The multi-core performance is definitely impressive. Compared with the Core i9-11900K, the 12900K is 2 percent faster in single-threaded performance but 57 percent faster in multi-threaded!
The processor has reportedly a base clock of 3.2 GHz while the boost clock is not read correctly (displayed as 3 MHz on the result page and 29 GHz on the score’s detailed page). According to the rumors, Core i9-12900K should offer a 5.3 GHz boost clock on P-Cores and 3.9 GHz on E-Cores. The CPU was tested on Intel’s reference and validation platform for testing.Alder Lake-S will hit the market later this year. The platform uses a hybrid architecture, with up to eight Performance cores and up to eight Efficient cores.