Alder Lake Pre-Orders Open - Intel's UK 12th Gen Pricing Revealed
Alder Lake is cheaper than expected.
Published: 28th October 2021 | Source: Various Retail Sources |
Here's how much Alder Lake will cost
Intel has officially revealed their 12th Generation of Core processors, codename Alder Lake, the company's first hybrid x86 processors. With this product launch, Intel has officially opened up pre-orders for their processors and Z690 series motherboards, giving us a look at early Alder Lake pricing.
At this time, we do not recommend pre-orders, as 3rd party benchmarks and performance data is not currently available for Intel's Alder Lake series CPUs. if you purchase now, you will be basing your decision on leaked performance data and marketing, which is not a good thing to do. As always, please wait for reviews.
Alder Lake Pricing
The good news is that Alder Lake will not be as expensive as AMD's Ryzen 5000 series. That said, we are yet to see how these processors compare to AMD's offerings outside of Intel's marketing slides.
Intel's i9-12900K is priced at £579.99 at Scan UK, which is over £100 cheaper than AMD's £695 Ryzen 9 5950X. Moving down to the i7-12700K, which costs £419.99, it is around £70 cheaper than AMD's Ryzen 9 5900X.
Intel's most aggressive offering, the i5-12600KF, is priced similarly to AMD's Ryzen 5 5600X at £269.99. For that Intel's offering users six P-Cores and four E-Cores. With AMD's Ryzen 5 5600X offering users six cores in total, it looks like Intel may have a performance advantage in multi-threaded workloads.
|Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake CPU Specs and Pricing|
(P + E / T)
|P-Core Base/Boost||E-Core Base/Boost||L3 Cache||iGPU||US Price||UK Price|
|UK Price |
|i9-12900K||8 + 8 / 24||3.2/5.2 GHz||2.4/3.9 GHz||30 MB||UHD |
|i9-12900KF||8 + 8 / 24||3.2/5.2 GHz||2.4/3.9 GHz||30 MB||-||$564||£559.99||£578.99|
|i7-12700K||8 + 4 / 20||3.6/5.0 GHz||2.7/3.8 GHz||25 MB||UHD |
|i7-12700KF||8 + 4 / 20||3.6/5.0 GHz||2.7/3.8 GHz||25 MB||-||$384||£389.99||£389.99|
|i5-12600K||6 + 4 / 16||3.7/4.9 GHz||2.8/3.7 GHz||20 MB||UHD |
|i5-12600KF||6 + 4 / 16||3.7/4.9 GHz||2.8/3.7 GHz||20 MB||-||$264||£269.99||£269.99|
Will Alder Lake be competitive with AMD?
To answer this we will need to wait for reviews. Intel's Alder Lake CPUs will be available next month from retailers worldwide, and reviews will be ready for these processors when that time comes. Here, we will see full comparisons between Intel's Alder Lake and AMD's Ryzen 5000 series lineups.
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