Intel 12th Gen Core “Alder Lake-S” non-K retail CPUs have been pictured, specs leaked

Published: 27th Nov 2021, 09:02 GMT   Comments

Retail Intel 12th Gen Core non-K Series pictured, listed by retailer

The final versions of the upcoming ‘locked’ non-K CPUs have been pictured (almost) in their entirety. 

Over at Zhihu, DDAA117 has the first photos of the non-K Alder Lake-S CPUs. This is actually the same leaker that revealed retail models of Core i9-12900K and i5-12600K SKUs ahead of launch.

Intel Alder Lake non-K Series, Source: DDAA117

This time around, DDAA117 possibly delivers the world’s first photos of the non-K lineup, including Core i9-12900 (SRL4E), Core i5-12600 (SRL4F), Core i5-12500 (SRL4G), and Core i5-12400 (SLR4P). What this lineup is missing are Core i7-12700 and Core i3-12300/12100 CPUs, not to mention their F-variants which lack integrated GPU support.

Along with the photos, some new details on the series clock speeds have been confirmed. Some details were provided by leaker @momomo_us and some were confirmed by DDAA117 himself who provided CPU-Z screenshots of the samples pictured above.

The Core i9-12900 is a 16-core and 24-thread (8P+8E) CPU with a base clock speed of 2.4 GHz and a boost up to 5.1 GHz. This CPU will have a 30MB L3 Cache. A cut-down part known as Core i7-12700 will have half of the Efficient cores enabled (8P+4E) which means a total of 12-cores and 20 threads. This CPU is to be clocked 200 to 300 MHz lower than the 12900: 2.1 GHz base clock and 4.9 GHz boost clock. Do note that those frequencies only apply to Performance cores.

Intel Alder Lake non-K Series, Source: DDAA117

Intel’s Core i5 lineup will include as many as three parts: i5-12600 (base clock 3.3 GHz, boost 4.8 GHz), i5-12500 (base clock 3.0 GHz, boost 4.6 GHz), and i5-12400 (base clock 2.5 GHz, boost 4.4 GHz). According to the leaks, each of those CPUs will have Efficient cores disabled entirely, in fact, this type of core is not even present on the silicon. As revealed by MSI, Intel developed two types of Alder Lake desktop silicon, either with 8+8 cores or 6+0. The Core i5 non-K lineup will exclusively be using the latter variant. What is interesting here, however, is that a higher-spec’ed variant called Core i5-12600K is not actually using the same silicon (which is normally the case), but a 6P+4E configuration instead. In other words, Core i5-12600K and Core i5-12600 will not only have different TDPs and clocks, but also a different number of cores.

Intel Alder Lake non-K Series, Source: @momomo_us

Finally, the Core i3 series has only partially been confirmed. Mainly the Core i3-12300 remains a mystery for now. The configuration of cores has not yet been confirmed, but it is expected to be a quad-core CPU without any hybrid functionality. The same applies to Core i3-12100, the slowest Alder lake-S part carrying the ‘Core’ branding. What is confirmed at this moment is that 12300 might boost up to 4.4 GHz and 12100 up to 4.3 GHz.

Some of the mentioned non-K Alder Lake CPUs have already been listed by retailers. We have already seen a leak from Canadian retailer, but now we have a listing from a Bangladeshi store called Nexus that claims to have those CPUs in stock. This would be the first confirmation that the non-K series have already shipped to retailers.

Intel Alder Lake non-K Series, Source: Nexus

Intel is now expected to launch its non-K series along with B660 and H610 motherboards in mid-January. We should hear more about this lineup around CES 2022 where Intel will be making a number of announcements, including the next-gen Alder Lake-P mobile series and hopefully its Arc Alchemist GPU series.

Intel 12th Gen Core Series “Alder Lake-S”
VideoCardzCores/ThreadsE-CoresP-coresL2 + L3iGPUPBP / MTPMSRP
2.4 / 3.9 GHz3.2 / 5.2 GHz14 + 30 MBUHD770125 / 241W$ 589
2.4 / 3.9 GHz3.2 / 5.2 GHz14 + 30 MB125 / 241W$ 564
1.8 / TBC GHz2.4 / 5.1 GHz14 + 30 MBUHD77065 / TBC W TBC
1.8 / TBC GHz2.4 / 5.2 GHz14 + 30 MB65 / TBC W TBC
TBC TBC / 4.9 GHz14 + 30 MBUHD77035 / TBC W TBC
2.7 / 3.8 GHz3.6 / 5.0 GHz12 + 25 MBUHD770125 / 190W$ 409
2.7 / 3.8 GHz3.6 / 5.0 GHz12 + 25 MB125 / 190W$ 384
1.6 / TBC GHz2.1 / 4.9 GHz12 + 25 MBUHD77065 / TBC W TBC
1.6 / TBC GHz2.1 / 4.9 GHz12 + 25 MB65 / TBC W TBC
TBC TBC / 4.7 GHz12 + 25 MBUHD77035 / TBC W TBC
2.8 / 3.6 GHz3.7 / 4.9 GHz9.5 + 20 MBUHD770125 / 150W$ 289
2.8 / 3.6 GHz3.7 / 4.9 GHz9.5 + 20 MB125 / 150W$ 264
TBC3.3 / 4.8 GHz7.5 + 18 MBUHD77065 / TBC W TBC
TBCTBC7.5 + 18 MBUHD77035 / TBC W TBC
TBC3.0 / 4.6 GHz7.5 + 18 MBUHD73065 / TBC WTBC
TBC TBC / 4.4 GHz7.5 + 18 MBUHD73035 / TBC W TBC
TBC2.5 / 4.4 GHz7.5 + 18 MBUHD73065 / TBC W TBC
TBC2.5 / 4.4 GHz7.5 + 18 MB65 / TBC W TBC
TBC TBC / 4.2 GHz7.5 + 18 MBUHD73035 / TBC W TBC
TBCTBC / 4.4 GHz5 + TBC MBUHD73065 / TBC W TBC
TBC TBC / 4.2 GHz5 + TBC MBUHD73035 / TBC W TBC
TBC3.3 / 4.3 GHz5 + 12 MBUHD73065 / TBC W TBC
TBC TBC / 4.1 GHz5 + TBC MBUHD73035 / TBC W TBC
Pentium G7400

Source: DDAA177, @momomo_us (Nexus), (specifications)

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