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Can probably be done if you're willing to manually configure your power limits to something more sensible, with some undervolting to try and regain some of that performance. Would be interesting to see where this ends up on the benchmarks.
Yeah but at that point you might as well get a 5900X, and manually configure nothing. And it'll be cheaper.
 
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It won't matter much since Zen 3 infinity fabric can't clock much higher than 1800Mhz (Some lucky chips will go up to 2000Mhz). They need 1:1 infinity fabric to DRAM frequency to get the best performance. 3600Mhz is already the sweet spot
1900 is pretty much guaranteed with Zen 3 but anything higher than that is impossible to get stable. Some chips can bench 2100-2133 though.
 
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Yeah but at that point you might as well get a 5900X, and manually configure nothing. And it'll be cheaper.
Yep. It'll be really interesting to see performance comparisons between these with some sort of power limit on the 12900K.
 

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Not really sure what you're getting at with this comment.
He cooled it on AIO water. So it can be done. It was also a cooler-mounting thing. The board's VRMs were in the way. Just gotta find the right cooler to fit, or the right board. It'll be hot, but so are laptops.
 
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given how memory stability is, i'd say the equivalents are basically there. I mean, i get what you're saying, but then shouldn't we be seeing like DDR5-6600-6800?


In that little blue box? LOL.
The memory should be as close in frequency as possible otherwise the reviewer is giving the new Gen Intel CPUs an advantage. I would say to perform the test again with DDR5 4800 or 5200 memory and use a higher frequency DDR4 memory.
 
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The memory should be as close in frequency as possible otherwise the reviewer is giving the new Gen Intel CPUs an advantage. I would say to perform the test again with DDR5 4800 or 5200 memory and use a higher frequency DDR4 memory.
Higher frequency DDR4 means running out of sync with IF on AMD or in gear 2 for Intel, which generally performs worse than lower speeds in 1:1/gear 1 (outside of strictly bandwidth-bound workloads, which there are essentially none of in this test suite or any normal consumer workload). Also, remember that DDR5-6000c36 is much higher absolute latency than DDR4-3600c16. 1000ms/1800MHz*16=8.89ms latency; 1000ms/3000MHz*36=12ms latency. And to be clear, most consumer workloads are far more dependent on memory latency than memory bandwidth (with iGPU gaming being the main exception).
 
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What a reason to make E-Cores? Idle consumption isn't great with it, оverall perfomance is about the same. Maybe Windows should be improved a lot in that way, something like OS and it's services work on E-cores and keep other cores for work applications.
 
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What a reason to make E-Cores? Idle consumption isn't great with it, оverall perfomance is about the same. Maybe Windows should be improved a lot in that way, something like OS and it's services work on E-cores and keep other cores for work applications.
On the Anandtech review, they have tested with just the E-Cores enabled and they top out at 50W full utilization. That's seriously impressive. So the problem is with the P-Cores I guess, they are just ridiculously inefficient to the point of negating any gains from the E-Cores.
 
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What a reason to make E-Cores? Idle consumption isn't great with it, оverall perfomance is about the same. Maybe Windows should be improved a lot in that way, something like OS and it's services work on E-cores and keep other cores for work applications.
It allows them to have more than 8c16t without ballooning die size (each 4c E core cluster is slightly larger than a single P core; this die is as large as the 10900K at 208mm²), and it significantly increases MT performance in apps capable of making use of them. They're not blazing fast, but they aren't slow either, and there are 8 of them after all. They're not for idle power consumption reduction, at least not in desktops. Should do that job decently in laptops, though we'll see if they're able to implement them so that all P cores can go to sleep (at least disabling all P cores on these desktop chips is not possible) while keeping the E cores running.
On the Anandtech review, they have tested with just the E-Cores enabled and they top out at 50W full utilization. That's seriously impressive. So the problem is with the P-Cores I guess, they are just ridiculously inefficient to the point of negating any gains from the E-Cores.
All the more reason for them to add them - if you're going for a 250W power budget, better to spend 50W on great efficiency and 200W on crap efficiency than 250W on crap efficiency. It'll be really interesting to see how mobile versions of these chips stack up against the M1 Pro and Max!
 
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they are just ridiculously inefficient to the point of negating any gains from the E-Cores.
The bigger issue seems to be that unlimited tau or turbos ~
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What a reason to make E-Cores? Idle consumption isn't great with it, оverall perfomance is about the same. Maybe Windows should be improved a lot in that way, something like OS and it's services work on E-cores and keep other cores for work applications.
Software has always been behind but maybe this transition to big.LITTLE will change that.

All the more reason for them to add them - if you're going for a 250W power budget, better to spend 50W on great efficiency and 200W on crap efficiency than 250W on crap efficiency. It'll be really interesting to see how mobile versions of these chips stack up against the M1 Pro and Max!
There's no way they'll be a match for M1.
 
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There's no way they'll be a match for M1.
With the M1(x) you aren't just comparing the chip. It's the entire Mac platform, so a truly apples to apples comparison will be hard to come by.
 
