Ahead of official launch, the price and specs of upcoming 12th Gen Intel Alder Lake-S desktop processors now leaked online.
Intel Core i9-12900K (Amazon/B&H/Newegg) featuring 16 cores (8 Performance and 8 Efficient) and 24 threads will carry a boost clock up to 5.2 GHz, there is no Thermal Velocity Boost according to the official slide deck. This CPU will cost 589 USD, which is an increase of 50 USD over Core i9-11900K at launch. The KF variant which lacks integrated UHD Graphics 770 based on Xe architecture will cost 564 USD, 51 USD over the predecessor.
Intel Core i7-12700K (Amazon/B&H/Newegg) is a 12-core and 20 thread CPU (8 Performance and 4 Efficient cores) with a boost clock up to 5.0 GHz. This model will retail at 409 USD with a KF variant going retail at 384 USD. What this means is that consumers will have to pay 10 USD more for each SKU compared to the 11th Gen Core series.
The Core i5-12600K (Amazon/B&H/Newegg) with 10 cores and 16 threads (6 Performance and 4 Efficient cores) will not support Intel Turbo Boost Max 3.0 technology unlike Core i7 and Core i9 SKUs. The maximum boost of the Performance core is 4.9 GHz. This CPU will cost 289 USD with the KF variant going for 264 USD. We are looking at a 27 USD price increase over the predecessor.