At CES 2022, Intel announced the expansion of its 12th generation Core desktop processor series with 22 new models, ranging from Intel Core i9 to Pentium and Celeron. Sales of new models start today.
All of these Alder Lake desktop processors are mainstream models without overclocking with a base heat dissipation of 65 W or 35 W. Processors of the Core i9 series received 8 productive (Golden Cove) and 8 energy efficient (Gracemont) cores and frequencies of up to 5.1 GHz; Core i7 processors – 8 efficient and 4 energy-efficient cores with frequencies up to 4.9 GHz; Core i5 processors – 6 productive cores and frequencies up to 4.8 GHz; Core i3 – 4 powerful cores with a frequency of up to 4.4 GHz; and Pentium and Celeron have two powerful cores with a frequency of up to 3.7 GHz. The complete list is given in the table.
It is worth noting that the recommended prices for representatives of the Alder Lake generation are 5-10% higher than the cost of symmetrical Rocket Lake models.
In addition to the core desktop processors of the 12. All three coolers are designed for 65 W processors and the RH1 has RGB lighting and reduced noise.
In addition, three new chipsets for the LGA1700 platform will be introduced: H670, B660 and H610. All received support for Wi-Fi 6E, the first two include support for PCIe 4.0 lines and overclocking RAM.
When evaluating the performance of the Alder Lake models presented, Intel says the Core i5-12600 is superior to the Ryzen 7 5700G by 8-30% in various office applications and by 17-31% when working on content creation.
And the Core i9-12900’s gaming performance advantage over the previous generation Core i9-11900 is estimated at an average of 15%
The 12th generation core desktops and motherboards based on the H670, B660 and H610 chipsets will be shipped with immediate effect.