Intel finally releases Alder Lake pictures as Core i7-12700K hits PugetBench and CPU-Z benchmarks
Intel has finally shown what Alder Lake-S processors look like, having already revealed numerous details about its new 10 nm architecture. As VideoCardz notes, Intel's final design has hardly changed from the first engineering samples (ES1) that the website leaked last year. Accordingly, ES2 and QS processors are almost indistinguishable from their retail siblings.
While Intel is expected to announce the Alder Lake-S fully by the end of the month, the Core i7-12700K has made two more early benchmark appearances. For reference, the Core i7-12700K is a 12-core processor with 8 performance cores and 4 efficiency cores. The processor is believed to have a 5.0 GHz boost clock and a 125 W TDP, too.
Regardless, the Core i7-12700K cannot outscore the Ryzen 9 5900X in the CPU-Z multi-threaded benchmark. Both are 12-core processors, although the Ryzen 9 5900X has four more threads than the Core i7-12700K. We would not recommend judging the comparative performance of either on benchmark, mind you. By contrast, the Core i7-12700K outperforms the Ryzen 9 5950X by upwards of 10% in PugetBench and with DDR4 RAM.
Unfortunately, even though the results below may look impressive, there is no way of telling if someone overclocked the Core i7-12700K to achieve them. If they have been achieved without any overclocking, then Alder Lake-S should deliver a healthy performance uplift over Rocket Lake-S. Retail chips are tipped to start shipping on November 4, meaning we are less than a month out from discovering the Core i7-12700K's real potential.