Intel Core i5-12400(F) is a bit pricier than expected
A Canadian retailer has begun listing unreleased Alder Lake CPUs.
The most important giveaway from this leak is that Core i5-12400F is listed with a price of 249 CAD (200 USD) and i5-12400 at 287 CAD (230 USD), both are higher than the 11th Gen Core series (157 USD and 187 USD respectively).
A non-K Core i5-12700F would have a price tag of 455 CAD (365 USD), which means it would be around 75 CAD cheaper than the K-version which is already on sale.
The first Core i3 SKU from the Alder Lake series to be listed is Core i3-12100F, which is expected to feature 4 cores and 8 threads (it is likely the smaller type die with 2 cores disabled).
It is unclear which frequencies have been listed by the retailer, but one would guess that these base clocks of the Performance (Golden Cove) cores. The leaker ‘momomo_us’ did not confirm which retailer has listed the new CPUs, hence we used Newegg Canada for a reference:
|Desktop CPU Pricing at Newegg Canada|
|Intel 12th Gen Core||Price in Canadian Dolar (CAD)||AMD Ryzen 5000|
Since the specifications of the 12th Gen Core non-K series are not officially confirmed, we have to rely on rumors. The most recent leaks have been put together by 3DCenter.org with proposed configurations and estimated frequencies for the upcoming mid-range series. Those CPUs are now expected to launch in January, thus the early listing by the Canadian retailer is actually a bit surprising.