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Intel presents Alder Lake – with the Core i9-12900K, Core i7-12700K and Core i5-12600K against AMD’s Ryzen | Data, pictures, macro photos and first analyses

Disclaimer: The following article is machine translated from the original German, and has not been edited or checked for errors. Thank you for understanding!

Intel today announced its new 12th generation Intel Core processors. After the rather mixed performance of the 11th generation for desktop PCs, the new architecture is aimed more at gamers and should bring more performance for games. Now, after the second generation, which didn’t really manage to outperform AMD’s Ryzen CPUs, everything is supposed to be different. It’s been a lot of work to find a cure for the Ryzen CPUs, which have been doing well for over a year, and get back in the race. Before I put some of my own pictures of my samples, the work with them and some first impressions on the third page, let’s first deal with the generalities and slides, which do provide some interesting insights.

The processor market is currently no longer completely dominated by Intel as it was in the pre-Ryzen era, but they would certainly like to get back there. After all, the brand had a comfortable sales lead for years, but was gradually caught up by AMD, the direct competitor, and partly overtaken in terms of performance, so that the two brands are now de facto neck and neck in desktop processors. This is due to the stagnation of Intel processors, but certainly also due to the good products from AMD.

With the announcement of its 12th generation desktop processors. Intel is now trying to reverse this trend again. The Santa Clara-based company is looking to hit the ground running with a new architecture that will appeal to gamers in particular, especially with its new Core i9, which is designed primarily for gaming performance. So we can expect a jump in performance, but it’s definitely too early to judge how far you’ve come in reality.

 

Models, availability and prices

And when will the next-generation processors finally hit the market? The Intel Core processors of the 12. Generation are available from November 4, 2021, and of course the actual availability depends on stock levels for now. In total, three three processors will be launched first, each in a version with and without an eGPU. The smallest for now is the Intel Core i5-12600K with 10 cores and 16 threads. It will be sold at a price of $286 (or $264 for the 12600KF version). The Intel Core i7-12700K (12 cores, 20 threads) will sell for $409 (or $384 for the 12700KF version) and the flagship of this twelfth generation, the Intel Core i9-12900K processor (16 cores, 24 threads), will sell for $589 (or $564 for the KF version).

 

The test samples and the substructure

For the test, I got myself a Core i9-12900KF, a Core i7-12700K as well as a Core i5-12600K. I use normal retail CPUs (random pick) and I think that objectivity in the sense of Intel is satisfied, because the older engineering samples partly performed marginally worse. The Qualified Samples (E4) were about the same and possible differences can ultimately only be determined by the silicon lottery.

The IHS is new, so is the board and the material used. We had already been able to observe this with a newer model of the Core i9-11900K, which had a completely new package and was thus quasi the practice unit for the new CPU. But more on that in a moment.

Intel already practices IHS manufacturing for Alder Lake – late and early Rocket Lake CPUs compared

About used DDR5 memory will be talked on the next page, here I want to show you first what is available to me for the test. Which RAM it becomes in the end and with which I have tested how, I would not like to betray fair once yet.

I was also able to pick the right piece for the motherboards and I did several tests on power consumption as well, but they won’t be an issue today. That will come after the test NDA case. But you are allowed to show it, at least from the outside. The exact data of the final test setup I will submit later, of course.

Already curious what Intel has to say about the new CPUs themselves? That is exactly what you will learn on the next page. And at the very end I analyzed the CPUs including the heatspreader under a really good microscope, because it’s not a benchmark. But it’s interesting…

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NoMercy77

Veteran

127 Kommentare 39 Likes

Sehr schön freue mich drauf!
Aber um ehrlich zu sein würde ich die Tests gerne unter Luftkühlung sehen vorallem wie lange die CPU den Takt halten kann auf Dauer....
So wie Ich Intel einschätze sind die Teile so abgestimmt max. für die länge der meistens Benches und dann gehts Berg ab.....
Hauptsache den längsten Balken.....

MfG

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LEIV

Urgestein

663 Kommentare 189 Likes

Ja, so nen Luftkühler der bis ~170W TDP ausgelegt ist wäre mal interessant

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Igor Wallossek

Format©

5,997 Kommentare 9,428 Likes

Ich mache auch noch ein Special zum Thema Kühlung, keine Angst. :)

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Himmelhund83

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16 Kommentare 6 Likes

Mehr wie 56sec sind beim Boost sowieso nicht vorgesehen...

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Staarfury

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56 Kommentare 34 Likes

Bin mal gespannt wie die Preis- und Leistungsunterschiede zwischen DDR4 und DDR5 aussehen.

Würde mich nicht wundern, wenn ADL+DDR4 der neue P/L König wird. Hängt wahrscheinlich davon ab, was die Z690 MB kosten...

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LEIV

Urgestein

663 Kommentare 189 Likes

Käsekönig hat die schon gelistet...

370 Euro für die Z690 Asus TUF Variante, läuft bei denen :oops:

EDIT:
MSI 210 Euro geht ja sogar

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Martin Gut

Urgestein

4,221 Kommentare 1,527 Likes

Aber bitte nicht auf die Herstellerangabe verlassen. Die geben oft schon bei mickrigen Kühlern 180 Watt an. Da kann man solche Prozessoren wenn es gut geht bei voller Lüfterdrehzahl knapp unter 100 Grad halten.

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Balu_

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43 Kommentare 6 Likes

mal sehen wie dann die Tests bezüglich der Benchmarks ausfallen, ob wirklich Platz 1
oder ob die ganzen Leaks die TDP so weit anheben mussten, das die CPU mehr frist als manche Grafikkarte :)

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Andy197

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Der Preis für den 12900k schockiert mich. Wie hoch fällt dieser wohl in DE aus? Ich glaube mein 9900k wird mich noch länger begleiten. RAM und MB würden auch noch dazu kommen. Über 1000€ für paar Prozent mehr FPS? Puuuhhh.
Aber ich freu mich trotzdem auf die Tests :)

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LEIV

Urgestein

663 Kommentare 189 Likes

In DE kostet der 12900K 655 Euro - Klingt jetzt bei den Aktuellen Preisen nicht so schlimm

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Danke für die Spende



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Igor Wallossek

Editor-in-chief and name-giver of igor'sLAB as the content successor of Tom's Hardware Germany, whose license was returned in June 2019 in order to better meet the qualitative demands of web content and challenges of new media such as YouTube with its own channel.

Computer nerd since 1983, audio freak since 1979 and pretty much open to anything with a plug or battery for over 50 years.

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