Last week, Intel’s Alder Lake-S desktop processor family expanded with locked multiplier models. Those wishing to upgrade to the LGA1700 platform have access to both the junior 12th generation Core CPUs and the budget Pentium Gold G7400 and Celeron G6900 chips. The latter was recently spotted in the Geekbench test suite, where it showed a very good result.
Intel Celeron G6900 is priced by the chip maker at $ 42 and operates with only two Golden Cove cores without Hyper-Threading support with a nominal frequency of 3.4 GHz. Despite the modest characteristics, in the single-threaded Geekbench test, this processor performed at the level of Core i9-10900K (Skylake architecture). The maximum result of the Celeron G6900 was 1408 points, about the same as the head of the Comet Lake-S family with a maximum turbo frequency of 5.3 GHz.
The test bench used an ASRock Z690M Phantom Gaming 4 motherboard and 16 gigabytes of DDR4 RAM. The operating frequency of the Celeron G6900, according to the benchmark readings, was 4.4 GHz. According to foreign colleagues, this is the merit of ASRock’s proprietary Base Frequency Boost technology, which allows you to “squeeze” additional megahertz from processors with a locked multiplier.