Intel Alder Lake-S pricing and specifications leak through US retailer
MicroCenter has begun listing Intel Alder Lake CPUs ahead of launch.
According to the listing, the flagship Core i9-12900K will retail at 669.99 USD, while the i7-12700K CPU will cost 549.99 USD. Both are a lot more expensive than the Intel Rocket Lake series at launch, however, it is not given that this is the official retail pricing that Intel will be announced on October 27th.
The listing confirms that the CPUs will be available on November 4th, which is the official sale embargo for the 12th Gen Core series.
Intel Core i9-12900K Price, Source: MicroCenter
With a supposed price of 670 USD, the Core i9 SKU would be 130 USD more expensive than i9-11900K at launch, while the Core i7 would see a big 170 USD price increase over 11700K SKU.
Intel Core i9-12900K & i7-12700K Price, Source: MicroCenter
The specifications of the flagship SKU are confirmed with a base clock of 3.2 GHz and a boost clock of 5.2 GHz, which are likely referring to the Performance (Gold Gove) cores.
Intel Core i7-12700K Specifications, Source: MicroCenter
Intel 12th Gen Core series is to be announced on October 27th, which is also the preorder date for new CPUs. Retailers such as MicroCenter are allowed to fulfil orders no sooner than November 4th.