A US-based retailer which goes by the name of Provantage has recently listed pricing for Intel’s 12th Generation Alder Lake K-series processors. As we know, Intel’s upcoming Alder Lake will be the first hybrid x86 desktop chips on a mainstream platform, and if the recent news and rumors are to be believed then the Alder Lake will be directly competing with AMD’s Ryzen 5000 chips for a spot on our list of Best CPUs for Gaming.
Even if Provantage has a strong reputation it’s still in favor to approach this matter with caution as Intel will not be releasing its new SoC’s until Fall 2021, so Provantage’s pricing could just be a placeholder.
According to reports, the listing by Provantage is as for the Core i9-12900K, Core i7-12700K, Core i5-12600K, and their corresponding KF-series counterparts. Following the news, we found that the retailer has listed the KF models with a $26 to $27 discount, so that’s seemingly what Intel’s Gen12 Xe graphics is worth. That’s not a huge surprise, considering that Alder Lake has been rumored to retain the Xe-LP graphics engine that’s inside Intel’s Tiger Lake chips, but with up to 32 EUs.
|Processor||Boxed Pricing||Tray Pricing||Base / Boost Clocks (GHz)||L3 Cache (MB)||TDP (W)||Boxed PN||Tray PN|
|Core i9-12900K||$604.89||$605.92||3.2 / 5.2||30||125||BX8071512900K||CM8071504549230|
|Core i9-12900KF||$578.13||$578.49||3.2 / 5.2||30||125||BX8071512900KF||CM8071504549231|
|Core i7-12700K||$422.17||$420.26||3.6 / 5.0||25||125||BX8071512700K||CM8071504553828|
|Core i7-12700KF||$395.61||$392.36||3.6 / 5.0||25||125||BX8071512700KF||CM8071504553829|
|Core i5-12600K||$288.77||$283.59||3.7 / 4.9||20||125||BX8071512600K||CM8071504555227|
|Core i5-12600KF||$261.77||$263.15||3.7 / 4.9||20||125||BX8071512600KF||CM8071504555228|
The Core i9-12900K and Core i9-12900KF have been listed by Provantage at $604.89 and $578.13, respectively. The pricing is at the very best modest when compared to another retailer that posted the same processors for $705 and $674, respectively.
On the other hand, the Core i7-12700K and Core i7-12700KF will cost around $422.17 and $395.61, respectively. Coming to the Core i5-12600K and Core i5-12600KF which are poised to be the favorite SKUs for gamers will carry a $288.77 price tag for K-variant while the latter is priced at $261.77.
It will be interesting to see the interesting battle between Intel and AMD after the release of Intel’s Alder Lake CPUs.