The Ashes benchmark is very misleading right now since it released a version updated specifically for AL (let's be real, 40% is just fantasy). Who updates a benchmark for the very specific "24 threads"? O_o I would ignore it just like you should also ignore the userbenchmark "leaks".Haha no. So AMD FX8350 performs close to a Ryzen 5800X I guess?
In "leaks" i9-12900K performs like a 5950X in multithreaded loads and beats it in single thread tests.
This is AMDs first time not competing against 14nm with Ryzen. It's going to fun to see how AMD will compete without having a major node advantage, because Alder Lake looks great with +40% performance in Ashes CPU bench compared to AMDs flagship 5950X which is a 800 dollar CPU.
However Raptor Lake will be much better than Alder Lake and software will have matured by then and DDR5 needs to improve too, in terms of clockspeed and latency. So personally I won't be buying Alder Lake.
In general I can see MT being similar to current gen Ryzen with ST being 10-15% better in the best case scenarios. But that would mean that Zen3 + 3D Cache will just edge out or equal Intel again without a change in process node for AMD.