Intel 65W Alder Lake-S pricing has been leaked, 6-core CPUs to cost 180-240 USD, 4-core 110-140 USD

Published: Dec 21st 2021, 14:39 GMT   Comments

BestBuy leaks 12th Gen Core non-K “Alder Lake-S” pricing

It appears that a large US retailer has now confirmed the pricing for the upcoming 12th Gen Core CPUs.

Unfortunately, not all SKUs have been listed by BestBuy, which could either mean that some SKUs have delayed shipment, or that not all of them will be available right after launch (January 5th). Regardless of how many SKUs were listed though, we have now had a good understanding of Intel’s pricing strategy for its mid-range to entry-level Alder Lake-S CPUs.

According to the retailer, a 16-core and 24-thread Core i9-12900 will cost between 530 to 510 USD, depending on the availability of the integrated graphics. This is around 60 dollars cheaper than the 125W unlocked K-series. Intel is also preparing a Core i7-12700 65W CPU with 12 cores and 20 threads which will cost 360 USD. BestBuy does not list the F-variant yet.

BestBuy 12th Gen Core non-K CPU Pricing, Source: BestBuy

Retailer’s listing features as many as three Core i5 SKUs: 12600, 12500, and 12400, some available without the onboard Xe graphics enabled. The pricing for these SKUs ranges from 180 USD (12400F) all the way up to 140 USD (12600). According to the leaks, all of them have the same configuration which is 6 Performance cores and no Efficient cores, so the pricing basically reflects the clock speeds for each SKU.

In the entry-level segment, the Intel Alder Lake-S quad-core i3-12100 CPU is to cost 110 USD (F) to 140 USD (non-F). A dual-core Pentium G7400 has a price of 80 USD, while G6900 is to cost 60 USD.

What is important to note here, however, is that all of these Boxed CPUs come with new Intel stock coolers.

Intel 12th Gen Core “Alder Lake-S” Series Pricing
VideoCardz.comProduct CodeCores/ThreadsBestBuy Price
Core i9-12900KBX8071512900K
Core i9-12900KFBX8071512900KF
Core i9-12900BX8071512900
Core i9-12900FBX8071512900F
Core i7-12700KBX8071512700K
Core i7-12700KFBX8071512700KF
Core i7-12700BX8071512700
Core i7-12700FBX8071512700F
Core i5-12600KBX8071512600K
Core i5-12600KFBX8071512600KF
Core i5-12600BX8071512600
Core i5-12500BX8071512500
Core i5-12400BX8071512400
Core i5-12400FBX8071512400F
Core i3-12100BX8071512100
Core i3-12100FBX8071512100F
Pentium G7400BX80715G7400
Pentium G6900BX80715G6900

Source: BestBuy via @momomo_us

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