Intel 12th Generation Core Processors Are Here

Oct 28, 2021, 12:27 PM UTC
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Intel 12th Generation Core Processors Are Here
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At Intel’s annual Architecture Day, Intel just announced the details of their 12th Generation core processors. The entire new array of Core i5, i7, and i9 central processor units, codenamed “Alder Lake,” is finally here. For the first time, it introduces Intel’s hybrid architecture to desktop PCs.

Alder Lake CPUs set a new standard for x86 desktop computers by combining Performance-cores (P-cores) and Efficient-cores (E-cores) in a single chip for unrivaled performance. For quite some time, we’ve seen a similar design in ARM CPUs for mobile devices.

This is, however, a first for x86 PCs. According to the business, this is the “largest architectural revolution in a generation.” Intel is also breaking new ground by supporting features such as PCIe 5.0 and DDR5. In terms of connectivity technology and ensuring endurance with next-generation components, this outperforms competitors.

The 12th generation Intel Core processors provide improved gaming performance while still allowing for seamless multitasking. A revolutionary new architecture matches the appropriate core to the appropriate task. This means that background duties will not interfere with your gameplay. Smaller tasks are offloaded and delegated using efficient-core microarchitecture.

Meanwhile, the Performance-core microarchitecture is designed for maximum speed – it is the most powerful CPU core Intel has ever created. This allows you to chat, browse, stream, edit, record, and play without missing a beat.

The models include the well-known Core i5, i7, and i9 processors. Units labeled with a “K” include integrated Intel UHD 770 graphics, whilst “KF” units do not. All of the processors use the Intel 600 series chipset and have LGA 1700 sockets, which necessitate the use of newer motherboards.

PCIe 4.0 and 5.0 compatibility, DDR4 and DDR5 support, and, of course, Intel’s groundbreaking hybrid architecture are all standard features. These unlocked processors are designed for high-end gaming and multitasking. They also contribute to high-speed overclocking for the most demanding consumers.

The Core i5-12600K and i5-12600KF are the entry-level processors in the series. It has six Performance-cores and four Efficient-cores with 16 threads and runs at 3.7 to 4.9 GHz. These processors are optimized for productivity and gaming and have more than adequate power for average users.

The Core i7-12700K & i7-12700KF runs at 3.6 to 5.0 GHz and has eight Performance-cores and four Efficient-cores with a total of 20 threads. It also has Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 for an extra burst of power under peak loads, such as multiplayer gaming.

The flagship Core i9-12900K & i9-12900KF processors are designed for PC enthusiasts, content makers, and heavy workloads. It has eight Performance-cores and eight Efficient-cores with 24 threads and runs at 3.2 to 5.2 GHz. The i9 can do it all without breaking a sweat when it comes to lightning-fast performance.

Intel appears to be leading the charge with hybrid architecture central processor units as x86 desktop PC technology enters a new era. Unlocked for further customization, 12th Gen Core processors provide practically limitless power and versatility for heavy gaming, multitasking, and other tasks. Intel Thread Director technology intelligently diverts CPU resources to maintain optimal speed at all times — regardless of the apps running — allowing you to focus on the task at hand.

Intel 12th Generation Core Processors Price & Availability

Intel says the processors are now available for pre-order and will be shipping through November 4th, 2021, and the price range will be from $264 to $589.

Source: Intel Corporation

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