Intel Core processors 12to gen “Alder Lake-S” begin to appear at various retailers around the world. After the first rumors about possible European prices, today we talk about the US market which, as in the past, offers a more realistic view of what could be Intel’s list prices for the new generation of processors. In detail, some Alder Lake-S K series CPU models have appeared on the Provantage online store, substantially confirming two things: that at launch we will only see Alder Lake-S processors with unlocked multiplier (K series in fact) and that the difference in price between the boxed and tray models will be practically nil (especially for the top of the range).
In some cases – see the Core i5 variants for example – the purchase of the boxed version is decidedly cheaper than the tray one, at least a strange feature if we especially consider the rumors that Intel is ready to market new LGA heatsinks 1700 (will it be a marketing strategy?). As for costs, the top of the range Core i9 – 12900 K (Boxed) stands to 604,13 dollars , a figure approaching 599 dollars feared by almost all the insiders ( we talked about it HERE ); the variant without iGPU (Core i9 – 12900 KF) is around 26 dollars less (578, 13 $).
For Core i7 – 12700 K la cheaper variant is the tray one without Integrated GPU (284 dollars), while the entry-level model Core i5 – 12600 K / KF starts from 261 dollars. These at the moment the latest information available, Intel for now has not confirmed or denied; from the various sources consulted we think that those discussed today are very close to the launch prices decided by the Santa Clara company.
INTEL CORE 12 A GEN ALDER LAKE-S – EXPECTED PRICES
- Core i9 – 12900 K 599 dollars
- Core i9 – 12900 509 dollars
- Core i7 – 12700 K 429 dollars
- Core i7 – 12700 359 dollars
- Core i5 – 12600 K 229 dolari
- Core i5 – 12600 229 dollars
- Core i5 – 12400 203 dollars