The cheapest Intel Alder Lake processor caught up with the

The cheapest Intel Alder Lake processor caught up with the Core i9-10900K in a single-core test

Intel Celeron and Pentium chips, hidden in the shadow of their “big brothers”, are clearly devalued. But the latest data from Geekbench 5 on these chips clearly deserves attention: In the single-core test, the Celeron G6900 chip showed comparable results as the Core i9-10900K.

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The Celeron G6900 processor, which starts at $ 42 MSRP, is built with a pair of prolific Golden Cove cores and traditionally doesn’t support Hyper-Threading technology. In addition, the chip is only limited to a base clock of 3.4 GHz and is the most modest offer in the Alder Lake range. In view of the powerful Intel Golden Cove cores, it should not be underestimated either.

In Geekbench 5’s benchmark database popped up Celeron G6900 benchmark results on an ASRock Z690M Phantom Gaming 4 motherboard with 16GB DDR4 RAM. ASRock’s board has its own overclocking tools, including Base Frequency Boost (BFB) technology, which allows you to increase the power limit by increasing the base clock speed. The result of the tool differs from chip to chip, but in the case of the Celeron G6900 the processor received an additional 1 GHz, in the benchmark it ran at 4.4 GHz.

In a single-core test on this system, the Celeron G6900 achieved 1391 to 1408 points. For comparison: The flagship Core i9-10900K of the Comet Lake family got an average of 1393 points in the same test – just like the new budget processor. We also emphasize that the clock speed of the Golden Cove cores of the new budget model was 4.4 GHz and the Comet Lake chip produced up to 5.3 GHz.


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