Intel Core i9-12900K vs. AMD Ryzen 9 5950X: Flagship CPUs, tested

Intel’s 12th-gen Alder Lake processors are ushering in a new era of desktop computing. It’s the first time we’re seeing a hybrid architecture from a slot-in CPU, and it marks a shift in leadership at Intel. Still, a big red glow hangs over Intel’s flagship Core i9-12900K — and it comes from the Ryzen 9 5950X.

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Intel Core i9-12900K review
Intel Core i9-12900K

“Intel is back.” It’s a phrase you’ve heard muttered ad nauseam if you’ve been paying attention to CPUs over the Read more

Overclocked Intel Core i9-12900K produces astonishing single-thread score on CPU-Z with its P-cores dialed up to 6.3 GHz
Intel Core i9-12900K

The Intel Core i9-12900K has been spotted on CPU-Z Validator once again. This time around, the Alder Lake hybrid processor Read more

Intel Core i9-12900K swats Ryzen 9 rivals and i9-11900K away with blazing CPU-Z single-thread benchmarks
Intel Core i9-12900K

A couple of CPU-Z benchmarks have surfaced showing the Intel Core i9-12900K achieving astonishing single-thread results. The new Alder Lake Read more

Intel Core i9-12900K is already showing seriously impressive overclocking potential
Intel Core i9-12900K

Intel’s Core i9-12900K has only just been unveiled, and it’s already breaking world records on the performance front. As Tom’s Read more

Intel Core i9-12900K vs Intel Core i9-11900K: What’s the difference?
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Intel is set to launch its new 12th generation of desktop processors very soon, with the Intel Core i9-12900K being Read more

Intel Core i9-12900K scores high marks with overclocked DDR5 memory
Intel Core i9-12900K

A recently leaked Intel Core i9-12900K benchmark appears to show it crossing the 30,000 mark in Cinebench R23 test, but Read more

When 24 threads are faster than 32: Intel Core i9-12900K convincingly beats AMD Ryzen 9 5950X in Geekbench single and multi-core tests
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The Intel Alder Lake Core i9-12900K has popped up on Geekbench with scores that seem to give it good leads Read more

Intel Core i9-12900K benchmark could be most worrying Alder Lake leak for AMD yet
Intel Core i9-12900K

Intel’s Core i9-12900K has been sighted in another leaked Alder Lake benchmark, and this one could be a real worry Read more

No, Intel Alder Lake isn’t underperforming in those benchmarks – here’s why
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A newly uncovered benchmark for the Intel Alder Lake Core i9-12900K processor is making the rounds this week, fueling speculation Read more

Intel Core i9-12900K on Asus ROG Strix Z690-E Gaming WIFI board targets i9-11900K and AMD Ryzen 9 5950X in unsupported benchmark run
Intel Core i9-12900K

An apparent Intel Core i9-12900K qualification sample has been spotted in a few benchmark runs carried out via PugetBench. The Read more

Razer Blade 17, Blade 15 w/ 11th-gen Intel Core H-Series CPUs: specs, now official
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Razer has announced that the latest Blade 17 and Blade 15 laptops are now powered by 11th gen Intel Core Read more

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The latest iteraton of this dual-screen powerhouse gets a better design and beefy specs. Regardless of whether you have $3,000 Read more