If the latest leaks prove to be true, people who want to upgrade or build a new PC based on Intel's Alder Lake platform will have to pay a hefty fee for the privilege. And that doesn't even count for speculators who can send retail prices into the stratosphere.
The Alder Lake is the most exciting Intel family of processors in recent years, after several iterations of being integrated into the same nearly universally integrated 14nm Skylake processing node. recipe. Rocket Lake was supposed to represent a major break with the past, but it didn't capture the interest of consumers as the company wanted.
As the first wave of Lake Alder approaches, initial benchmarks suggest that Intel may finally have promising CPUs for gamers and enthusiasts alike. Thanks to the slight slack in European and US retailers noted by momomo_us, we now know what to expect in terms of new processor prices as well as new specs. European model price (excluding VAT) US price (excluding VAT) Core / L3 cache i9-12900K €736 / €741 €705 24/30 30MB Core i7-12900KF €704 / €708 €674 €16/ 24 30 MB Core i7 - 12,700K € 524 / 520 € 495 12/20 25 MB Core i7-12700KF 492 € / 487464 $ / 20 25 MB Core i5-12600K 365/358 € 343 10/16 16 MB Core i5 -12600KF €333 / €326 $312 10/16 16MB
This leak indicates that the flagship Core i9-12900K combines eight Golden Cove performance cores and eight performance cores. Core i9-11900K, but less than the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X, which is currently $749/€789 on Amazon. The same cannot be said about the 12th generation Core i7 and Core i5 components. For example, the Core i7-12700K will be priced higher than both the Core i7-11700K and the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X. The same goes for the Core i5-12600K, which is more expensive than the Core i5-11600k and AMD Ryzen 5 5600X.