big/Performance Core Performance Analysis (Intel 12th Gen Core AlderLake (i9-12900K))

What is “AlderLake”? It is the “next-generation” (12th) Core architecture – replacing the short-lived “RocketLake” (RKL) that finally replaced the many, many “Skylake” (SKL) derivative architectures (6th-10th). It is the 1st mainstream “hybrid” arch – i.e. combining big/P(erformant) “Core” cores with LITTLE/E(fficient) “Atom” cores in a single package. While in … Read more…

Intel 12th Gen Core AlderLake (i9-12900K) Review & Benchmarks – big/LITTLE Performance

What is “AlderLake”? It is the “next-generation” (12th) Core architecture – replacing the short-lived “RocketLake” (RKL) that finally replaced the many, many “Skylake” (SKL) derivative architectures (6th-10th). It is the 1st mainstream “hybrid” arch – i.e. combining big/P(erformant) “Core” cores with LITTLE/E(fficient) “Atom” cores in a single package. While in … Read more…

ARM big.LITTLE: The trouble with heterogeneous multi-processing: when 4 are better than 8 (or when 8 is not always the “lucky” number)

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What is big.LITTLE? ARM’s big.LITTLE arch made big waves on launch way back in 2011; it was heralded as a great way to combine performance with power: a “big” (computationally powerful but power hungry) core was to be coupled with a “LITTLE” (slow but low-power) core – and switched as … Read more…