Technical specifications and images of Intel processors confirmed
Intel’s Non-K series of processors is designed and manufactured to meet the needs of low-cost gaming PCs and standard home PCs. These chips are not supposed to have as much overclocking capacity as unlocked SKUs, or even offer more clock (and higher TDP); Rather, they have less thermal design power (TDP) and are perfectly suited to companies producing original equipment and their prefabricated products. Intel is expected to introduce at least six types of non-K processors from the 12th generation Alder Lake-S series desktop processors. The first images of Non-K chips were published on the Chinese website Zhihu by the DDAA117 account.
As expected, the Core i9 and Core i7 families maintain the same kernel configuration in K-Series processors, with the most important differences being clock speed and thermal design power. The Core i9-12900 (F) CPU has 16 cores and 24 strings with 30 MB of L3 cache. The clock speed has decreased by 2.4 GHz in the P-Core base and by 1.8 GHz in the E-Core. The maximum clock speed decreases by 100 MHz to 1.5 GHz to match the thermal design power of less than 65 watts versus the thermal design power of 125 watts in the unlocked SKUs.
According to the revealed technical specifications, the Intel Core i7-12700 (F) processor will have 12 cores and 20 strings along with 25 MB of L3 cache. The clock speed has been reduced to 1.2 GHz for the P cores and to 1.6 GHz for the E cores, and the final clock speed will reach 9.4 GHz at a thermal design power of 65 watts.
Intel’s twelfth-generation Core i5 processors underwent major changes. The Core i5-12600 and Core i5-12400 chips were designed with 6 cores and 12 strands and include only Golden Cove cores or P cores; Also, both chips have 18MB of L3 cache, and their base clock speeds will be 3.3 and 0.3 GHz, respectively, with maximum clock speeds of 6.4 and 8.4 GHz. In addition, both TDP processors have the same 65 watts and their competition against the AMD Ryzen 5 5600X chip looks attractive. Another model in this category is the Core i5-12500, whose core configuration is similar to the other two models; But it provides a base speed of 2.5 GHz and a maximum speed of 4.4 GHz.
Finally, there are the Core i3 chips, which include the Core i3-12300 and Core i3-12100, both of which have 4 Glden Cove cores and 8 strings, which come with 12 MB of L3 cache; Also, the clock speed is maintained between 3.4 and 4.4 GHz. All 12th generation Intel chips in models lower than the i5-12600 are equipped with UHD730 graphics, while on more powerful chips we see integrated UHD 770 graphics. Of course, the F-type models of these processors do not have any integrated graphics.
Intel is expected to launch its non-K series processors with the B660 and h610 motherboards in mid-January 2022 (late January 1400). On the other hand, Intel is likely to release more information at CES 2022, and the company’s new products, including the next generation of chip laptops and the Arc Alchemist GPU series, will be officially unveiled at the event.
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