Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake-S Non-K Desktop CPUs Listed Online

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The retail chips for Intel’s upcoming 12th Gen Alder Lake-S Non-K Desktop CPU family have been posted on webshops.

The Intel Non-K series is designed for more traditional and cost-effective gaming settings. It is worth noting that these chips don’t have the same overclocking capabilities or higher clocks as the unlocked SKUs. However, they do have lower TDPs, making them ideal for OEMs and pre-built choices. As a result, Intel’s 12th Gen Alder Lake-S Desktop CPU family is projected to include at least six non-K versions. 

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Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake-S Non-K Models

Non-K Alder Lake-S Core i9 CPUs

The Core i9 and Core i7 variations will have the identical core configuration as their ‘K’ series brothers; at least that is what is expected. The most significant changes include Clock speeds and TDPs. We get the same 16 cores & 24 threads arrangement with 30 MB of L3 cache starting with the Core i9-12900(F). The P-Cores’ base clock is reduced to 2.40 GHz, while the E-Cores’ base clock is reduced to 1.80 GHz. On top of that, the maximum boost clock is reduced by 100 MHz to 5.1GHz. This is necessary to accommodate the reduced 65W TDP compared to the unlocked SKU’s 125W.

Non-K Alder Lake-S Core i7/i5 CPUs

Intel Core i7-12700(F) will include 12 cores, 20 threads, and 25 MB of L3 cache. The CPU features a TDP of 65W with the clock speeds are reduced to 2.10 GHz for the P-Cores, 1.60 GHz for the E-Cores. Plus, it has a max boost frequency of 4.90 GHz for the E-Cores. The Core i5 variations are next, with the most substantial alterations coming in the shape of a non-hybrid architecture.

The Intel Core i5-12600 and Core i5-12400 processors will both have six cores and twelve threads. Plus, they will be made entirely of Golden Cove (P-Cores). Both processors will have 18 MB of L3 cache with clock speeds of 3.30 GHz and 3.00 GHz base, respectively. They are also likely to have a 4.8 GHz and 4.6 GHz clock boost. Both chips will have a 65W TDP, and it will be interesting to see how they compare to AMD’s Ryzen 5 5600X, given they are targeting the same market area. There’s also the Core i5-12500, which sits between the two i5s and has the same core arrangement but clock speeds of 2.5 GHz base and 4.4 GHz boost.

Non-K Alder Lake-S Core i3 CPUs

Finally, there’s the Intel Core i3-12300 and i3-12100, which are part of the Core i3 family. Both CPUs have four cores and eight threads (4 Golden Cove cores). The chips’ clocks are kept at 4.4 GHz and 4.3 GHz boost, respectively. They also have 12 MB of L3 cache, and the UHD730 graphics are used on all chips below the i5-12600, while the UHD770 iGPU is used on the higher-end CPUs.

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