Early samples of Intel's upcoming 12th Gen ‘Alder Lake' processors are starting to do the rounds, leading to early benchmark results. The latest benchmark entry was spotted on the Geekbench 5 database, putting the upcoming CPU in close competition with AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X.
The Geekbench 5 entry for the Core i7-12700 was spotted by @benchleaks. As we can see from the processor information listed, the Core i7-12700 features 8 cores and 16 threads with a 2.1GHz base clock, a 4.8GHz boost clock, and 25MB of L3 cache. It's worth noting these specifications may not be entirely accurate, as Geekbench 5 does not yet fully support hybrid processor architectures.
[GB5 CPU] Unknown CPU
CPU: Intel Core i7-12700 (8C 16T)
Min/Max/Avg: 23313/26557/26464 MHz
Codename: Alder Lake
CPUID: 90672 (GenuineIntel)
Scores, vs AMD 5800X
Single: 1595, -4.5%
Multi: 10170, -2.5%https://t.co/62kv8Irsi3
— Benchleaks (@BenchLeaks) August 25, 2021
It is also possible that Intel is planning to use a different core configuration for the Core i7-12700 compared to the i7-12700K. From what we know, the Core i7-12700K will feature 8x big cores with 16x threads and an additional 4x small cores.
With a 1595 single-core score and a 10170 multi-score score, the Core i7-12700 offers similar performance to the Core i7-11700 in the single-core test (1595 vs 1633) and is significantly higher in the multi-core test (10170 vs 8822). The Core i7-12700 comes close to the Ryzen 7 5800X in both tests as well, with 1595 vs 1672 points in the single-core test and 10170 vs 10376 in the multicore test.
KitGuru says: We've still got quite a wait ahead of us before retail sample reviews and benchmarks surface, but these early results should give us a good idea of what to expect from Alder Lake in a few months time.