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Intel Alder Lake i9 CPU sees leaks for each worth and launch date

Retail web site Micro Center has seemingly leaked each the worth and launch date of Intel’s upcoming Alder Lake processor, the Core i9-12900K.

The Verge reportedly noticed the Micro Middle itemizing, but it surely has since been taken down. Micro Middle reportedly listed the upcoming Intel processor with a $669.99 worth and a 4th November launch date.

The itemizing additionally apparently confirmed off the specs of the Intel Core i9-12900K processor, detailing 16 cores, a 3.2GHz working frequency, a 5.2GHz Turbo velocity and a 125W thermal energy.

The chip additionally appears to help DDR5 reminiscence, PCIe Gen 5 and the brand new Intel Z690 chipset. None of it is a big shock, with Intel revealing many of the max specs for Alder Lake again in August, but it surely nonetheless provides additional weight that the leaked worth and launch date could also be correct.

The $669.99 worth is a hefty leap from the $539 Core i9-11900K that launched earlier this yr. However with Intel suggesting the brand new Intel 7 course of might end in a 19% enchancment per efficiency watt, then it might nonetheless justify the fee.

Intel Alder will function Intel’s newest hybrid know-how, with a mixture of each efficiency and effectivity cores, just like Apple’s M1 vary. However not like the M1 processor, Alder Lake will use Intel x86 structure as an alternative of Arm.

Leaked benchmark outcomes from Bilibili (noticed by Twitter consumer @9550pro) additionally counsel the Intel Core i9-12900K scored 851 in a single-thread take a look at, in comparison with the 648 results of the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X.

If correct, this may imply group blue has a 31% efficiency benefit for single-threaded workloads, which is especially vital for gaming.

Intel didn’t look fairly as sturdy within the multi-threaded take a look at with a results of 11,986.9, however nonetheless managed to get a slight efficiency lead over the Ryzen 9 5950X which had a 11,906 rating.

After all, these leaked efficiency outcomes must be taken with pinch of salt for now, so we advise ready for the ultimate critiques to drop earlier than committing to a purchase order. However however, there are nonetheless a lot of encouraging indicators for Intel Alder Lake, and it appears like we gained’t have to attend too lengthy for the official launch.

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