What is the Intel 12 Gen chipset?

Here we discuss about Intel 12 Gen chip, its specification, performance and benchmarks out of the box.

In past few months, when news came out about 12 Gen Intel CPUs heavy speculations have been made about it. But now time has come and we have tested this chip thoroughly and run some heavy graphics intensive games and did some high stress test, and on that basis, we are going to give our opinion about this 12 gen Intel chip.

Intel has already expanded its 12 Gen (code name Alder Lake) chips market further, for which many techs enthusiast was eagerly waiting for, and company has already started its shipment for their customers. This chip has already created huge wave in CPU space, many gamers are marked this chip in their wish list. This time it is said to be the best generational update over past few years.

This is a very intuitive development as 12 gen desktop’s SOCs shredded its performance lately, in spite of being a high-performance CPU it is also very power efficient.

Let’s talk about Intel 12 Gen specification

It has whopping 5.2 GHz, single core turbo cores and for efficiency it can go up to 5.2 gigahertz on multi core performance. With up to 14 cores this 12th gen chip can provides 40 percent higher performance than the previous generations. With its higher clock speed GPU, it can give you 30 % more frame rate while gaming for smooth and flawless experience.

Intel designed the processor to do multiple high intensity tasks at the same time. Intel had added H series and P series to the family for bringing it to the thinner and lighter laptops.

P-series has six new chips which can delivers twice more than the previous generation.

12 gen is divided into two cores that is P- core and E-cores. For easy study and comparison, we have made a table as given nicely below-

  i5-12600K(F)   i7-12700K(F)   i9-12900K(F)  
Core Layout 6 P-Cores 4 E-Cores 16 Threads 8 P-Cores 4 E-Cores 20 Threads 6 P-Cores 8 E-Cores 24 Threads
P-Core Clocks 4.9 GHz Max Turbo 3.2 GHz Base 5.0 GHz TBM 3.0 4.9 GHz Max Turbo 3.6 GHz Base 5.2 GHz TBM 3.0 5.1 GHz Max Turbo 3.2 GHz Base
E-Core Clocks 3.6 GHz Max Turbo 2.8 GHz Base 3.8 GHz Max Turbo 2.7 GHz Base 3.9 GHz Max Turbo 2.4 GHz Base
Cache 20 MB L3 9.5 MB L2 25 MB L3 12 MB L2 30 MB L3 14 MB L2

Benchmarks of 12 Gen chips

Intel launched its one of the finest chips since 2006, it was a revolutionary hike in era of multiple core CPU. It is like a boon for the developers and heavy users. Innovation in architectural changes like reducing fabrication of CPU and GPUs of the chips helps in increasing chips capabilities top notch.

Intel has reduced its chips size add core counts to the SOC and improves voltages, adding advances RAM and ROM to the mother board, hence all these capabilities improve its performance and gives all time high benchmarks.

How does Intel 12 gen chip perform?

intel 12 gen chipsetRecently released data of flagship chip i.e., i9 12 Gen 12900K shows, at Cinebench a synthetic benchmark score analysing application measure its performance.

Its multi core score is hovering around 28871 and for graphics it scores 19912 for graphics and 16430 for CPU performance. Hence, we can this chip is the gaming king in the entire industry.

On comparing with Ryzen 5000 series CPU Intel has a big lead overall, although performance is varied on different applications upon their optimization. On our testing Intel i9 12 Gen totally out perform the Ryzen 5900x by a large margin of 12 gen chipset

Overall, the 12th gen Intel CPUs are amazing on board, providing big boost over previous year CPUs almost in every aspect.

Some problem we have faced during our testing

Only at one instance, we have noticed some heating issues, fans ramp up automatically even when we are doing very negligible work. I think CPU is bit aggressive and needs some optimizations. And during our team’s unreal engine test it lacks behind Ryzen 5000 series CPUs. but it’s kind of nid picking, nothing major as such.

Remember this is a hybrid architecture which is still new and in upgradation phase even we can see some more change in it with the passage of time. It needs some time to cope up with new OS updates and threads scheduling optimizations to be made in near future.

DDR5 and PCI 5.0 are in birth phase and will provide it greater interest as new RAM and GPUs were introduced.

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