The official tables for Intel’s 65-watt and 35-watt 12th Gen Core processors have emerged, offering enthusiasts on a tighter budget a better sense of how much their next build would cost.
According to the tables leaked by VideoCardz, Intel’s 65-watt Alder Lake-S chips start at $489 for the Core i9-12900 and finish at $167 for the Core i5-12400F, a 6C/12T processor that’s gotten a lot of attention due to its low price ($167). There are a total of 22 new SKUs, including Pentium Gold and Celeron versions with 35 watts of power.
“The most expensive SKUs from the 65W series is the Core i9-12900(F), which will cost 489 USD/464 USD,” VideoCardz reported. “This will also be the most ‘powerful’ variant with Maximum Turbo Power going up to 202W. On the other side of the 12th Gen Core spectrum, there is Celeron G6900 with 2 cores and a default TDP of 46W. This CPU won’t support Maximum Turbo Power.”
Two slides that relate to the performance of the Core i9-12600 and Core i9-12900 have also leaked. One estimate claims that the Core i9-12900 can outperform the AMD Ryzen 7 5700G by up to 43% in content creation, while the other claims that the Core i9-12900 can outperform the Ryzen 7 5700G by up to 44% in productivity.