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.
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.
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):
|Geekbench V5 Benchmark Scores|
|VideoCardz.com||Base Clock (Core Count)||Single-Core||Multi-Core|
|Intel Core i9-12900K||3.2 GHz (8+8 Cores)|
|Intel Core i9-11900K||3.5 GHz (8 cores)|
|Intel Core i9-11900KF||3.5 GHz (8 cores)|
|Intel Core i7-12700 #1||3.5 GHz (8 cores) (?)|
|Intel Core i7-12700 #2||3.5 GHz (8 cores) (?)|
|Intel Core i9-11900F||2.5 GHz (8 cores)|
|Intel Core i7-11700KF||3.6 GHz (8 cores)|
|Intel Core i7-11700K||3.6 GHz (8 cores)|
|AMD Ryzen 9 5950X||3.4 GHz (16 cores)|
|AMD Ryzen 7 5800X||3.8 GHz (8 cores)|
|AMD Ryzen 9 5900X||3.7 GHz (12 cores)|
|Intel Core i7-11700||2.5 GHz (8 cores)|
|AMD Ryzen 5 5600X||3.7 GHz (6 cores)|
|Intel Core i9-11900||2.5 GHz (8 cores)|
|Intel Core i7-12700 #3||2.1 GHz (8 cores) (?)|
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)|
|VideoCardz||Cores / Threads||Core Type||1-2 Core Boost||All-Core Boost||TDP|