Intel’s extant Twelfth-generation “Core” household processors, codenamed Alder Lake, are extraordinarily quick CPUs by any commonplace. The single-threaded grunt of the “Golden Cove” P-cores mixed with the multi-threaded functionality provided by piling on quad-core packets of “Gracemont” E-cores offers them spectacular efficiency in any workload.

Now, in most duties, you will discover an Alder Lake CPU topping the benchmark charts. However, in sure multi-threaded duties AMD’s 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X can nonetheless come out forward of Intel’s personal 16-core CPU. Indeed, for the final a number of generations, AMD’s largest energy subsequent to its blue-tinged competitors has been its willingness to promote prospects a giant pile of additional CPU cores.

Intel’s clearly had sufficient of that enterprise, as a result of its Thirteenth-generation Raptor Lake CPUs are doubling the variety of E-cores on-die in comparison with Alder Lake. That signifies that a top-end Raptor Lake chip goes to ship with the same old eight Hyper-Threaded efficiency cores after which totally sixteen Gracemont Plus E-cores.

If you’ve got puzzled concerning the impact that such a configuration might have on multi-threaded efficiency, nicely, check out this leaked UserBenchmark outcome. Spotted by APISAK on Twitter, the result’s for a Raptor Lake half with 24 cores and 32 threads, which must be the highest configuration for the household.

Unfortunately, the result’s in UserBenchmark, which is not an excellent software for precise efficiency testing. Still, we will examine it in opposition to the typical outcomes for a Core i9-12900K. The Raptor Lake half appears small however important positive aspects of 6-7% in calmly threaded duties regardless of being marked down for a peak clock of 4.6 GHz, doubtless because of the elevated L2 cache in its Raptor Cove P-cores.

The actual change, as anticipated, is available in UserBenchmark’s massively-parallel “64-core” checks, where it demolishes its predecessor with efficiency uplifts of as much as 32%. There are certainly extra enhancements than simply the eight additional E-cores, but it surely’s not arduous to think about eight additional cores giving such an uplift on their very own.

The UserBenchmark itemizing additionally consists of an Arc A770 graphics adapter, though it looks like it might not have had a useful driver put in, as a result of the outcomes for these checks had been downright terrible and possibly not significant. The GPU was detected as having simply 1GB of video RAM, so there’s undoubtedly humorous enterprise afoot.

A 32% increase over the Core i9-12900K will permit this Raptor Lake CPU to flatten AMD’s extant Zen 3-based processors even in multi-core duties, but it surely’s value stating that AMD was touting a 31% improve in multi-threaded efficiency over the identical Alder Lake CPU for its next-generation Zen 4-based “Raphael” processors. Of course, we anticipate that closing Raptor Lake CPUs will run a lot quicker than 4.6 GHz.

So saying, the showdown between Intel’s Thirteenth-gen “Raptor Lake” CPUs and AMD’s Ryzen 7000 processors this fall goes to be explosive, and we’re completely right here for it. Isn’t competitors grand?