Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake-S desktop processors, as well as compatible Socket LGA1700 motherboards, are expected to be introduced to the market in Q4-2021. Prices for upcoming Intel’s 12th Gen Alder Lake-S Desktop CPUs have leaked out by US retailer ProVantage.
The prices that you see below are not official and confirmed prices but rather preliminary ones. Intel’s top-end Alder Lake CPU, the flagship Core i9-12900K is listed for $605, Core i7-12700K for $422 and Core i5-12600K for $289. The “KF” version, which is GPU disabled, will be around $26-$27 less expensive.
Prices of the upcoming 12th Gen Alder Lake-S CPUs look to be 10-15% more expensive compared to the current 11th Gen CPUs (Rocket Lake-S), with the Core i9-12900K listed for $605, which is a bit higher than the $549 price for the Core i9-11900K.
And again, Intel’s 12th Gen desktop chips will come with more cores, threads and faster performance as enough reasons for a little bit higher prices over 10th and 1th Gen chips. On the other hand, the Intel Core i9-12900K will feature 8 Golden Cove cores and 8 Gracemont cores for a total of 16 cores and 24 threads and it would be cheaper than AMD’s 16-core Ryzen 9 5950X and more easily comparable to the Ryzen 9 5900X.
For now, we’ll have to wait for more information.