Today marks the official launch of Intel’s Alder Lake processors, in which team blue is hoping to take back AMD’s gaming CPU crown with its new hybrid core design. We’ll be posting a roundup of third-party reviews later today, once the embargo is lifted, but YouTube channel LinusTechTips has already accidentally posted its review.
Twitter user Ayxerious (via Videocardz) was able to capture screenshots of the video review, covering gaming and performance benchmarks, as well as power consumption readings. To summarise the findings, it looks like Intel’s Alder Lake chips are shaping up to be some of the best gaming CPUs money can buy.
Across the six leaked game benchmarks, both the Intel Core i9-12900K and Intel Core i5-12600K beat the AMD Ryzen 5 5950X in all but Counter Strike: Global Offensive. This is particularly surprising as the i5-12600K costs $289 USD, which is more than $500 USD less than the AMD flagship.