No, the 12900k isn't beating the 5950x by 38%, but it is still winning which is pretty significant. For those saying it barely beats a year old CPU, you're missing the forest for the trees. The over 2000 single threaded cinebench score is what really matters, which is way ahead of 5000 series CPU's. 24 threads beating out the current gen 32 thread leader is a real accomplishment. Statistically zero percent of you are using a 5950x ($750 right now), and only slightly more are using a 5900x ($600+ right now). Whatever you are currently using outside of those 2, Alder Lake is going to crush. When utilizing 16 threads or less, which is overwhelming where most mainstream software is today, nothing is going touch Alder Lake. The winner here looks like the 12700k. The loss of 4 "efficiency" cores vs the 12900k means you're going to lose some in those rare highly threaded work loads, but lose practically nothing for everything else. If the rumored $430 is true, the 12700k is going to be a monster mainstream CPU that is going soundly beat 5000 series CPU's and crush everything else.
and you are baseing this WHOLE comment on a cinebench score ?? the SAME cinebench that intel used to use pre ryzen, then when ryzen was released and was faster in, so intel then down played the whole benchmark, and now that intel could be faster in the SAME cinebench benchmark, is valid again ? um ok sure, the rest of us,( id guess) like me, will wait till this cpu is out and is run on other benchmarks, and tests, instead of a benchmark that intel and its fans only use agree with, and praise, when intel is winning in it.
from here : " Intel downplayed the importance of PCIe 4.0 for mainstream users and also challenged AMD to prove its worth in real-world gaming and not just Cinebench. " of which, in the link for the word " challenged " intel further said "
One of Intel’s targets for unrepresentative benchmarks was Cinebench R15/20. This is a popular benchmarking software among reviewers, but Intel holds that, seeing as so few users actually use Cinema4D by its own internal numbers, performance in this benchmark does not equate to real-world utility. And no wonder it now thinks so. Back at Computex AMD showed off its Ryzen 7 3700X squarely trumping Intel’s Core i7 9700K in that very same benchmark. Similarly AMD’s Ryzen 9 3900X topped the Cinebench performance of Intel’s enthusiast i9 9920X during AMD’s testing.
" to that, amd should challenge intel to do the same when the tables were reversed, right ?
kind of funny how that works, isnt it ? intel wins in cinebench, and touts that win, intel loses, and downplays it. its back to winning in that benchmark, and it looks like it might start to tout its win in that again, or at least its fans are starting to, im sure intel will follow suit soon enough