Rumor has it that Intel recently sent samples of its Alder Lake (12th generation) processors to its partners, starting with some of its specifications. At the moment, nothing other than the original 12900K has been verified by the database leak, although many sources have verified a lot of information.
Some of the leaked specifications seem strange but not unexpected. Alder Lake processors are certified by Intel for Golden Cove and Gracemont cores, with each processor having two cores and two clock speeds.
Golden Cove FYI cores are often performance cores, large P cores, and large C cores. Grasmaton cores are called performance cores, electronic cores, micro cores, or micro "c" cores. Golden Cove is the technical successor to Cypress Cove used in the eleventh core processors. Golden Cove is the standard Intel architecture, fast and coarse. Grasmetton takes a different direction: its cores are low-powered, hyperbonded, and (apparently) limited to around 4GHz. Grossmet cores theoretically don't load Golden Cove cores out of low durability - working with priority, like playing music or downloading files. It also complements Golden Cove cores when multidisciplinary workloads such as presentations. 30 MB PL1 TDP 125 W PL2 TDP 228 W
Like the AMD 5950X, the 12900K has 16 cores, but unlike the 5950X, it only has 24 threads. Golden Cove 5950X cores could challenge gaming dominance, but it's hard to say what Gracemont cores will do. At least they didn't contribute much to the TDP 12900K, i.e. 11900K. Core i7-12700K Golden Cove Gracemont Cores / Threads 8/16 4/4 Boost Clock 4.7 GHz 3.6 GHz Turbo Boost Clock 5.0 GHz 3.8 GHz L3 Cache 25 MB PL1 TDP 125 W PL2 TDP 228 W
12700K It's actually a 12900K with Half of Gracemont cores and clock speed are a bit slower. Multi-discipline performs worse but similar game performance, so he will be the likely winner. Core i5-12600K Golden Cove Gracemont Cores / Threads 6/12 4/4 Boost Clock 4.5 GHz 3.4 GHz Turbo Boost Clock 4.9 GHz 3.6 GHz L3 Cache 20 MB PL1 TDP 125 W PL2 TDP 228 W
Configuration 10 12600K 16-core Core is quite odd, but the same category occupies the relative performance of the 11600K and 10600K. Six Golden Cove cores are enough to prevent the main game threads from spilling onto Gracemont cores, and their speed is 10% slower than 12900K.
In addition to some great specs, Alder Lake is the first series of processors to support PCIe 5.0 and DDR5. Storage drives are prepared with PCIe 5.0, while the first DDR5 modules are already available. Intel has announced that Alder Lake will launch a launch program in late 2021, at the same time as AMD's usual. Previous rumors have also indicated that Intel may announce Alder Lake as soon as two months from now.
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Some weird Intel Core 12900K, 12700K and 12600K specs have appeared on the Internet