Intel Announced 12th Gen Core Alder Lake-S CPUs with DDR5 and PCIe Gen5 support


  •  Intel launches the first products in the 12th Gen Intel® Core™ family, including Intel Core i9-12900K, the world’s best gaming processor1; preorders start today with availability starting Nov. 4.
  • New performance hybrid architecture delivers leaps in multi-threaded performance, enabling up to 2 times faster content creation compared to prior generation2.
  •  Six desktop processors launched today lead the industry with the transition to DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0 connectivity to enhance gaming and creator experiences.
  • The 12th Gen Intel Core processor family is the first on Intel 7 process, delivering superior performance for every computing segment.


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Price & Specs of Intel Alder Lake-S CPUs: i9-12900K (F), i7-12700K (F), i5-12600K (F)

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.
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Confirmed: Intel Alder Lake Announcement & Pre-orders on October 27th, Release Date on November 4th

According to Wccftech, Intel is set to announce Alder Lake desktop processors on October 27th, and pre-orders opens at the same day. Furthermore, the product reviews and sales (so the actual hard launch) are now scheduled for November 4th.

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MSI Confirmed Intel Alder Lake-S CPUs Release Date on November 4th, 2021

According to recently MSI press release for free upgrade kit for Intel LGA 1700 CPUs and their Coreliquid CPU coolers. The free upgrade be available on November 4th. VideoCardZ has confirmed that this date will be Intel Alder Lake-S desktop CPUs’ release date. This date is attached to the sales and review embargo.

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Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake-S CPUs Listed by US Retailer (i9-12900K for $605, i7-12700K for $422, i5-12600K for $289)

A US retailer Provantage has just listed upcoming 12th Gen Alder Lake-S desktop processors. The flagship Core i9-12900K costs $605, Core i7-12700K costs $422, Core i5-12600K costs $289.

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Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake-S and Z690 Motherboards Rumored to be Launched on November 19th

According to latest rumors on Wccftech, the upcoming 12th Gen Intel Alder Lake-S desktop processors and Z690 motherboards will be officially released on November 19th, 2021.

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EU Price for 12th Gen Intel Alder Lake-S CPUs now Leaked, i9-12900K Costs 741€ w/ VAT

The EU price for upcoming 12th Gen mainstream desktop Alder Lake-S processors now leaked online. The flagship CPU Intel Core i9-12900K costs about 741€ w/ VAT.

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Intel Alder Lake KF-Series Leaked, lacking Xe GPU

Along with Alder Lake-S K-Series CPUs, Intel is also preparing Alder Lake KF-Series, which lacks Xe GPU. According to a leak from Komachi, Intel will be launching a KF series based on Alder Lake silicon.

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