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Intel raises 12th-gen Alder Lake processors

by on03 January 2023

Older generation more pricey 

Intel has raised the pricing of its 12th-gen Alder Lake processors in its online Ark product database which is rather strange as it is jacking up the price for older technology by ten per cent. 

It is an unusual way to make your newer 13th-gen Raptor Lake processors, which come with more cores and drastically faster performance, look better. Increasing the price of the older chips makes them less expensive than the previous-gen models.

Intel announced during the first quarter of 2022 that it would increase chip pricing, but didn't tell anyone what its cunning plan was. In June Intel announced it had lost $500 million in the second quarter of 2022 - one of the worst quarters in the company's history.

Intel lists a $10 price range for its processors ($589 to $599, for example). Intel has hiked the Alder Lake desktop CPUs by 10% across the entire range spanning from the Core i3 to Core i9 models. In the case of the highest-end Core i9-12900K there was an increase of $59.

The graphics-less F-series models, which typically come at a discount, have seen price increases along with the 65W and 35W "non-K" models.


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