Want to get the Intel Alder Lake CPU months before the release date? It's possible, although doing so comes with several caveats: it costs over $1,000, comes from China, has to be bought in bulk, and there's no compatible motherboard.
Hardware blogger YuuKi_AnS (via Tom's Hardware) reports that Chinese businessmen have been selling QS processors for their Intel Core i9-12900K Alder Lake processors in China, months since the official end of 2021 or the beginning of the official release date of 2019. 2022.
We recently saw some potential specs for Alder Lake hybrid chips online. They have Golden Cove (performance/large) and Gracemont (performance/quantitative) cores. The i9-12900K has a total of 16 cores - eight Golden Cove and eight Gracemont - 24 threads, a 30MB L3 cache, 125W PL1 and 228W PL2.
Core i9-12900K 5.3 Features. Turbo booster clock and 5 GHz boost clock are in Golden Cove cores, while Grasstown cores have 3.9 GHz turbo booster and 3.7 GHz boost clock. Core i9-12900K Golden Cove Grossmet Cores/Threads 8/16 8/8 Boost Clock 5.0 GHz 3.7 GHz Turbo Boost Clock 5.3 GHz 3.9 GHz L3 Cache 30 MB PL1 TDP 125 W PL2 TDP 228 W
plus Alder Lake QS chips She is also not very useful to buy something from China. The attractive price range is between $1064.95 and $1157.55 and should be purchased in bundles of 100 CPUs - minimum. But the biggest problem is that the sellers don't offer any Alder Lake motherboards. With no LGA1700 socket available in the future, processors will not be widely used by the everyday consumer. p>
Intel Core i9-12900K Alder Lake chips are now sold in China