Intel desktop Alder Lake non-K series listed by Canadian retailer, Core i5-12400F at 249 CAD (200 USD)

Published: 6th Nov 2021, 14:44 GMT   Comments

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.

Intel 12th Gen Core Non-K Series Pricing in Canada, Source: @momomo_us

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 CorePrice in Canadian Dolar (CAD)AMD Ryzen 5000
880 CAD
Ryzen 9 5950X
16C/32T
Core i9-12900K
16C/24T
750 CAD
650 CAD
Ryzen 9 5900X
12C/24T
Core i7-12700K
12C/20T
530 CAD
500 CAD
Ryzen 7 5800X
8C/16T
Core i7-12700F
12C/20T
455 CAD
375 CAD
Ryzen 5 5600X
6C/12T
Core i5-12600K
10C/16T
370 CAD
Core i5-12400
6C/12T
287 CAD
Core i5-12400F
6C/12T
250 CAD
Core i3-12100F
4C/8T
148 CAD

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.

Intel 12th Gen Core (Alder Lake-S) Specifications, Source: 3DCenter.org

Source: @momomo_us




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