonable +13.89% improvement for the i9-12900K over the i9-11900K – and just for those who hate UserBenchmark and will no doubt decry its bias the Alder Lake flagship is given a +21.78% lead over the Ryzen 9 5900X.
UserBenchmark credits the incredible scores that the Alder Lake chips are achieving in the 1-core, 2-core, 4-core, and 8-core tests for their very high average benchmark results. In fact, the three chips maintain the same order (i9-12900K, i5-12600K, i7-12700K) throughout the 1-core, 2-core, and 4-core tables while the Intel Core i7-12700K pips its fellow Alder Lake chips for first place in the 8-core chart. The score differences between Alder Lake and Rocket Lake parts are clearly generational, so regardless of UserBenchmark’s notoriety, the signposts do seem to point to a strong upcoming release by Intel.