Intel Core i3-12100F & i5-12400F are among the first of the Alder Lake-S series CPUs to not receive Efficient cores

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Website VideoCardz received leaked marketing information from an unknown source that shows the newest Intel 12th Gen Core Alder Lake-S series CPUs launching in January 2022. The i3 and i5 processor series appear to not be structured to offer Efficient cores. This will be the first time in the Intel Alder Lake family of processors to not have the same hybrid design as the one introduced on the initial chips.

Intel 12th Gen Core i3 & i5 Alder Lake CPUs appear in leaked materials, Lack Efficient Cores but that might be a blessing in disguise for budget builders

It is to note that the listing does not show the entire 65W series CPUs launching at the beginning of 2022. Along with the two series above, we are also expected to see the 12300F, 12400F, and 12700F as well—all from the sub-series of Intel's 12th Gen Core Alder Lake series.

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Source: VideoCardz

Each of the new CPUs is equipped with the Laminar series stock coolers, which have a TDP rating of 35-65 watts. VideoCardz states that it is unknown whether Team Blue will sell OEM packaging with the added cooler but would not be completely out of the norm if they did not.

Source: VideoCardz

The new Intel 12th Gen Core i3-12100F offers 4 cores with 8 threads, and a boost clock of up to 4.3 GHz. This configuration is similar to the premium CPU from a few years prior and matches with previously leaked information about these new models from Intel.


Intel's Core i5-12400F will offer 6 cores and 12 threads. What is interesting about this model is that it is considered the complete implementation of the company's silicon variant (also called H0), which is the second time we have seen this in the Alder Lake desktop series.

The Intel Core i7-12700F model appears to be identical to the previously released Alder Lake K variation with the exception of both a lower TDP and frequency. It is expected to see a boost clock of up to 4.9 GHz—100MHz less than Intel's 12700K SKU.

Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake Desktop CPU Specs

CPU NameP-Core CountE-Core CountTotal Core / ThreadP-Core Base / Boost (Max)P-Core Boost (All-Core)E-Core Base / BoostE-Core Boost (All-Core)L3 CacheTDP (PL1)TDP (PL2)Expected (MSRP) Price
Core i9-12900KS8816 / 243.4 / 5.5 GHz5.2 GHz2.4 / 3.9 GHz3.7 GHz30 MB150W260W$739 US
Core i9-12900K8816 / 243.2 / 5.2 GHz5.0 GHz2.4 / 3.9 GHz3.7 GHz30 MB125W241W$599 US
Core i9-129008816 / 242.4 / 5.1 GHzTBA1.8 / 3.8 GHzTBA30 MB65W202W$489 US
$464 US (F)
Core i9-12900T8816 / 241.4 / 4.9 GHzTBA1.0 / 3.6 GHzTBA30 MB35W106W$489 US
Core i7-12700K8412 / 203.6 / 5.0 GHz4.7 GHz2.7 / 3.8 GHz3.6 GHz25 MB125W190W$419 US
Core i7-127008412 / 202.1 / 4.9 GHzTBA1.6 / 3.6 GHzTBA25 MB65W180W$339 US
$314 US (F)
Core i7-12700T8412 / 201.4 / 4.7 GHzTBA1.0 / 3.4 GHzTBA25 MB35W99W$339 US
Core i5-12600K6410 / 163.7 / 4.9 GHz4.5 GHz2.8 / 3.6 GHz3.4 GHz20 MB125W150W$299 US
Core i5-12600606 / 123.3 / 4.8 GHz4.4 GHzN/AN/A18 MB65W117W$223 US
Core i5-12600T606 / 122.1 / 4.6 GHzTBAN/AN/A18 MB65W74W$223 US
Core i5-12490P606 / 123.0 / 4.6 GHzTBAN/AN/A20 MB65W74W~$250 US
Core i5-12500606 / 123.0 / 4.6 GHzTBAN/AN/A18 MB65W117W$202 US
Core i5-12500T606 / 122.0 / 4.4 GHzTBAN/AN/A18 MB35W74W$202 US
Core i5-12400606 / 122.5 / 4.4 GHz4.0 GHzN/AN/A18 MB65W117W$192 US
$167 US (F)
Core i5-12400T606 / 121.8 / 4.2 GHzTBAN/AN/A18 MB35W74W$192 US
Core i3-12300404 / 83.5 / 4.4 GHzTBAN/AN/A12 MB60W89W$143 US
Core i3-12300T404 / 82.3 / 4.2 GHzTBAN/AN/A12 MB35W69W$143 US
Core i3-12100404 / 83.3 / 4.3 GHzTBAN/AN/A12 MB60W
58W (F)
89W$122 US
$97 US (F)
Core i3-12100T404 / 82.2 / 4.1 GHzTBAN/AN/A12 MB35W69W$122 US
Intel Pentium Gold G7400202 / 43.7 GHzN/AN/AN/A6 MB46WN/A$64 US
Intel Pentium Gold G7400T202 / 43.1 GHzN/AN/AN/A6 MB35WN/A$64 US
Intel Celeron G6900202 / 23.4 GHzN/AN/AN/A4 MB46WN/A$42 US
Intel Celeron G6900T202 / 22.8 GHzN/AN/AN/A4 MB35WN/A$42 US

The new wave of Intel Alder Lake 12th Gen Core CPUs is expected to launch in January of 2022, following the CES 2022 conference next year.

Source: VideoCardz

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