Intel’s twelfth Gen Alder Lake-S processors had been rolled out final month for the DIY crowd with the flagship Core i9-12900K going toe to toe towards AMD’s Ryzen 9 5950X at a lower cost tag. Nevertheless, the necessity for an costly new Z690 motherboard and the already scarce DDR5 reminiscence implies that demand for the brand new chips will stay lukewarm in the intervening time.
The non-Okay (locked) choices are slated to launch in mid-January with a fair tempting price ticket, particularly within the funds and low-end segments. These SKUs ought to launch together with the (extra reasonably priced) B660 and H670 motherboards with loads of DDR4 variants. PCIe Gen 5 assist needs to be included with most B660/H670 boards, however the H610 chipset will probably lose the potential.
|Mannequin||Cores/Threads||P-Core Increase||L2 + L3||TDP|
|i9-12900||8P+8E/24T||2.40 / 5.10 GHz||14 + 30 MB||65W|
|i9-12900F||8P+8E/24T||2.40 / 5.20 GHz||14 + 30 MB||65W|
|i9-12900T||8P+8E/24T||N/A / 4.90 GHz||14 + 30 MB||35W|
|i7-12700||8P + 4E /20T||2.10 / 4.90 GHz||12 + 25 MB||65W|
|i7-12700F||8P + 4E /20T||2.10 / 4.90 GHz||12 + 25 MB||65W|
|i7-12700T||8P + 4E /20T||N/A / 4.70 GHz||12 + 25 MB||35W|
|i5-12600||6P + 4E /16T||3.30 / 4.80 GHz||7.5 + 18 MB||65 W|
|i5-12600T||6P + 4E /16T||N/A||7.5 + 18 MB||35W|
|i5-12500||6P + 4E /16T||3.00 / 4.60 GHz||7.5 + 18 MB||65W|
|i5-12500T||6P + 4E /16T||N/A / 4.40 GHz||7.5 + 18 MB||35W|
|i5-12400||6P + 4E /16T||2.50 / 4.40 GHz||7.5 + 18 MB||65W|
|i5-12400F||6P + 4E /16T||2.50 / 4.40 GHz||7.5 + 18 MB||65W|
|i5-12400T||6P + 4E /16T||N/A / 4.20 GHz||7.5 + 18 MB||35W|
|i3-12300||4P+0E/8T||N/A / 4.40 GHz||5 + N / A MB||65W|
|i3-12300T||4P+0E/8T||N/A / 4.20 GHz||5 + N / A MB||35W|
|i3-12100||4P+0E/8T||3.30 / 4.30 GHz||5 + 12 MB||65W|
|i3-12100T||4P+0E/8T||N/A / 4.10 GHz||5 + 12 MB||35W|
The hex-core i5-12400 and 12400F needs to be essentially the most enticing SKUs for players with a price ticket of simply round $200 and efficiency matching that of the far more costly Ryzen 5 5600X ($300). Moreover, the decrease TDP of 65W ought to be sure that the effectivity of those chips isn’t killed, as we noticed with the Okay sequence Core i5/i7/i9 household.