Intel 12th Gen Core “Alder Lake-S” final specifications and pricing leak ahead of launch

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2021/10/27 04:40:34 (permalink)
Intel Core i9-12900K featuring 16 cores (8 Performance and 8 Efficient) and 24 threads will carry a boost clock up to 5.2 GHz, there is no Thermal Velocity Boost according to the official slide deck. This CPU will cost 589 USD, which is an increase of 50 USD over Core i9-11900K at launch. The KF variant which lacks integrated UHD Graphics 770 based on Xe architecture will cost 564 USD, 51 USD over the predecessor.
Intel Core i7-12700K is a 12-core and 20 thread CPU (8 Performance and 4 Efficient cores) with a boost clock up to 5.0 GHz. This model will retail at 409 USD with a KF variant going retail at 384 USD. What this means is that consumers will have to pay 10 USD more for each SKU compared to the 11th Gen Core series. The Core i5-12600K with 10 cores and 16 threads (6 Performance and 4 Efficient cores) will not support Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 technology unlike Core i7 and Core i9 SKUs. The maximum boost of the Performance core is 4.9 GHz. This CPU will cost 289 USD with the KF variant going for 264 USD. We are looking at a 27 USD price increase over the predecessor.
Intel has a few slides featuring Core i9-12900K performance, but by far the most interesting slide is gaming, which has not been featured in the recent leaks. Intel claims 12900K delivers better performance than the flagship AMD Ryzen 9 5950X CPU in 7 titles out of 9 tested.
Intel Alder Lake-S lineup which will be announced later today features 6 SKUs. The processors will officially go on sale on November 4th, but the preorders are to begin shortly after the announcement.
The price increase was not entirely unexpected. 

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