Intel’s new 12th Gen SKUs are great for daily usage, gaming as well as productivity undoubtedly and the multi-threaded performance you get is exceptional especially compared to a Ryzen 5000 series processor. A year back we though there would be none to defeat the likes of Ryzen 9 5900X or the 5950X in multi-core performance, however, Intel has totally changed the path of course in 2021.
These new 10nm based 12th Gen Alder Lake processors possess up to 8 Performance cores and 8 Efficiency cores, as we saw in our Core i9-12900K review, the chip almost closes in with the Ryzen 9 5950X while shreding apart the likes of Ryzen 5900X. Pudget Systems has shown properly that in PugetBench for Davinci Resolve, Intel shines in all scenarios.
The best part is Intel’s every chip at each level defeats AMD Ryzen 5000 series while the Core i5 12600K totally destroys the likes of Ryzen 5 5600X, performing 17% better. Also, the 12 core Core i7-12700K much expectedly performs better than the Ryzen 7 5800X, overall, if you can bear the platform costs of 12th Gen Intel SKUs then you can expect healthy difference not just in gaming but also in productivity.