Intel Alder Lake is not only unlocked, 10-nanometer processors with additional energy-saving cores. The manufacturer recently introduced us to much more affordable units, e.g. from the Core i5 or Core i3 series, but the cheapest system using the new Golden Cove cores is the Celeron G6900 priced at just $ 42. It is a 2-core / 2-thread processor with 4 MB of L3 cache, which works at a relatively low clock speed of 3.4 GHz. Its specification does not knock down and it seems that such a chip has no chance in today’s demanding games, but it turns out that in exceptional conditions it is able to leave even a 10-core Comet Lake behind.
The result of the new Celeron may make a great impression, but you have to bear in mind that nobody will combine a cheap 2-core processor with the expensive Z690 gaming motherboard …
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One tester decided to check the performance of the Celeron G6900 in conjunction with the ASRock Z690M Phantom Gaming 4 motherboard. Interestingly, the processor frequency was raised to 4.4 GHz, which was probably achieved by manipulating the BFB (Base Frequency Boost) settings and increasing the power limit . The platform also included 16 GB of DDR4 RAM and we can guess that it did not do without decent cooling as well. The processor configured in this way was subjected to performance tests in the Geekbench program. Although the Multi-Core result is not surprising (2577 points), the result of 1403 points obtained in the Single-Core should be considered very high.
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For comparison, the once top Intel Core i9-10900K fared slightly worse in the same test – it scored 1393 points. Recall – this is a 10-core / 20-core Comet Lake generation (14 nm) accelerating up to 5.3 GHz. It is still a relatively fresh and appreciated unit, which is why the Celeron result makes a very good impression. However, it is worth bearing in mind that such a result is only a curiosity – rather, no one will combine such a cheap processor with an expensive motherboard that allows solid overclocking.