Intel’s twelfth generation processor, codenamed Alder Lake, will bring to the x86 market a hybrid approach to design that will combine high-performance cores with energy-efficient cores to deliver superior performance in a small form factor.
In search of its dominant place in the market, Intel will try to put processors capable of rivaling the competition in the hands of users. For now, and through the benchmark results that have appeared on the internet, we know that the new generation Alder Lake will have a performance about 50% higher than the previous generation.
More specifically, the Intel Core i5-12600K appears on CPU-Z with single-threaded results in the order of 773 points, while the performance in tasks that use multiple cores beats 7220 points. Compared to the last-gen i5-11600K, we’re talking 22.1% gains in single-core performance and 52.1% in multi-threaded tasks.
Intel bets on Alder Lake to win back PC users
Despite the coldness of the numbers pointing to a considerable evolutionary leap, it is worth noting that the i5-11600K is a Rocket Lake processor with 6 cores and 12 threads, while the Alder Lake i5 12600K offers 10 cores and 16 threads.
Still, judging by this benchmark, we can expect that Alder Lake is actually a more interesting proposition from a performance and efficiency standpoint, bringing Intel closer to the competition in regaining its market share.
If we look at the other side of the barricade, AMD has on the market the Ryzen 7 5800X with 8 cores and 16 threads, with results of 640 and 6580 on the CPU-Z, values slightly below this new i5 12600K. It remains to be seen how this Intel CPU will respond in real-life scenarios, and for now it seems certain that it promises a lot, judging by the synthetic tests.