The baby of the 12th Gen range, the Celeron G6900 can match the i9 10900K in single threaded performance

It’s all the time price scouring Geekbench for leaks of latest or upcoming hardware as testers typically overlook that Geekbench uploads scores to a leaderboard. The simply launched Intel Celeron G6900 is the newborn of the 12th Gen vary, however such are the enhancements on supply from the Golden Cove P cores, this little CPU is able to matching the mighty Core i9 10900Ok in single threaded efficiency, albeit with some tweaking.

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The Celeron G6900 is a twin core processor with simply two threads, a three.4GHz clock, 4MB of L3 cache and a 46W TDP. It’s positively low cost in spec and value at simply $59 (£55, $109 AU). Some would say CPU with two threads shouldn’t exist in 2021, and we’d agree principally, however then once more, it's below $60 which is difficult to argue with.

A eager eyed tweeter, Benchleaks noticed the Geekbench entries (through wccftech). In line with the outcomes, the Celeron G6900 was paired with an ASRock Z690M Phantom Gaming four motherboard and 16GB of DDR4 reminiscence. You will need to word that the CPU was apparently clocked at four.four GHz, effectively above the inventory three.four GHz which is probably going a results of Asrock’s Base Frequency Enhance (BFB) expertise. 

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The entries present the G6900 scoring round 1400 factors within the single-core assessments. Examine this to the Core i9-10900Ok which delivers an basically an identical rating in the identical take a look at. It’s reasonably beautiful that an entry degree Celeron G6900 can match the flagship processor from simply two generations again.  To place it one other approach, a four.four GHz Golden Cove core, even with a small cache is ready to match the most effective Comet Lake (or any Skylake) core. 

In fact, the G6900 with its two threads will not be in the identical ballpark, league or sport because the twenty threads supplied by the 10900Ok, so a G6900 isn’t going to be an awesome alternative in your house video encoding duties. 

Even with its wonderful ‘overclocked’ single threaded efficiency, the G6900 isn’t going to finish up in lots of gaming rigs, until minesweeper is your concept of AAA gaming. It’s very a lot entry degree, and it's destined to search out its approach into fundamental workplace or web machines. Don’t anticipate to see many opinions of it. What it does present is that 12th Gen CPUs are very robust, all the way in which from the entry degree Celeron G6900 as much as the king of gaming, the i9 12900Ok.

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