Top 10 single-thread PassMark CPUs are now Intel only, AMD Ryzen nowhere in sight

AMD in red and Intel in blue fists about to strike
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Intel and fans of the company would surely be happy with this report. In the latest PassMark update rankings for single-threaded performance, Team Blue's 12th Gen Alder Lake-S desktop processors have all taken the Top 10 spots. The champion in the release is the Core i9-12900KF scoring 4,247 points, followed closely by the Core i9-12900 and the i9-12900K.

PassMark is a popular benchmarking suite that measures the various aspects of a processor's performance as well as other PC parts too. The top PassMark single-thread performers are given in the image below.

PassMark top 10 single-threaded processors

As you may have noticed, we also included up to number 13 in the image that has Apple M1 Pro 10 Core and M1 Max 10 Core processors. We added these as the single-thread performance per watt of the new M1 processors is impressive considering they only take up around 35-40W of power.

Sadly for AMD fans, the story is pretty bad as the Ryzen chips are not even in the Top 25 since they are mostly all taken by Intel Alder Lake SKUs or Apple M1 parts. One can say that AMD has struggled to make a mark in the PassMark Top single-thread CPUs chart.

The first AMD processor comes at number 25 where the 16 core Ryzen 9 5950X makes an entry as it scores an average of 3,500 points. It is followed closely by AMD's 12 Core Ryzen 9 5900X and 8 core Ryzen 7 5800X.

Source: PassMark (Twitter)

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