All eyes are on Intel as the release of its upcoming 12th generation Alder Lake processors draws nearer, especially with the company losing market share to rival manufacturer AMD in both the mobile and desktop CPU markets over the past couple of years. However, a recent Ashes of the Singularity benchmark, posted by Benchleaks, may suggest that the blue team has one of the best gaming CPUs ready to go in the form of the Intel Core i9-12900K.
While it may initially appear that the i9-12900K’s score of 14,000 leaves the competition in the dust, with the highest benchmark score from AMD’s Ryzen 9 5950X at 10,100, there are some disclaimers that come with analysing Ashes of the Singularity benchmarks.
Neither of the benchmarks provide any detail on the clock speed of the CPUs or GPUs used and so there’s no way of knowing to what degree, if any, these parts have been overclocked. However, the benchmark does confirm that the i9-12900K will have 24 threads to its hybrid cores.