After months of leaks and rumors, Intel has finally introduced its 12th generation Intel Core Desktop processor, codenamed Alder Lake. This new generation of CPUs will use Intel’s hybrid performance architecture and will be built on the Intel 7 process.
The entire 12th generation family will consist of a total of 60 processors, and for starters, Intel will launch 6 six new unlocked desktop processors on November 4, 2021. These chips will be the first from Intel to use its hybrid architecture, which uses a combination of Performance-core (P-cores) and Efficient-cores (E-cores).
A feature of the 12th generation Core processor is the Intel Thread Director technology, which allows the two new core microarchitectures to work seamlessly together by directing the operating system to place the right thread on the right core at the right time.
They are built on the Intel 7 process and will support several upcoming technologies such as DDR5 memory up to 4800MT / s, PCIe 5.0 technology up to 16 tapes, up to 30MB Intel Smart Cache (L3) and 14MB L2 cache, Wi-Fi 6E and of course, Thunderbolt 4. The K-Series processors will come with integrated graphics, called Intel UHD Graphics 770.
As mentioned above, Intel will launch 6 processors to start on November 4, 2021. They range from Core i5 CPU to Core i9 CPU, and at the top is the Core i9-12900K. It has 8 P-cores with hyperthreading and 8 E-cores and will support a maximum frequency of 5.2 GHz, and more detailed information can be found on the Anand Tech portal.
6 new 12th generation Intel Core desktop processors are now available for pre-sale at OEMs, partners, and retailers. Their price starts from 264 USD and up to 589 USD.