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Intel’s Arrow Lake has a 20% performance increase over i9-14900KS according to leaked benchmark

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Last Updated on July 2, 2024
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A leaked benchmark has surfaced online, hinting at the impressive performance potential of Intel’s upcoming Arrow Lake Desktop CPUs. While details remain unconfirmed, the leak suggests a significant leap in single-core performance compared to current offerings. The leak originates from a forum member on Tieba Baidu, who shared a screenshot of a CPU-Z benchmark supposedly featuring an unknown Intel Arrow Lake chip. 

The user claims the screenshot comes from another source and showcases the CPU running on a presumed next-generation Z890 motherboard, compatible with the new LGA 1851 socket. While specific details like CPU model, core count, and clock speeds are not mentioned, the benchmark scores themselves offer some clues. 

Image Source: Tieba Baidu

The alleged Arrow Lake CPU scores a remarkable 1143.2 points in single-thread performance and 12,922.4 points in multi-thread testing. The single-core score translates to a potential 20% performance increase over the current reigning champ – the Intel Core i9-14900KS. The leak doesn’t clarify if this benchmark reflects default clock speeds or an overclocked state. While an overclocked result is a possibility, a 20% single-core improvement at stock speeds would be a game-changer.

The multi-threaded performance score suggests this might be a successor to the Core i5 series, potentially a Core Ultra 5. This assumption stems from the score falling below the Core i7-14700K and Core i7-13700K, but exceeding the i5-14600K by a healthy 30%. This aligns with the reported 29.5% multi-thread improvement the leaked CPU has over the Core i5-14600K in the CPU-Z test.

It’s crucial to remember that the leak lacks concrete verification. The authenticity of the screenshot and the chip itself remain unconfirmed. However, with Intel’s Arrow Lake Desktop CPUs slated for an October 2024 launch, we can expect more information to emerge soon, potentially during the next Innovation event. Stay tuned for official announcements and further details on this potentially groundbreaking new generation of desktop processors.

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