Pricing information for 12th Gen Intel Core processors discovered by a US retailer, shared network source Harukaze5719… It should be noted that this is not the first appearance of chips in the databases of various stores. However, the presentation of the new series of Intel processors, at which their official prices will be announced, will take place no earlier than next month, so the information found should be taken with a certain degree of skepticism.
In the database of the Provantage store, prices were found for boxed and OEM versions of the Core i9-12900K, Core i7-12700K and Core i5-12600K processors with an unlocked multiplier, as well as their KF versions, lacking an integrated graphics core. KF-series chips cost $ 26-27 less than conventional models.
The seller estimates the Core i9-12900K and Core i9-12900KF models at $ 604.89 and $ 578.13, respectively. These price tags look more attractive compared to those reported two weeks earlier. Thus, the new chips are $ 55 and $ 49 more expensive than the current Core i9-11900K and Core i9-11900KF models, which are currently priced at $ 549 and $ 529, respectively.
In comparison, the Ryzen 9 5900X has a MSRP of $ 549. At the same time, the AMD chip has 12 physical Zen 3 cores and operates on 24 threads. In turn, the Core i9-12900K is equipped with 16 cores, but only 8 of them are high-performance and support Hyper-Threading, so the number of threads here is also 24. Whether the Intel chip will be able to compete on equal terms with the Ryzen 9 5900X model is a question.
According to the same store, the cost of the Core i7-12700K and Core i7-12700KF models will be $ 422.17 and $ 395.61, respectively. For comparison, another retailer has these chips priced at $ 495 and $ 464. And the current models Core i7-11700K and Core i7-11700KF are available for $ 409 and $ 384, respectively. Thus, new processors are only $ 11-13 more expensive. The competitor in this price segment only has the $ 449 Ryzen 7 5800X. The battle between the chips can be on an equal footing. Alder Lake generation Core i7 models should have 8 large Golden Cove cores and 4 small Gracemont cores, thus providing 20 threads. The Ryzen 7 5800X chip has 8 cores and 16 threads.
It is very likely that the most popular among gamers will be the Core i5-12600K and Core i5-12600KF models. The first is priced at $ 288.77, the second at $ 261.77. Again, the prices for these chips are lower at retailer Provantage than at another store, which estimates them at $ 343 and $ 312, respectively. The price of the current models Core i5-11600K and Core i5-11600KF, in turn, is $ 272 and $ 247, respectively. Thus, the new processors are $ 14 and $ 16 more expensive.
The Alder Lake generation Core i5 models will use six high-performance Golden Cove cores, putting them on a par with the $ 299 six-core Ryzen 5 5600X.