Intel still hasn’t officially released pricing and specifications for the Alder Lake non-K processor series, but the entire lineup was leaked today.
Thanks to Best Buy’s listings, we now know how much these new 12th gen Intel processors will cost, as well as what kind of performance we can expect from them.
Intel’s non-K line of processors are aimed at budget and mid-range versions, although the Core i7 and Core i9 lines are both suitable for high-end gaming. Designed to offer a good balance between performance and power consumption, these processors are not designed for overclocking. The lineup covers a long list of processors, starting with the super budget Intel Pentium G7400, right through to the Intel Core i9-12900 and Core i9-12900F.
The Core i9-12900 and Core i9-12900F have 16 cores and 24 threads just like their excellent K counterpart, but they have different clock speed and TDP. These processors offer a base clock of 2.4 GHz for performance cores (P) and 1.8 GHz for efficiency cores (E), as well as a maximum boost clock of 5.1 GHz. The TDP is much lower than that of the Core i9-12900K processor: 65 watts against 125 watts. The F variant is priced at $ 499, while the Core i9-12900 is priced at $ 519.
Just like the Core i9, the Core i7 processors also offer the same base configuration, but with a lower clock speed and TDP. The Core i7-12700 (F) processor comes with 12 cores and 20 threads. Clock speeds include 2.1 GHz for P cores and 1.6 GHz for E cores. It can be boosted to a maximum of 4.9 GHz. In terms of TDP, it is the same as the non-K Core i9: 65W range. This processor will sell for $ 359, with the F variant selling for $ 329.
The Core i5 line features the most notable architectural changes as the non-K line does not offer a hybrid design, meaning there is only one type of core in these processors: Golden Cove. These are the performance (P) cores used in the Core i9 and Core i7 mentioned above, but the non-K version of the 12th gen Core i5 will not feature Gracemont (efficiency) cores.
The Intel Core i5-12600 and Core i5-12400 processors both come with six cores and 12 threads. The former has a base clock of 3.3 GHz and a turbo clock of 4.8 GHz, while the latter offers 3.0 GHz and 4.6 GHz respectively. In addition to these two, Intel is also launching a Core i5-12500 processor with a base clock of 2.5 GHz and a turbo clock of 4.4 GHz. These processors are intended for mid-range versions. The Core i5-12600 will sell for $ 240, the Core i5-12500 for $ 220, and the Core i5-12400 for $ 210. The F variant of the Core i5-12400 will be priced at $ 180.
The above processors should all perform well in gaming, but Intel also offers budget processors for less demanding usage. In the Core i3 lineup, we can expect to see the Core i3-12300 and 12100. Like the Core i5, these processors only offer Golden Cove cores, both of which have four cores and eight threads. Intel Core i3-12100 will cost $ 140 for the base model and $ 110 for the F variant. The 12300 is priced at $ 150.
Intel continues the budget Pentium and Celeron lines, adding one of each to the Alder Lake generation: Intel Pentium G7400 and Intel Celeron G6900 with two performance cores and four threads each. Pentium will offer a base clock of 3.7 GHz, while Celeron comes with 3.4 GHz. These chips are extremely affordable, with the Pentium priced at $ 80 and the Celeron at just $ 60.
The new processors were originally leaked on Twitter by @momomo_us. Best Buy has listings for some of these processors, but they’re all currently marked as sold out and not available for purchase.
Today hasn’t been a big day for Intel in terms of early leaks. In addition to the above, a Peruvian retailer also started offering the Core i5-12400F processor even before it was announced.