Every time a new generation of such processors is introduced, charts and numbers are important. So it was again, but Alder Lake forgot to mention some things related to the Intel competition.

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In the official presentation of the new generation Alder Lake processor, Intel has shown a lot of charts, so that curious viewers can see the difference in performance compared to the competitor (AMD) model.

Good at everything at least at first glance

In 8 out of 10 tests, the new Intel Core i9-12900K processor has gained a significant advantage over the AMD Ryzen 5950X, which is especially pronounced in games, a field where for two generations AMD prevails On Intel’s efforts to seize their crown. In the Troy Total War Saga game, for example, the Core i9 achieves an incredible 30% better fps than the AMD competitor, which is really a huge difference.

On the other hand, it is well known that the results displayed in these presentations are chosen between applications and games that differ the most, in resolution that is consistent with the products currently displayed, and the like. This is nothing new, so many people have seen the Intel slide with eyebrow curls.


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Other test conditions

A few days later, when the processors came for testing, it was found that the performance differences were not nearly as large as Intel presented. Namely, it was found that Intel forgot to mention two very important things. The first is that Intel has allowed its Core i9-12900K processor to draw 2.4 times more power than its AMD competitor, allowing for more turbo frequencies and more operating clocks.

Windows 11 patch release? We didn’t notice

Another, equally important point is that Intel has tested on the Windows 11 operating system and there is not a single patch that fixes it in a version. Performance problems Which happens with AMD processors. As such, it has been observed that early versions of the Windows 11 operating system work slower with AMD processors due to higher L3 cache latency and weaker assignment of executable threads to the faster processor core. When translated into performance, the performance of sensitive applications is 3 to 5 percent worse for memory access time, whereas eSports games show 10 to 15 percent worse results.

It was in this situation that Intel compared its processors with AMD, taking all the weight to its core. Of course, we’re not sure what Intel’s initial idea was, as it was clear that the results of the first test would show completely different numbers, which it did.

Don’t trust marketing materials

You can see the same processors in different places on the same test, the results of which are up to 3-5% gravitational when the conditions are the same, instead of ten times more, as Intel has shown. Needless to say, Intel compares its new processor to the year-old AMD processor and will face the real face when AMD introduces a new generation Their processor. It seems to us that they will not need to adjust the results then.

AMD, on the other hand, did not comment on Intel’s announced results. Perhaps they also knew what it was and just waited to read it in some places, when independent test results were displayed, without asterisks and lowercase letters.

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