Multiple Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation (AotS:E) benchmarks have leaked in the past few hours for Intel's upcoming Alder Lake-S flagship Core i9-12900K SKU. The processor is a 16 core, 24 thread (16C/24T) part, and it seems Intel or its motherboard vendor partners have been testing these upcoming processors.
One such benchmark run has been done using the 1440p High preset paired with an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080, and a comparable system with a 16C/32T AMD Ryzen 9 5950X is easily defeated by the upcoming Intel desktop CPU.
The i9-12900K appears to be around ~40% faster than the AMD flagship SKU on average across all batches as it hits 146.6 fps against the Ryzen 9 5950X's 104.6. The latter is one of the fastest CPUs in AotS:E currently available for purchase.
It is noteworthy here that the title recently received an update with v3.1 that now allows the game to utilize up to 24 threads whereas previously, it was limited to 16 threads. This means the Core i9-12900K was likely fully saturated if the new optimization works as it says. And the Ryzen 9 5950X probably had some gas left in its tank as it is a 32 thread processor.
There are also plenty of other new feature additions to AotS:E with update v3.1 that you can read about here.