Intel was successful in reclaiming the gaming crown this week as it introduced the Core i9-12900K, Core i7-12700K and Core i5-12600K, the fastest gaming CPU before AMD at the start of the new Alder Lake CPU series. Not only that, but the completely new operating system also comes with features like DDR5 and PCIe 5.0.
Two trials for the introduction of Intel Alter Lake this week attracted much interest among readers. The editors scrutinized the performance of the applications in the games to the smallest detail on eight pages, and in one experiment the performance in gaming was once again apparently devoted to comparisons between Windows 10 and 11 and DDR4 and DDR5.
Two very detailed tests
Since Intel relied on a completely new configuration with performance and performance cores on the Alter Lake, this time there were several special tests that shed light on performance and performance compared to the AMD Ryzen 5000 and 3000 and many previous Intel generations. Do P-Cores really bring in 19% more IPC? Are e-cores really as fast as Skylake? How does DDR5 compare to DDR4? Also can Alter Lake be used with Windows 10 or should it be the new Windows 11?
Intel is at the forefront of games and single-core loads
In both tests, all of these questions are answered and many details are highlighted. Its main feature is that Intel offers successful CPUs in many areas, which can crown themselves in games and single-core loads. However, in view of the 16 cores and 32 threads of the Ryzen 9 5950X, AMD is allowed to keep the classic headdress for multi-core loads.
Recommended for Core i7-12700K
Editors’ purchase recommendation falls on the Core i7-12700K because this CPU comes without the sometimes ridiculously high consumption of the Core i9-12900K. Thanks to the eight P-cores, the processor still scores high performance in games, which is maintained under a single core load. The four missing E cores are largely noticeable only in parallel applications. From the editors’ point of view, the Core i5-12600K is a good processor, but its main feature is that it is too expensive to deliver.
Microsoft is back on Windows 11
Windows 11 is a hot topic and is struggling to make the top spot in the daily news. This week we discussed dragging and dropping files in smaller applications – both of which were removed from the operating system after Microsoft Windows 10, and earlier versions mastered both functions. But for Christmas Microsoft wants to integrate these functions again and again into the Windows Insider program’s Dev channel. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
New Audi A8 and games from Netflix
Following the Windows 11 message, there is a report on the revised Audi A8, which can now be ordered with matrix LED headlights with DMD technology, delivering 1.3 million pixels of light per headlight, so this is part of a special program of assist systems on the street. . Behind Audi, Netflix will have a global availability of its own games, five of which will be offered exclusively for Android at launch.
AMD and Nvidia host the events
Next week begins with the fall version of the Nvidia GTC, which will open its virtual doors on Monday, but the first key note from CEO Jensen Huang will not take place until Tuesday. By the time, the AMD Data Center Premiere Virtual Event will take place on Monday. The editorial board will soon have online reports related to both events. The release of Forza Horizon 5 is scheduled for Tuesday, and the PC version is currently being reviewed by editors for initial testing.
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