Intel Core i9-12900K(F), Core i7-12700K and Core i5-12600K Review - Gaming in really fast and really frugal | Part 1 | igor'sLAB
Intel in fast AND economical? Yes, since the 12th. Generation, i.e. Alder Lake S, this also fits together again. And so today's text effectively becomes the narrative for a kind of turnaround…
The efficiency graphs are at the bottom of the following pages (Average CPU Watts by Frames Per Second)
Good to see a place testing gaming power consumption.
Alder Lake has lower watts per frame than Zen3 in gaming. An Alder Lake CPU is topping these charts for gaming efficiency most of the time. The only Zen3 CPUs that come close to Alder Lake in terms of gaming efficiency are the 5600x & 5800x, while the high core count Zen3 CPUs have gaming efficiency closer to Rocket Lake...
Looks like Alder Lake is not only the fastest gaming CPU architecture, but also the most efficient CPU for gaming.
Found another source.
From CapFrameX Review (7/10 different games from igor, different memory setup too)
Seems that efficiency increases further when you use DDR4.