In short: Intel is anticipated to expose the non-K variations of Alder Lake (12 th-gen Core) at CES on Tuesday, however Asus and Colorful have actually verified a few of their specs ahead of time. Some designs are a bit frustrating, while others are engaging alternatives for the non-overclockers out there.
It’s not unusual for motherboard suppliers to consist of unreleased processors in their lists of supported hardware, which is what’s taken place here
In the tables listed below, we have core counts, base clocks, and TDPs from Asus and Colorful, and the increase clocks from dripped marketing products and too soon released item pages Not consisted of in the tables are the dripped costs from Finest Buy, however you can take a look at those here
|i9-12900/ F *||i9-12900 T||i7-12700/ F||i7-12700 T|
|Increase Clock||5.1 GHz||?||4.9 GHz||?|
|Base Clock||2.4 GHz||1.4 GHz||2.1 GHz||1.4 GHz|
|TDP||65 W||35 W||65 W||35 W|
There are both vanilla and “F” variations of this processor and they share their specifications.
According to Asus, Alder Lake utilizes 2 steppings: C-0 and H-0. Both the i9 and i7 households utilize the C-0 stepping, which has 8 efficiency and 8 effectiveness cores. The H-0 stepping has 6 efficiency cores and no effectiveness cores.
|i5-12600||i5-12600 T||i5-12500||i5-12500 T||i5-12400/ F||i5-12400 T|
|Increase Clock||4.8 GHz||?||4.6 GHz||?||4.4 GHz||?|
|Base Clock||3.3 GHz||2.1 GHz||3.0 GHz||2.0 GHz||2.5 GHz||1.8 GHz|
|TDP||65 W||35 W||65 W||35 W||65 W||35 W|
Intel separates the 2 steppings at the junction in between the 12600 K, which utilizes the C-0 stepping, and the 12600 (non-K), which utilizes the H-0 stepping. Since of this, the 12600 K has 4 effectiveness cores that the non-K does not have.
All of the non-K i5 and i3 processors utilize the H-0 stepping.
|i3-12300||i3-12300 T||i3-12100/ F||i3-12100 T|
|Increase Clock||?||?||4.3 GHz||?|
|Base Clock||3.5 GHz||2.3 GHz||3.3 GHz||2.2 GHz|
|TDP||60 W||35 W||60/58 W||35 W|
This is the only “F” processor to have a lower TDP than its vanilla equivalent.
It may’ve made good sense for entry-level parts to utilize effectiveness cores. Since the H-0 stepping has none, they’re stuck with starving efficiency cores.
Intel will reveal these processors in a couple of days, and we’ll be benchmarking them and reasoning quickly. In the present, they appear like a worthwhile addition to the Alder Lake generation, which is all that we can ask for.
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