Intel's upcoming 12th Gen Alder Lake-S Non-K Desktop CPU family has been pictured while online retailers have listed the retail chips.
Intel's 12th Gen Alder Lake-S 'Non-K' Desktop CPUs Listed Online, Pictures & Specs Leak Out
The Intel Non-K lineup is more intended for standard and more cost-effective gaming setups. They don't necessarily offer the higher overclocking capabilities or the higher clocks (and higher TDP) as the unlocked SKUs but they do offer lower TDPs and are a perfect fit for OEMs and their pre-built options. As such, Intel is expected to launch at least six non-K variants of its 12th Gen Alder Lake-S Desktop CPU family. The first pictures of the retail Non-K chips have been leaked over at Zhihu by DDAA117 (via Videocardz).
Intel Non-K Alder Lake-S Core i9 CPUs
As expected, the Core i9 and Core i7 variants will retain the same core configuration as their 'K' series siblings. The main differences will come in the form of clock speeds and TDPs. Starting with the Core i9-12900(F), we are getting the same 16 core & 24 thread configuration with 30 MB of L3 cache. The clock speeds have been dialed back to 2.40 GHz base clock for the P-Cores and 1.80 GHz base clock for the E-Cores. The max boost clock will be pushed back by 100 MHz to 5.1 GHz. That has to be done to accommodate the lower 65W TDP versus the 125W (241 MTP) on the unlocked SKU.
Intel Non-K Alder Lake-S Core i7 CPUs
The Intel Core i7-12700(F) will also feature 12 cores, 20 threads, and 25 MB of L3 cache. The clock speeds are dialed back to a 2.10 GHz base for the P-Cores, a 1.60 GHz base for the E-Cores, and a max boost clock of 4.90 GHz on a 65W TDP. Next up, we have the Core i5 variants which see the most significant changes in the form of a non-hybrid design.
Intel Non-K Alder Lake-S Core i5 CPUs
The Intel Core i5-12600 and Core i5-12400, both will feature a 6 core and 12 thread design and will comprise only of Golden Cove (P-Cores). Both chips will feature 18 MB of L3 cache & clocks will be rated at 3.30 GHz and 3.00 GHz base & 4.8 GHz and 4.6 GHz boost, respectively. Both chips will come with 65W TDP and it will be very interesting to see how these chips fare against AMD's Ryzen 5 5600X as they are aiming at the same segment. There's also the Core i5-12500 which has been sandwiched between the two i5's and features the same core configuration but 2.5 GHz base & 4.4 GHz boost clocks.
Intel Non-K Alder Lake-S Core i3 CPUs
Lastly, we have the Core i3 lineup which includes the Intel Core i3-12300 and i3-12100. Both CPUs come with 4 cores and 8 threads (4 Golden Cove cores). The clocks are maintained at 4.4 GHz and 4.3 GHz boost for the chips respectively. They also pack 12 MB of L3 cache and every chip below the i5-12600 features the UHD730 graphics while the higher-end chips feature the UHD770 iGPU.
Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake Desktop CPU Specs
|CPU Name||P-Core Count||E-Core Count||Total Core / Thread||P-Core Base / Boost (Max)||P-Core Boost (All-Core)||E-Core Base / Boost||E-Core Boost (All-Core)||L3 Cache||TDP (PL1)||TDP (PL2)||Expected (MSRP) Price|
|Core i9-12900KS||8||8||16 / 24||3.4 / 5.5 GHz||5.2 GHz||2.4 / 3.9 GHz||3.7 GHz||30 MB||150W||260W||$739 US|
|Core i9-12900K||8||8||16 / 24||3.2 / 5.2 GHz||5.0 GHz||2.4 / 3.9 GHz||3.7 GHz||30 MB||125W||241W||$599 US|
|Core i9-12900||8||8||16 / 24||2.4 / 5.1 GHz||TBA||1.8 / 3.8 GHz||TBA||30 MB||65W||202W||$489 US
$464 US (F)
|Core i9-12900T||8||8||16 / 24||1.4 / 4.9 GHz||TBA||1.0 / 3.6 GHz||TBA||30 MB||35W||106W||$489 US|
|Core i7-12700K||8||4||12 / 20||3.6 / 5.0 GHz||4.7 GHz||2.7 / 3.8 GHz||3.6 GHz||25 MB||125W||190W||$419 US|
|Core i7-12700||8||4||12 / 20||2.1 / 4.9 GHz||TBA||1.6 / 3.6 GHz||TBA||25 MB||65W||180W||$339 US
$314 US (F)
|Core i7-12700T||8||4||12 / 20||1.4 / 4.7 GHz||TBA||1.0 / 3.4 GHz||TBA||25 MB||35W||99W||$339 US|
|Core i5-12600K||6||4||10 / 16||3.7 / 4.9 GHz||4.5 GHz||2.8 / 3.6 GHz||3.4 GHz||20 MB||125W||150W||$299 US|
|Core i5-12600||6||0||6 / 12||3.3 / 4.8 GHz||4.4 GHz||N/A||N/A||18 MB||65W||117W||$223 US|
|Core i5-12600T||6||0||6 / 12||2.1 / 4.6 GHz||TBA||N/A||N/A||18 MB||65W||74W||$223 US|
|Core i5-12490P||6||0||6 / 12||3.0 / 4.6 GHz||TBA||N/A||N/A||20 MB||65W||74W||~$250 US|
|Core i5-12500||6||0||6 / 12||3.0 / 4.6 GHz||TBA||N/A||N/A||18 MB||65W||117W||$202 US|
|Core i5-12500T||6||0||6 / 12||2.0 / 4.4 GHz||TBA||N/A||N/A||18 MB||35W||74W||$202 US|
|Core i5-12400||6||0||6 / 12||2.5 / 4.4 GHz||4.0 GHz||N/A||N/A||18 MB||65W||117W||$192 US
$167 US (F)
|Core i5-12400T||6||0||6 / 12||1.8 / 4.2 GHz||TBA||N/A||N/A||18 MB||35W||74W||$192 US|
|Core i3-12300||4||0||4 / 8||3.5 / 4.4 GHz||TBA||N/A||N/A||12 MB||60W||89W||$143 US|
|Core i3-12300T||4||0||4 / 8||2.3 / 4.2 GHz||TBA||N/A||N/A||12 MB||35W||69W||$143 US|
|Core i3-12100||4||0||4 / 8||3.3 / 4.3 GHz||TBA||N/A||N/A||12 MB||60W|
$97 US (F)
|Core i3-12100T||4||0||4 / 8||2.2 / 4.1 GHz||TBA||N/A||N/A||12 MB||35W||69W||$122 US|
|Intel Pentium Gold G7400||2||0||2 / 4||3.7 GHz||N/A||N/A||N/A||6 MB||46W||N/A||$64 US|
|Intel Pentium Gold G7400T||2||0||2 / 4||3.1 GHz||N/A||N/A||N/A||6 MB||35W||N/A||$64 US|
|Intel Celeron G6900||2||0||2 / 2||3.4 GHz||N/A||N/A||N/A||4 MB||46W||N/A||$42 US|
|Intel Celeron G6900T||2||0||2 / 2||2.8 GHz||N/A||N/A||N/A||4 MB||35W||N/A||$42 US|
A few Non-K Desktop CPUs have also been listed over in a retail outlet based in Bangladesh. The two chips listed are the Intel Core i7-12700 and the Core i5-12400. Both are said to be in stock but no prices are given. In addition to these, Intel has also confirmed that it will support the XMP 3.0 memory overclocking feature on a range of 600-series chipsets including the W680, Z690, H670, & B660.
The Intel Non-K Alder Lake lineup is expected to launch in early 2022 and will also include B660 and more mainstream motherboard options for budget PC builders.
News Source: Momomo_US