Tuesday, September 14th 2021

Possible Intel 12th Gen Core US Retail Pricing Leaked

US electronics retailer Provantage allegedly leaked the retail pricing of the upcoming Intel 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake-S" desktop processors. The list confirms that the company will only be debuting the unlocked "K" and "KF" SKUs in 2021, with locked 65 W SKUs joining in only in 2022. Pricing was put out for both boxed, as well are tray (per-piece) prices. The lineup begins with the Core i5-12600KF boxed processor at $261.77, a 6+4 core (P+E), 16-thread processor with 20 MB of L3 cache, and 4.90 GHz maximum boost frequency for the P cores. As a "KF" SKU, it lacks an iGPU. The i5-12600K, which has the same specs and an iGPU on top, is priced at $295.49.

The Core i7-12700KF and i7-12700K are 8+4 core (P+E), 20-thread chips with 25 MB of cache, and 5.00 GHz boost frequency. The two are differentiated by iGPU. The i7-12700KF is priced at $395.61, and the i7-12700K at $422.17. Leading the pack, are the Core i9-12900K and i9-12900KF, which max out the silicon, with 8+8 (P+E) core, 24-thread, and 30 MB of cache. These boost up to 5.20 GHz, but we've heard rumors of the Thermal Velocity Boost feature driving frequencies beyond this. The i9-12900KF is priced at $578.13, while the i9-12900K goes for $604.99. Tray pricing of these chips is more or less similar, with price difference being under $5. The boxed SKUs don't include a cooler, so from a bill-of-materials standpoint, this price difference only accounts for the paperboard box. Intel is expected to formally launch these chips in late-October (which is probably when reviews go live), with retail availability in mid-November.
Source: HotHardware
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36 Comments on Possible Intel 12th Gen Core US Retail Pricing Leaked

#1
Metroid
Core i9-12900K = So P+E means 8 performance big cores = single thread + 8 efficient little hyperthreading cores for multithreading, so P = 8 + E = (8+8(hyperthreading)) = 24 threads?

Aside from that, I wonder about that 125w, past 125w figures from intel have been more like 500 watts real.
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#2
Melvis
Whats a 5950X go for in USA at the moment? as in Aus there like $1100+
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btarunr
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MetroidCore i9-12900K = So P+E means 8 performance big cores = single thread + 8 efficient little hyperthreading cores for multithreading, so P = 8 + E = (8+8(hyperthreading)) = 24 threads?

Aside from that, I wonder about that 125w, past 125w figures from intel have been more like 500 watts real.
P cores have HyperThreading, E cores don't. So 8 P cores = 16 threads, plus 8 E cores, so 24 threads in total.
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#4
weekendgeek
MelvisWhats a 5950X go for in USA at the moment? as in Aus there like $1100+
$750 US at the moment from various places.
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#5
chodaboy19
Is the Core i9-12900K priced to compete with the 5950x or 5900x? This whole 8 + 8 cores makes it hard to decipher. Do I want 16 full performance cores a la 5950x or this new 8 + 8 design?:confused:
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#6
matar
Happy and will be Sticking with my i9-9900KF that i just bought a few months ago.
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#7
Hyderz
chodaboy19Is the Core i9-12900K priced to compete with the 5950x or 5900x? This whole 8 + 8 cores makes it hard to decipher. Do I want 16 full performance cores a la 5950x or this new 8 + 8 design?:confused:
wait for reviews
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#8
Erazor6000
So far we have:
~ $280 for i5 12600K
~ $400 for i7 12700K
~ $600 for i9 12900K

Which is not that different from 10th gen. which on release were priced:
~ $265 for i5 10600K
~ $400 for i7 10700K
~ $500 for i9 10900K

Since i9 12900K is (should be) faster than R9 5900X, then $600 seems a reasonable price. After all, it is i9.
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#9
Zubasa
Erazor6000Since i9 12900K is (should be) faster than R9 5900X, then $600 seems a reasonable price. After all, it is i9.
The only thing that the i9 brand did was robbed the i7-9700K of its Hyperthreading.
It is the only Core i7 ever without it, almost feels like a glorified i5. FYI the previous HEDT cpus were all i7, and they have much more premium features than "i9".
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#10
ZoneDymo
Erazor6000So far we have:
~ $280 for i5 12600K
~ $400 for i7 12700K
~ $600 for i9 12900K

Which is not that different from 10th gen. which on release were priced:
~ $265 for i5 10600K
~ $400 for i7 10700K
~ $500 for i9 10900K

Since i9 12900K is (should be) faster than R9 5900X, then $600 seems a reasonable price. After all, it is i9.
yeah it seems reasonable considering they have extra Eco cores simply added, but we still just have to see
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#11
Turmania
I miss the days when a 95 watt cpu was just that. No turbo boost just what it says in the box and you get it. Nothing more, nothing less.
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#12
ratirt
Erazor6000So far we have:
~ $280 for i5 12600K
~ $400 for i7 12700K
~ $600 for i9 12900K

Which is not that different from 10th gen. which on release were priced:
~ $265 for i5 10600K
~ $400 for i7 10700K
~ $500 for i9 10900K

Since i9 12900K is (should be) faster than R9 5900X, then $600 seems a reasonable price. After all, it is i9.
11900K is $539 MSRP and now you get the 12900K for $70 up. I only hope this CPU will be much faster than a 11900K although I doubt it.
Should be or is faster from a 5900X is a very misleading statement. Depends on the workload if anything. I don't know if the price jump for Intel is justified but we will see.
I remember the jump from 3900x to 5900x was enormous and yet people were bitching about it anyway.
TurmaniaI miss the days when a 95 watt cpu was just that. No turbo boost just what it says in the box and you get it. Nothing more, nothing less.
I don't if you want to move forward. It is obvious that the power will change and other stuff as well. Nice memory but still just a memory no point on dwelling about it.
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#13
Richards
12600k is the star of the alder lake show.. leaks are saying it destroys the 5800x
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#14
Melvis
weekendgeek$750 US at the moment from various places.
Ok thanks, well that alone tells us that the 12900K doesnt beat the 5950X otherwise Intel would price it way above! (History states this)
Richards12600k is the star of the alder lake show.. leaks are saying it destroys the 5800x
What leaks?
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#15
ZoneDymo
Richards12600k is the star of the alder lake show.. leaks are saying it destroys the 5800x
Provide the data or im going to have to report you yet again......
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#16
Richards
ZoneDymoProvide the data or im going to have to report you yet again......
So its you thats reporting me snitch... you can google the leaks your self.. no fanboy
MelvisOk thanks, well that alone tells us that the 12900K doesnt beat the 5950X otherwise Intel would price it way above! (History states this)


What leaks?
On videocardz site
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#17
ZoneDymo
RichardsSo its you thats reporting me snitch... you can google the leaks your self.. no fanboy


On videocardz site
thats not how that works, you make the claim, you provide the proof that its based on anything at all.
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#18
yotano211
MelvisWhats a 5950X go for in USA at the moment? as in Aus there like $1100+
They are $749 on Amazon
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#22
neatfeatguy
If it only takes Intel about a year to play catchup with AMD, maybe it was good that AMD gave them a good swift kick in the ass to remind that to innovate and not just regurgitate.
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#25
docnorth
InVasManiTo be determined...
I hope we all agree about that and wait for the (:lovetpu:) tests.
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