An underground retailer (via YuuKi_AnS) is reported to have sold a total of Core i9-12900K qualification samples. However, he expects more samples to arrive next week. The retail price has risen to $ 1,247.98 and varies from day today.
The seller is said to have sold the B660 motherboard for $ 1,140.13, though it has not been stated about the model or retailer.
According to hardware blogger YuuKi_AnS, who once posted photos and internal information about Intel’s Sapphire Rapids, Chinese retailers privately sell Intel’s Core qualification (QS) samples for the 9-12900K Alder Lake processor in China. The current inquiry price is between $ 1,064.95 and $ 1,157.55.
While Intel has not yet confirmed the exact date for the launch of Alder Lake, major processors are rumored to be arriving in late 2021 or early 2022, preventing any issues. In addition, the latest news about qualification samples sold in the Chinese market indicates that we can see sales by the end of the year.
The Core 9-12900K has 16 CPU cores, consisting of eight Golden Cove cores and eight Gracemont cores. Alder Lake’s advanced chip also has 30MB of L3 cache in it. The K-series SKU, so the Core i9-12900K will offer a non-overlapping duplicate. However, the integrated Alder Lake design will definitely complicate the overflow process as consumers may want to override the large and small cores.
The essence of Alder Lake’s presence is to provide better energy efficiency. The Core 9-12900K is rated with 125W PL1 and 228W PL2. The processor shares the same PL1 rating as the existing Core 9-11900K (Rocket Lake), but has a lower PL2 of 8.8%. In the past of the Alder Lake leak, we saw that Golden Cove allegedly provided 20% single green performance even though the PowerPoint slide did not specify which previous Intel microarchitecture was used for comparison.
Core engineering (ES) samples for the Core i9-12900K include a 5.3 GHz dual-core dual clock and a 5 GHz dual-core reinforcement for all Golden Cove characters. In the case of Gracemont cores, they work with a 3.9 GHz quad-core clock and 3.7 GHz. It is safe to assume that stem samples may include improved clock speeds.
Obviously, an anonymous retailer is willing to sell only Alder Lake degree samples in bulk – 100 units is a small order. However, it will also include older engineering samples as well. As YuuKi_AnS points out, the seller does not want to sell Alder Lake boards, however. As Alder Lake commands a new LGA1700 CPU socket, you can’t lower the chip to any existing motherboard.
Even at $ 1,000, the retail price of the Core 9-12900K is unreasonable. Just pay a premium to get the unprocessed processor. Still, no one in their right mind can hold over $ 1,000 a chip if you can’t even put your hands on the motherboard that works for it.
- 1 Intel Alder Lake desktop “K” series CPU lineup is said to be leaking-Core i9-12900K, Core i7-12700K, Core i5-12600K
Intel Alder Lake desktop “K” series CPU lineup is said to be leaking-Core i9-12900K, Core i7-12700K, Core i5-12600K
There have been a lot of leaks towards the Intel Alder Lake list over the past few days This is because the first engineering samples are currently on the market and more users are starting to access them. These engineering samples do not represent the final specifications and performance, but in addition, Intel has provided partners with guidelines on what the final details of the Alder Lake Desktop CPU will look like. I will.
Intel Core i9-12900K Alder Lake’QS ’16 core CPU for $ 1250, B660 motherboard for $ 1150 in China
As before, the Intel Alder Lake desktop CPU system incorporates hybrid design focused on two key components: P-core performance-based (Golden Cove) and E-core-performance (Gracemont). It will be accepted. According to the data listed below, both of these cores operate at different levels of base and uptake, and the amount of TDP is determined based on the whole chip, not just the specific basic structure. Let’s start with the definitions.
Intel Core i9-12900K 16 core / 24 cable desktop CPU
The Intel Core i9-12900K will be the flagship chip in the 12th generation of the Alder Lake desktop CPU lineup. It has eight Golden Cove characters and 8 Gracemont characters, with a total of 16 (8 + 8) cores and 24 threads (16 + 8). The P-core (Golden Cove) operates at a high-frequency intensity of 5.3 GHz, one or two active cores and all cores operating at 5.0 GHz, and the E-core (Gracemont) operates at 3.90 GHz. 4 cores, up to 3.7GHz when all cores are loaded. The CPU has 30MB L3 storage and TDP values are kept at 125W (PL1) and 228W (PL2).
Intel Core i7-12700K 16 Core / 20 Thread Desktop CPU
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When moving to the Core i7, Intel will offer eight cores to Golden Cove, but reduce the Gracemont cores to four. This yields a total of 16 (8 + 4) cores and 20 cores (16 + 4). The P-core (Golden Cove) operates at a high-frequency intensity of up to 5.0 GHz, one or two active cores and all cores operating at 4.7 GHz, and the E-core (Gracemont) operates at 3.8 GHz. 4 cores, up to 3.6GHz when all cores are loaded. The CPU has 25MB L3 storage and TDP values are kept at 125W (PL1) and 228W (PL2).
Intel Core i5-12600K 10 core / 16 cable desktop CPU
Finally, there is the Intel Core 5-12600K, which is a chip that does not open at the entry-level. The CPU has 6 Golden Cove and 4 Gracemont cores, with a total of 10 cores (6 + 4) and 16 cores (12 + 4). The P-core (Golden Cove) operates at a high-frequency intensity of up to 4.9 GHz, with one or two active cores, and all cores operating at 4.5 GHz, while the E-core (Gracemont) operates at 3.6 GHz. 4 cores, up to 3.4GHz when all cores are loaded. The CPU has a storage capacity of 20MB L3 and TDP values are maintained at 125W (PL1) and 228W (PL2).