Desktop CPUs Twelfth Generation Intel Core, code name Alder Lake-S, they might debut on the market along with the new chipset-based motherboards Z690 the November 19. This is written by the Wccftech website, according to which the initial range will include not only “K” CPUs with unlocked multiplier, but also “non-K” solutions, followed in the following months by other mainstream models that will complete the offer.
The formal announcement of the new microprocessor series is expected to take place at the Intel Innovation event in San Francisco on October 27-28, but the actual availability of the products will arrive only after about twenty days. The same thing should happen with the new Z690 motherboards, the flagship chipset of the 600 series and fundamental for the support of the new chips, compatible only with the new LGA 1700 socket. On the market we should see motherboard models with DDR5 support and other models with DDR4 only support.
As for the CPU offer, it is not clear exactly which models will be available at launch, but the certainty is that the three processors with canonical unlocked multiplier will not be missing, in this case. Core i9-12900K, Core i7-12700K e Core i5-12600K.
Remembering that it is about the first x86 processors with high performance hybrid architecture, that is, with two different types of cores inside the same chip (here an in-depth article), here are what the specifications of these models. In the case of the Core i9-12900K we should have 8 Golden Cove cores (P-core) and 8 Gracemont cores (E-core) for a total of 16 core e 24 thread (16 + 8, only P-cores support Hyper-Threading). On board the chip also 30 MB of L3 cache.
P-cores should operate up to 5.3 GHz with 1-2 active cores and up to 5 GHz with all active cores, while E-cores should stop at 3.9 GHz with a limited number of active cores and 3 , 6 GHz in All-Core Boost, with a TDP of 125W (PL1) which should however go up to 228W (PL2).
|CPU||Core / Thread||P-Core Base / Boost (Max)||P-Core Boost (All-Core)||E-Core Base / Boost||E-Core Boost (All-Core)||L3 cache||TDP (PL1)||TDP (PL2)|
|Intel Core i9-12900K||16 / 24||3.2 / 5.3 GHz||5.0 GHz (All Core)||? / 3.9 GHz||3.7 GHz (All Core)||30 MB||125W||228W|
|Intel Core i7-12700K||12 / 20||3.6 / 5.0 GHz||4.7 GHz (All Core)||? / 3.8 GHz||3.6 GHz (All Core)||25 MB||125W||228W|
|Intel Core i5-12600K||10 / 16||3.7 / 4.9 GHz||4.5 GHz (All Core)||? / 3.6 GHz||3.4 GHz (All Core)||20 MB||125W||228W|
The Core i7-12700K should offer a total of instead 12 core (8+4) e 20 thread (16 + 4), divided into 8 P-cores and 4 E-cores supported by 25 MB of L3 cache. The P-cores should operate up to 5 GHz with 1-2 active cores and 4.7 GHz with all cores under load, while the E-cores should stop at 3.8 GHz and 3.6 GHz respectively. TDP shouldn’t change from the Core i9.
The Core i5-12600K it should appear 10 core (6 P-core and 4 E-core) for a total of 16 thread (12 + 4). The P-cores should run at 4.9 GHz with a few active cores and stop at 4.5 GHz with all units under load, while the E-cores would stop at 3.6 and 3.4 GHz, respectively. chip 20 MB of L3 cache, while the TDP would be similar to that of the other K models.
In recent days, alleged European price lists of these CPUs have leaked, to be taken with a grain of salt as we are still far from debut and, above all, at a time when the costs of raw materials, transport and production itself are on the roller coaster. , heavily influencing the prices of any technological product.