Intel preparing Alder Lake KF-Series lacking Xe GPU, Core i7-12700 leaks again

Published: 27th Aug 2021, 07:19 GMT   Comments

Six Intel 12th Gen Core CPUs spotted, including KF-Series

According to a leak from Komachi, Intel will be launching a KF series based on Alder Lake silicon.

The leaker has a list of upcoming Alder Lake CPUs from an unknown source. Komachi sources are usually tied to manufacturer websites or software updates, thus this is likely not a random list found on the internet, however, the leaker did not state how the data was obtained.

The list features 6 Alder Lake SKUs, including the flagship Core i9-12900K and KF models and i7-12700K(F) as well as i5-12600K(F) models. Thus, it seems that Intel will be launching the KF series of processors, representing unlocked SKUs lacking integrated graphics.

The K-series, representing the top-tier models in the upcoming 12th Gen lineup, are all to have a default TDP of 125W.

Intel 12th Gen K and KF Series, Source: @KOMACHI_ENSAKA

New performance leaks featuring Core i7-12700 non-K

Just two days ago there were first leaks featuring Core i7-12700 CPU, a 65W model offering 8 cores and 16 threads according to the Geekbench specifications (which might be wrong). The specs that had leaked showed lower performance than Ryzen 7 5800X CPU (also 8-core). New results now put it higher.

According to the Geekbench websites, the CPU has a base clock of 2.1 GHz (which should be a base clock of the Efficient “small” core) and a boost of 4.8 GHz, which might be the clock of the Performance “big” core. It is unclear why the CPU is listed as 8-core, while the 12700K model is rumored to be 8P+4E configuration. Either Intel is disabling efficient cores on non-K series, which makes no sense, or Geekbench is having trouble reading this data.

Intel Core i7-12700K Specifications, Source: Geekbench

New scores now put Core i7-12700 higher than AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, which wasn’t the case in the previous leak (its the first score listed below):

Intel Core i7-12700K Geekbench V5 Score, Source: Geekbench

Geekbench V5 Benchmark Scores
VideoCardz.comBase Clock (Core Count)Single-CoreMulti-Core
Intel Core i9-12900K3.2 GHz (8+8 Cores)
 
1893
 
17299
Intel Core i9-11900K3.5 GHz (8 cores)
 
1856
 
10995
Intel Core i9-11900KF3.5 GHz (8 cores)
 
1759
 
10128
Intel Core i7-12700 #13.5 GHz (8 cores) (?)
 
1768
 
11620
Intel Core i7-12700 #23.5 GHz (8 cores) (?)
 
1740
 
11664
Intel Core i9-11900F2.5 GHz (8 cores)
 
1726
 
9432
Intel Core i7-11700KF3.6 GHz (8 cores)
 
1707
 
9882
Intel Core i7-11700K3.6 GHz (8 cores)
 
1707
 
9830
AMD Ryzen 9 5950X3.4 GHz (16 cores)
 
1691
 
16724
AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3.8 GHz (8 cores)
 
1672
 
10376
AMD Ryzen 9 5900X3.7 GHz (12 cores)
 
1671
 
14142
Intel Core i7-117002.5 GHz (8 cores)
 
1633
 
8822
AMD Ryzen 5 5600X3.7 GHz (6 cores)
 
1619
 
8175
Intel Core i9-119002.5 GHz (8 cores)
 
1600
 
9011
Intel Core i7-12700 #32.1 GHz (8 cores) (?)
 
1595
 
10170

The specifications of the Alder Lake-S CPUs that are more or less confirmed at this point include three K-series CPUs.

Intel 12th Gen Core Series (Alder Lake-S)
VideoCardzCores / ThreadsCore Type1-2 Core BoostAll-Core BoostTDP
i9-12900K(F)
 
8C+8c/24T
P-Core (Big)
 
5.3 GHz
 
5.0 GHz
 
125W
E-Core (Small)
 
3.9 GHz
 
3.7 GHz
i7-12700K(F)
 
8C+4c/20T
P-Core (Big)
 
5.0 GHz
 
4.7 GHz
 
125W
E-Core (Small)
 
3.8 GHz
 
3.6 GHz
i5-12600K(F)
 
6C+4c/16T
P-Core (Big)
 
4.9 GHz
 
4.5 GHz
 
125W
E-Core (Small)
 
3.6 GHz
 
3.4 GHz

Source: @KOMACHI_ENSAKA, Geekbench #1, #2, #3




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