The Intel Core i9-12900K processor beats the M1 Pro and M1 Max processors in GeekBench 5 benchmark tests by being 1.5 times faster than Apple.
With an average score of 18,500, it outperformed Apple’s latest processors that did not pass 12,500.
Intel Core i9-12900K is 1.5 times faster than Apple processors
Recently, Intel unveiled its 12th generation Aider Lake processor, which includes the i9-12900K processor. Designed for the new generation of desktop PCs, the best-in-class i9-12900K has 16 cores, eight of which are performance-oriented and the other eight are energy-efficient.
It is true that the new generation of Intel was developed for desktop computers while the M1 Pro and M1 Max chipsets were integrated into laptops. But since there are rumors that Apple intends to supply the new 27-inch iMac with these chips in the first half of next year, comparisons and tests between the two are inevitable.
And that’s exactly what happened. The first results of the GeekBench 5 benchmark test show that the Intel Core i9-12900K is 1.5 times faster than Apple’s M1 processor. In this test, the Intel processor scored an average of 18,500 while the Apple processors scored an average of 12,500.
Intel wins the speed test but loses its energy efficiency
Although the Intel Core i9-12900K processor showed good results in speed tests, it still fell short in power consumption tests. Here Apple wins with its processors that use much less power than the 12th generation Intel. Depending on the brand, the Intel Core i9-12900K processor consumes up to 125 watts in base use, and up to 241 watts at turbo frequency.
But the truth is, when Apple announced that it would develop its own processors, it never said that it would be the fastest on the market. Cupertino has previously committed to making it more energy efficient, and tests have now shown that Apple delivers on its promise.
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