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Tipster leaks disappointing Raptor Lake results in BAPCO Crossmark: 24-core, 32 core chip is 30 percent slower than the Alder Lake i9-12900K, with an unusual P and E-core balance

The Raptor Lake engineering sample scored worse than the 12900K and the 5950X (Image source: Gadget Tendency)
The Raptor Lake engineering sample scored worse than the 12900K and the 5950X (Image source: Gadget Tendency)
Tipster @KOMACHI_ENSAKA got their hands on benchmark results for an unnamed Intel Raptor Lake part with 24 cores and 32 threads. Despite having a 50 percent higher core count, the engineering sample falls well behind the 12900K, hinting at very low test clockspeeds.

Tipster @KOMACHI_ENSAKA recently shared leaked benchmark results for an unnamed Intel Raptor Lake chip. The 24-core, 32-thread part was briefly spotted in the BAPCO Crossmark benchmark suite, but initial results were fairly disappointing. The Raptor Lake part scored 1591 overall, which is 30 percent lower than the 12th gen Alder Lake i9-12900K, despite enjoying a 50 percent advantage in terms of core count. The part also performed worse than the Zen 2-based Ryzen 9 5950X.

The poor results here might not necessarily be cause for concern, though. We are most likely looking here at an early engineering sample for Raptor Lake, running at significantly lower clockspeeds than we'll likely see at launch. 

What's particularly interesting here is the Raptor Lake part's core configuration. The processor in question sports 24 cores in total, with 32 threads.

High-end Alder Lake parts usually feature a greater number of dual-threaded P cores (like the 12900K), or an equal number of P and E cores (as with the 12700K). 24 cores and 32 threads implies that this Raptor Lake part features 16 E-cores, but only 8 P cores. It'll be interesting to see Intel's rationale here for rebalancing performance and efficiency cores.  

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The leaked Crossmark results show Raptor Lake trailing the i9-12900K (Image source: @KOMACHI_ENSAKA via Tom's Hardware)
The leaked Crossmark results show Raptor Lake trailing the i9-12900K (Image source: @KOMACHI_ENSAKA via Tom's Hardware)
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Arjun Krishna Lal, 2021-12- 4 (Update: 2021-12- 5)