High Value Intel Alder Lake CPUs are coming - i5 and i3 pricing leaks

These CPUs are set to demolish AMD's budget Ryzen offerings

High Value Intel Alder Lake CPUs are coming - i5 and i3 pricing leaks

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

High Value Intel Alder Lake CPUs are coming - i5 and i3 pricing leaks  
These processors have tonnes of budget gaming potential

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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Most Recent Comments

22-12-2021, 15:19:33

Wow, aside from the fact that you need a new mobo and RAM that has sold out everywhere (assuming it too will be DDR5), the 12900 looks like amazing value.
16 cores 24 threads up to 5.1Ghz for £240 (ish). That's damned hard to beat. Only the 5950 comes close at more than twice the price.Quote

22-12-2021, 17:13:06

Those prices are totally wrong. No idea where they were pulled from.Quote

22-12-2021, 18:13:52

They are from the twitter link in the article. The original image is much bigger and has the correct prices with those wrong prices at the bottom of the image. Not sure why they are there, but definitely not real pricing for an i9 12900.Quote

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