High Value Intel Alder Lake CPUs are coming - i5 and i3 pricing leaks
These CPUs are set to demolish AMD's budget Ryzen offerings
Published: 22nd December 2021 | Source: @momomo_us - Twitter |
Intel's 12th Gen i5 and i3 processors promise great gaming value and low pricing
At CES 2021, Intel's reportedly planning to launch a new wave of 12th generation Alder Lake series processors. These lower-end models are designed to deliver customers high levels of performance on a budget, bringing strong competition to AMD's Ryzen lineup.
These processors have the potential to be value gaming kings, with Intel's i5-12400F being a highlight given its use of six P-Cores and its sub-$200 pricing.
In the US, the retailer BestBuy has leaked the pricing of Intel's soon-to-be announced 65W Intel 12th Generation Alder Lake processors. This leaked information came to light thanks to @momomo_us on Twitter.
Below are the leaked prices of Intel's 12th Generation Alder Lake processors;
- Core i9-12900 - 529.99 USD
- Core i9-12900F - 509.99 USD
- Core i7-12700 - 359.99 USD
- Core i7-12700F - 329.99 USD
- Core i5-12600 - 239.99 USD
- Core i5-12500 - 219.99 USD
- Core i5-12400 - 209.99 USD
- Core i5-12400F - 179.99 USD
- Core i3-12100 - 139.99 USD
- Core i3-12100F - 109.99 USD
- Pentium G7400 - 79.99 USD
- Pentium G6900 - 59.99 USD
These low-cost Alder Lake processors have the potential to be game changers within the budget gaming market, offering the power of Intel's Alder Lake P-cores within affordable packages.
Intel's Alder Lake P-cores offer users a significant performance enhancement over Intel's 11th Generation Rocket Lake CPU cores, giving processors like Intel's i5-12400F and i3-12100F a lot of performance for their listed prices.
Intel's i3-12100F is expected to handily outperform older quad-core processors like Intel's i7-7700K, which remains a strong gaming processor for many modern titles. Intel's i5-12400F is arguably Intel's Value king, offering users six cores and twelve threads for $179.99.
If Intel's B660 series motherboards are priced well, Intel's new i3 and i5 processors will steal the thunder of AMD's sub-$200 Ryzen product lines, none of which have been updated to use AMD's Zen 3 CPU cores.
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