Intel’s finances Alder Lake-S processors are attributable to launch within the first quarter of 2022. An absence of non-X Ryzen 5000 processors and aggressive pricing are set to make these chips a number of the firm’s hottest choices lately. In the previous few weeks, we’ve seen leaked benchmarks of the Core i5-12400, however until now, we haven’t heard a lot in regards to the 12500 or the 12600.
Till now, that’s. A Chinese language supply has leaked the screenshots of the CPUs together with the CPU-Z specs window. The Core i5s are Engineering Samples (ES) whereas the Core i9 seems to be from a retailer which is a bit stunning as we’re nonetheless at the least two months away from the official launch.
All of the non-Okay Core i5s are hex-core CPUs, missing the effectivity cores and a TDP of 65W. The Core i5-12400, 12500, and 12600 are mainly an identical, with rising enhance speeds (in that order). In contrast to earlier generations, the non-Okay Core i5s differ from the Core i5-12600K not solely by way of the core clocks, but in addition with respect to the core counts (12600K has 4 effectivity cores along with 6 efficiency cores), and due to this fact the L3 cache. The 2 are, actually, primarily based on completely different dies:
The Core i9-12900 and Core i7-12700, however, use the identical die as their Okay counterparts, and other than the unlocked multiplier and a decrease enhance clock are technically the identical CPUs.