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There's no way they'll be a match for M1.
Not in ST, no, as the M1 essentially ties the best ST cores from both Intel and AMD. But for MT? It could be pretty close, if Intel is able to run 8 E cores at 3.9GHz at 50W. Remember, the M1 Pro/Max has essentially no power ratings or limits at all, and can range from 40 to ~100W under MT loads depending on the load and thermals.

With the M1(x) you aren't just comparing the chip. It's the entire Mac platform. So a truly apples to apples comparison will be hard to come by.
That doesn't really matter if you're controlling the workload properly, i.e. compiling a known test suite yourself like AnandTech does, or running tests in multi-platform applications like Creative Suite. Both have pros and cons, but both are valid comparisons in their own way (the former is as close to a level playing field as you'll get; the latter is as close to real-world as you'll get). The issues start arising if you're running synthetic benchmarks that you have no control over (i.e. GeekBench), or are using different software that "kind of does the same things" like some bad reviewers tend to do.
 
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It allows them to have more than 8c16t without ballooning die size (each 4c E core cluster is slightly larger than a single P core; this die is as large as the 10900K at 208mm²), and it significantly increases MT performance in apps capable of making use of them. They're not blazing fast, but they aren't slow either, and there are 8 of them after all. They're not for idle power consumption reduction, at least not in desktops. Should do that job decently in laptops, though we'll see if they're able to implement them so that all P cores can go to sleep (at least disabling all P cores on these desktop chips is not possible) while keeping the E cores running.

All the more reason for them to add them - if you're going for a 250W power budget, better to spend 50W on great efficiency and 200W on crap efficiency than 250W on crap efficiency. It'll be really interesting to see how mobile versions of these chips stack up against the M1 Pro and Max!
I honestly think Intel should spend more time extracting more performance from those E-Cores. They're actually faster than Skylake cores while basically sipping power. Very impresseive
 
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I honestly think Intel should spend more time extracting more performance from those E-Cores. They're actually faster than Skylake cores while basically sipping power. Very impresseive
Yep, I was just thinking whether we might see Intel going hard in that direction in the near future architecturally. Though it's not unlikely for those cores to have a hard frequency limit that's much lower than the P cores, so their ST performance might suffer. Also makes me wonder what would happen if they gave the E core clusters a massive L2 cache like Apple's M1 P core clusters.
 
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but both are valid comparisons in their own way (the former is as close to a level playing field as you'll get; the latter
Not really no, you're still bound by the OS & scheduler. Looking at some of the results currently win11 still needs a bit of a work handling a lot of these tasks properly. Apple has probably at least a decade of lead over MS in this & similar margin wrt Intel. The hardware scheduler (thread detector) on ADL is interesting but it also raises the question as to how it will work with or maybe override the built in scheduler for Windows in certain tasks.

 
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Not really no, you're still bound by the OS & scheduler. Looking at some of the results currently win11 still needs a bit of a work handling a lot of these tasks properly. Apple has probably at least a decade of lead over MS in this & similar margin wrt Intel. The hardware scheduler (thread detector) on ADL is interesting but it also raises the question as to how it will work or override the built in scheduler for Windows.

Wait, Apple has a decade's lead for their 1-year old desktop architecture? Remember, MacOS isn't iOS. Also: the OS is out of the control of literally everyone except for Apple and MS. Software vendors, users, Intel, AMD, doesn't matter. It is what it is, and it is accounted for in testing. If Apple's OS and scheduler are doing a better job than Windows, does that undermine the performance or efficiency of their cores? Of course not. It's likely the integration helps them, but it's not what is causing their 2-3x efficiency lead. And besides, the performance you get is the performance you get in the real world. Saying "but one has an OS/scheduler advantage" doesn't change that. Performance is ultimately performance.
 
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Apple has a decade's lead for their 1-year old desktop architecture
Apple has experience with big.LITTLE for close to a decade, yes it isn't iOS but you're telling me that their experience with Axx chips or ARM over the years won't help them here? Yes technically MS also had Windows on ARM but we know where that went.
If Apple's OS and scheduler are doing a better job than Windows, does that undermine the performance or efficiency of their cores?
No of course not but without the actual chips out there how can MS optimize for it? You surely don't expect win11 to be 100% perfect right out the gate with something that's basically releasing after the OS was RTMed? Real world user feedback & subsequent telemetry data will be needed to better tune for ADL ~ that's just a reality. Would you say that testing AMD with those skewed L3 results was also just as fair?
 
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With a SFF PC it's pretty tough to run a 5950X, but seems like it would be impossible without undervolting/limiting the new 12900K.
Rubbish.
 
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It won't matter much since Zen 3 infinity fabric can't clock much higher than 1800Mhz (Some lucky chips will go up to 2000Mhz). They need 1:1 infinity fabric to DRAM frequency to get the best performance. 3600MT/s is already the sweet spot
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So why does the GPU test bench use 4000Mhz modules with the 5800x? Also, Previous benchmarks show even higher fps. 112 vs 96.
 
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