Six SKUs, launching on November 4th
Intel has officially announced its new 12th gen Core CPUs, codenamed Alder Lake, which will officially launch on November 4th. Intel will have a total of six SKUs ready on launch day, including the Core i9-12900, Core i7-12700, and Core i5-12600, all coming in K and KF versions.
Free upgrade kit for a bunch of its coolers
be quiet! has announced that its CPU coolers will be compatible with the upcoming Intel LGA1700 socket, unveiling the list of its CPU coolers that will be eligible for a free upgrade kit.
Core i9-12900K listed at $605
It appears that retailers/e-tailers are jumping the gun for Intel's upcoming 12th gen Core Alder Lake CPUs, and after the European listing, these CPUs are now listed in the US as well.
RX 6600 XT, DDR5 memory, and XMP 3.0 as well
CPUID has updated its CPU-Z information software adding support for Intel's Alder Lake CPUs, Z6xx platform, Radeon RX 6600 XT GPU, DDR5 memory, and XMP 3.0.
Performance close to Ryzen 7 5800X
Intel's upcoming Core i7-12700 has been spotted in Geekbench, showing a performance close to AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X CPU.
Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9 SKUs
Expected to launch by the end of this year, or in early 2021, the first alleged specifications of Intel's Alder Lake-S CPUs have leaked online.
10nm SuperFin, DDR5, and PCIe 5.0
While Rocket Lake-S has just been announced, we now have new rumors about Intel's 12th gen Core Alder Lake-S CPUs, which could bring as high as 20 percent higher single-thread IPC improvement, support for both PCIe 4.0 and PCIe 5.0, as well as DDR5 memory support.
Double-digit IPC confirmed
Intel’s John Bonini, Intel VP and GM of Client Computing Group Desktop, Workstations and Gaming, has already confirmed a few juicy details about the Intel 11th Generation desktop part codename Rocket Lake-S. Now the latest leak reveals a healthy 5.3GHz speed.
Ready in Q3 2021 for Intel and AMD
It was rumored for a while that the Alder Lake platform expected in the latter part of 2021 has support for DDR5. Team Group is now reporting that they have successfully developed consumer-grade DDR5 memory validation. The company announced the beginning of validation.