I'll just copy-paste this from somewhere else, because it makes sense:
Nice FAIL intel.
The more I see about this Alder Lake CPU, the less I am impressed.
Horrible efficiency, barely faster, 1 year later, very expensive (CPU+MB+DDR5) and needs help from Win11 and DDR5. Those are a lot of minuses... I don't like it one bit.
Also, does no one see this?
11900k scores higher than 5950X in CPU-Z and other synthetic benchmarks, but gets beaten in gaming benchmarks.
So the actual lead of Alder Lake in gaming benchmarks will be much smaller than it looks in these synthetics. Not to mention if you take away Win11 and DDR5, I expect it will not win then anymore.
And then comes Zen 3D. Yeah, Alder Lake is a FAIL for me, if these leaks are true.
Even if I was an intel fanboi I would skip this 1st gen and wait for Raptor Lake which will have matured tech and process, better DDR5 and PCIe 5 prices and options and support, matured Win11 drivers, etc.
Everything looks better for Raptor Lake, but not only because it's the next step, but because of external factors too. This Alder Lake is like Zen1, but even less impressive somehow. Meh...
The only thing I like about Alder Lake is that it pushes AMD to do better and lower prices (hopefully).