It would seem that Intel finally has an answer to AMD’s Ryzen processor lineup. The new Intel 12th Generation, Alder Lake chips.
Intel’s latest chips are expected to land on more store shelves later this year and bring with them a healthy performance boost to next-generation, Desktop PC’s and Laptops. However, some retailers seem to be shipping them ahead of time.
Intel’s headline feature of the Alder Lake chips is their hybrid architecture which brings x86 together with “efficiency” cores to deliver faster speeds and supposedly endurance to next Generation Laptops, notably due to the power efficiency savings.
Upgrading to a new Alder Lake Chip means a new motherboard; however, that comes with support for DDR5 and PCI-E 5.0! I’ll be watching this space for any news of an Nvidia PCI-E 5.0~ graphics card.
But I won’t hold my breath with the ongoing chip shortage still plaguing OEM’s.
Several benchmarks are in the wild, with one over on Geekbench giving the new i7-12700 a single processor score of 1595 and 10170 in the multi-core tests. If these figures are to be believed, it would mean that Intel’s new chips are about 3%~ faster than the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X.
It would also mean they’re 13%~ faster than the last generations i7-11700K. Yikes, if you puppied up for an 11th Generation Intel CPU, I’m sorry.