Intel's 12th generation processors are expected to be faster, warmer, and more expensive than their predecessors. What cost will be the key to Intel's success in convincing consumers to upgrade? A recent listing by a reputable US retailer shows that the premium will be no small part of Rocket Lake.
As the official reveal of the Alder Lake-S approaches, more hints about pricing will be emerging online. The latest Provantage release comes out in the US (thanks to @harukaze5719) and presents a relatively positive picture of 12th Gen Intel processors.
Earlier this week, Provantage briefly accepted pre-orders for some Alder Lake processors, even a few weeks before their official release. Given the vendor's list price, the new CPUs won't be more expensive than their Rocket Lake counterparts. This means that if you can, order before the speculators send their bots to work.Box model price (excluding VAT) Tray price (excluding VAT) Core/thread L3 Cache Size Core i9-12900K $604.89 $605.92 16/24 30 MB Core i7-12900KF $578.13 $578.49 16/24 30MB i7-12700K Core 422.17 $420.26 12/20 25 MB 25 MB i7-12700KF Core 395.61 $392.26 $12/20 25 MB $285 $1,657 $261.77 $263.15 $10/16 16 MB
to Core i9-12900K and Core i9-12900KF integrated CPUs seem to give you $604.89 and $578.13, respectively. This is for box models, but the tray seems to cost a few dollars less. This is interesting because Intel is said to have redesigned its first stock Laminar coolers with new CPUs that should run close to the AMD Wraith series. At the same time, the CPUs included in Alder Lake-S are still significantly more expensive than the equivalent street price of Rocket Lake. This is to be expected due to the new hybrid design and seemingly better performance per watt than 12th generation Intel. At $288.77 and $261.77, the Core i5-12600K and Core i5-12600KF CPUs look great for people who want to upgrade their old PC or build a new one without breaking the bank. If the performance is similar to the Core i5-11600K or the AMD Ryzen R5 5600X, the new CPUs may have a chance to slow AMD's advance into the gamer/enthusiast space.
The alleged price of Alder Lake-S was announced by the US retailer ahead of the official release