Photos and specs of Alder Lake non-K processors appear online

Photos and details have surfaced about Intel’s upcoming non-K CPUs in the Alder Lake series. Unlike the current Alder Lake processors, these processors are not overclockable. The new non-K chips are expected in early 2022.

The photos were published by DDAA117 on the Chinese social medium Zhihu, VideoCardz was the first to note. The images show the Core i9-12900 and the Core i5-12600, Core i5-12500 and Core i5-12400. The leaker has not published any photos of Core i7 variants or of CPUs with an F suffix, whose integrated GPU is disabled.

Images by DDAA117, via Zhihun

At the same time, the Zhihu user publishes CPU-Z screenshots of the chips, and the leaker endorses previously published information from famous leaker momomo_us. For example, DDAA117 confirms that the Core i9-12900 has 16 cores and 24 threads, divided into 8 P cores with hyperthreading and 8 E cores without hyperthreading. That’s equivalent to the current Intel Core i9-12900K. The processor’s P-cores would also have a base clock of 2.4 GHz and a turbo frequency of 5.1 GHz, and the cpu has 30MB L3 cache.

More striking are the three Core i5 variants, which all seem to have only 6 P-cores, and do not get E-cores. The current Intel Core i5-12600K has 6 P-cores and 4 E-cores. The three Core i5 non-K chips all have 18MB L3 cache. The mutual differences are limited to the clock speeds.

Images by DDAA117, via Zhihun

The Intel Core i7-12700 has in turn recently appeared at an online store. That processor gets 8 P-cores and 4 E-cores, for a total of 20 threads, just like the Core i7-12700K. The processor also gets 25MB L3 cache. This CPU should also have a clock speed of 2.1GHz and a boost clock of up to 4.8GHz. The retailer in question also reports that the CPU is already available, while Intel has not yet officially announced it. The web store does not yet show a sales price.

Intel released its first Alder Lake CPUs in early November. It was then about higher positioned K and KF models, in combination with the Z690 chipset. It’s not yet confirmed when the non-K models will follow, but Intel may announce them at CES in January. Momomo_us claims that the CPUs will be released in mid-January.

Lineup Intel Alder Lake processors for desktops
Fashion model cores/threads Clock Speeds
P cores
L3 cache
Intel Core i9-12900K 8P + 8E (24 threads) Base: 3.2GHz
Boost: 5.2GHz
30MB
Intel Core i9-12900 8P + 8E (24 threads) Base: 2.4GHz
Boost: 5.1GHz
30MB
Intel Core i7-12700K 8P + 4E (20 threads) Base: 3.6GHz
Boost: 5.0GHz
25MB
Intel Core i7-12700 8P + 4E (20 threads) Base: 2.1GHz
Boost: 4.9GHz
25MB
Intel Core i5-12600K 6P + 4E (16 threads) Base: 3.7GHz
Boost: 4.9GHz
20MB
Intel Core i5-12600 6P + 0E (12 threads) Base: 3.3GHz
Boost: 4.8GHz
18MB
Intel Core i5-12500 6P + 0E (12 threads) Base: 3.0GHz
Boost: 4.6GHz
18MB
Intel Core i5-12400 6P + 0E (12 threads) Base: 2.5GHz
Boost: 4.4GHz
18MB
Intel Core i3-12300 4P + 0E (8 threads)? Base: nnb
Boost: 4.4GHz
nnb
Intel Core i3-12100 4P + 0E (8 threads)? Base: 3.3GHz
Boost: 4.3GHz
12MB

*Specifications non-K models via momomo_us