Intel recently announced the debut of six new ‘Alder Lake’ processors geared at desktop PCs, including the high-end Core i9-12900K, a 16-core device with eight performance cores and eight efficiency cores. While the first 12th-generation processors are desktop-class. They make for an interesting comparison with Apple’s M1 Pro and M1 Max chips in the 14-inch, 16-inch MacBook Pro models. According to Mac Rumours, suggest Apple plans to release a new 27-inch iMac with the same M1 Pro and M1 Max chips in the first half of next year.
According to reports, the Core i9-12900K is roughly 1.5x quicker in multi-core performance than the M1 Pro and M1 Max, according to the initial Geekbench 5 benchmark results. The Core i9 CPU, in particular, has an average multi-core score of over 18,500 thus far, compared to around 12,500 for the M1 Pro and M1 Max. According to Mac Rumours, the Core i9 CPU is significantly quicker than the M1 Pro and M1 Max, and it also consumes significantly more power than Apple’s processors, with Intel listed the chip as using up to 125W of power at base frequencies and up to 241W with Turbo Boost.
In Geekbench 5 findings, Intel’s 12th-generation Core i7-12700K is supposedly quicker than the M1 Pro and M1 Max. But it consumes more power. Because of its outstanding power efficiency, Apple’s M1 Pro and M1 Max CPUs beat a 12-core Intel-based Mac Pro that begins at USD 6,999 with minimum to no fan noise.
Intel plans to deploy 12th-generation Core CPUs for laptops in early 2022, according to Mac Rumours.