Leak suggests the Intel i5-12600K CPU outperforms AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X at a considerably lower price

The Gracemont little cores are now rumored to provide better performance than previously thought, helping Intel’s Alder Lake mid-tier model outperform even the Ryzen 7 5800X by around 5% in multi-core loads at a ~$100 lower MSRP. However, this price difference may actually be offset by the need to buy a new motherboard, DDR5 modules and a separate cooler.

Sources close to Moore’s Law Is Dead claim that the upcoming Alder Lake desktop processors from Intel could provide quite a few surprises, especially in the mid-range sector.

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