ASUS and COLORFUL confirm Intel 12th Gen Core non-K CPU specs

Published: Dec 30th 2021, 14:02 GMT   Comments

Motherboard makers spill the beans on the full desktop Alder Lake-S lineup

The specifications of the upcoming 65W and 35W CPUs from Intel 12th Gen Core “Alder Lake-S” series have just been confirmed by two motherboard vendors, as spotted by leaker @momomo_us.

Intel 12th Gen Core Alder Lake-S Specifications, Source: ASUS & Colorful

With this leak, we have a confirmation on nearly all upcoming Core non-K 65W and low-power T-Series 35W SKUs featuring Intel Alder Lake architecture. As it appears, both makers have included those unreleased CPUs in their CPU validation lists. The new CPUs are already supported through the latest versions of the BIOS.

By far the most interesting part of this leak is the silicon stepping, either C0 or H0, which means which Alder Lake silicon is being used specifically. As we have already discussed, there are two variants of the Alder Lake die, either with full 8+8 core implementation (codenamed C0) or a cutdown variant that lacks Efficient cores called H0. Some of the entry-level CPUs will lack support for Intel’s hybrid architecture by not offering this type of core.

Despite the fact that there were actually leaks featuring a 6-core Core i5-12400 CPU with both H0 and C0 silicons, it appears that the retail version will only be available as C0, which is good news as customers will not have to pay attention to which variant they are buying.

On the other hand, there is a significant difference between Core i5-12600K and i5-12600, which historically offered the same configurations. With the 12th Gen Core series, Intel is actually dividing its lineup right here by offering a 10-core K-series SKU with H0 silicon and a 6-core non-K SKU based on C0 stepping.

Intel is now set to announce its entire desktop 12th Gen Core lineup at CES 2022 press conference. The launch of new CPUs will be accompanied by an introduction of cheaper H670/B660 and H610 motherboards.

Source: ASUS, Colorful via @momomo_us

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