Intel 12th generation Benchmark Specs Price Release Date India

Intel launched the first products in the 12th Gen Intel® Core™ family during its “Intel Innovation event 2021” held on October 27, 2021. The new 12th Gen desktop chips (codenamed: Alder Lake) currently include six desktop processors/CPUs (Core i9-12900K, Core i9-12900KF, Core i7- 12700K, Core i7-12700KF, Core i5-12600K and Core i5-12600KF).

These 12th Gen alder lake chips are already up for pre-order in the US but customers looking for 12th Gen in laptops still have to wait for an official announcement. Let’s peak into the performance benchmarks, pricing and release date of these chips in the Indian Market.

Intel Alder Lake Key features & Benchmarks

Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake Processors Benchmarks Price and Release Date India

There are a total of 60 CPUs expected from Intel’s 12th-gen range, out of which 6 standalone CPUs for desktops is launched during the “Intel Innovation event 2021”. During the event the 12th Gen Desktop Processors are unveiled to be a generation like no other before it.

With Intel’s new “performance hybrid architecture” of P-core and E-core combined with new “Intel 7 process technology“, Intel is expecting an unprecedented improvement in performance in Gaming, content creation and overall experience.

Intel Alder lake hybrid architecture splits its CPUs into two cores:

Performance-cores (P-cores): the highest performing CPU core Intel has built

  • Optimized to handle single & lightly threaded performance
  • Enhance gaming and productivity workload

Efficient-cores (E-cores):

  • Optimized to handle scaling highly threaded workloads
  • Minimize interruptions from background task management
Processor NumberProcessor core (P+E)Processor ThreadsMax Clock SpeedMax Turbo Power
Core i9-12900K16 cores (8P+8E)245.2GHz241 W
Core i9-12900KF16 cores (8P+8E)245.2GHz241 W
Core i7- 12700K12 cores (8P+4E)205 GHz190 W
Core i7-12700KF12 cores (8P+4E)205 GHz190 W
Core i5-12600K10 cores (6P+4E)164.9 GHz150 W
Core i5-12600KF10 cores (6P+4E)164.9 GHz150 W

The flagship Core i9-12900K is marketed as the world’s best gaming processor with following gen-over-gen FPS improvement on popular PC Games:

Troy: A Total War Sagaup to 25% more FPS
Hitman 3up to 28% more FPS
Far Cry 6up to 23% more FPS

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For Content creators, Intel 12th Gen offers the following performance boost:

photo editingUp to 36% faster
video editingUp to 32% faster
3D modelingUp to 37% faster
multi-frame renderingUp to 100% faster

Other Key platform advancements include:

  • The first processors in the industry to offer DDR5 memory for up to 4800MT/s.
  •  The first processors in the industry to offer PCIe 5.0 (up to 16 lanes), with up to an additional four lanes of PCIe 4.0 support.
  • Up to 30MB Intel Smart Cache (L3) and 14MB L2 cache for increased memory capacity with reduced latency.
  • Intel Killer Wi-Fi 6E for up to 75% less latency while gaming

Intel 12th Gen Desktop CPUs Pricing India

  • Core i9-12900K – $589 (approximately ₹ 44,100)
  • Core i9-12900KF – $564 (approximately ₹ 42,200)
  • Core i7- 12700K – $409 (approximately ₹ 30,600)
  • Core i7-12700KF – $384 (approximately ₹ 28,750)
  • Core i5-12600K – $289 (approximately ₹ 21,650)
  • Core i5-12600KF – $264 (approximately ₹ 19,750)

Desktops which have hinted or already announced Intel 12th Gen CPUs include:

  • New Acer Predator Orion 7000 desktop series
  • The CORSAIR VENGEANCE i7300 Series, alongside ORIGIN NEURON, MILLENNIUM, GENESIS, M-Class, and L-Class desktops, are all available with up to an Intel Core i9-12900K processor
  • Dell Alienware’s new Aurora R13
  • new Dell XPS Desktop with intel 12th Gen

Unlocked 12th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor SKUs

Processor NumberIntel® Smart Cache (L3)Total L2 CacheUnlockedProcessor GraphicsTotal CPU PCIe LanesMax Memory SpeedMemory ChannelsMaximum Memory CapacityProcessor Base Power (W)Maximum Turbo Power (W)
i9-12900K30MB14MBYesIntel® UHD Graphics 77020DDR5 4800 MT/s DDR4 3200 MT/s2128GB125241
i9-12900KF30MB14MBYesn/a20DDR5 4800 MT/s DDR4 3200 MT/s2128GB125241
i7-12700K25MB12MBYesIntel® UHD Graphics 77020DDR5 4800 MT/s DDR4 3200 MT/s2128GB125190
i7-12700KF25MB12MBYesn/a20DDR5 4800 MT/s DDR4 3200 MT/s2128GB125190
i5-12600K20MB9.5MBYesIntel® UHD Graphics 77020DDR5 4800 MT/s DDR4 3200 MT/s2128GB125150
i5-12600KF20MB9.5MBYesn/a20DDR5 4800 MT/s DDR4 3200 MT/s2128GB125150

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