Rumor: Intel to release Alder Lake-S CPUs and Z690 chipset on November 19

Intel is rumored to release its first Alder Lake-S processors on November 19. Z690 motherboards would also be available on the same date. Intel would announce the prices and specifications of the chips at the end of October, during its Innovation Event.

Anonymous sources tell Wccftech that Intel will release its first “K” and “non-K” processors on Nov. 19, with more mainstream Alder Lake models expected in the weeks to come. Previously published leaker momomo_us already the possible lineup of Alder Lake processors. That list comes from various web stores. In that line-up were also mainly K models listed, in addition to KF CPUs without integrated GPU and some models without suffix.

According to sources, the first Z690 motherboards will also be released on November 19. The other 600 series chipsets would follow later. These motherboards will include an LGA1700 socket. The Z690 platform also offers official support for DDR5-4800 memory. The lower-ranked 600-series chipsets, such as H670, B650 and H610, will retain DDR4-3200 support according to Wccftech.

Alder Lake processors will initially be available for desktops, although laptop variants will be released later. Intel recently announced this during its Architecture Day. The processors include faster performance cores with hyperthreading and some more energy-efficient cores without hyperthreading. The processors are made on the Intel 7 process, previously known as Intel 10nm Enhanced SuperFin.

CPU* Product code cores Clock speed L3 cache
Base boost
Intel Core i9-12900K BX8071512900K 8P + 8E 3.2GHz 5.3GHz 30MB
Intel Core i9-12900KF BX8071512900KF 8P + 8E 3.2GHz 5.3GHz 30MB
Intel Core i7-12700K BX8071512700K 8P + 4E 3.6GHz 5.0GHz 25MB
Intel Core i7-12700KF BX8071512700KF 8P + 4E 3.6GHz 5.0GHz 25MB
Intel Core i5-12600K BX8071512600K 6P + 4E 3.7GHz 4.9GHz 20MB
Intel Core i5-12600KF BX8071512600KF 6P + 4E 3.7GHz 4.9GHz 20MB

*Based on unconfirmed information from online stores