Intel simply launched its Twelfth-gen Alder Lake platform, however there are nonetheless a number of CPUs lacking from the lineup. We solely have six chips obtainable proper now, however we count on Intel to launch a gradual stream of extra chips over the following yr. And a brand new rumor suggests they might go toe-to-toe with AMD when it comes to effectivity.
The rumor comes from @momomo_us, who has made fairly a reputation for themselves with varied Intel and AMD leaks. On Twitter, the leaker shared spec tables for upcoming Core i9, Core i7, and Core i5 fashions, and so they appear to hit AMD the place it hurts most. Before moving into the specifics, remember that that is only a rumor, so it’s best to view it with skepticism.
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With these new chips, the large distinction is energy draw. All of the at the moment obtainable Alder Lake CPUs include a base energy draw of 125 watts, however they will enhance a lot increased (241W within the case of the Core i9-12900K). AMD’s Ryzen 9 5950X, by comparability, solely attracts 105W — although it will possibly climb increased at occasions, too.
AMD’s Zen 3 chips maintain the effectivity crown. The Ryzen 5 5600X solely attracts 65W, whereas Intel’s competing Core i5-12600K can draw as much as 150W. These new chips, in keeping with the rumor, prime out at 65W throughout the board.
That is sensible given Intel’s previous releases. Both the Core i9-10900K and Core i9-11900K shipped with a listed energy draw of 125W, and Intel adopted them up with non-Ok, 65W counterparts. The oddball is the Core i5-12600, which the slide lists at 125W. That hasn’t been true in earlier generations, with the non-Ok mannequin nonetheless adhering to the 65W energy restrict.
Everything else checks out with earlier Intel generations, although. The Core i9-12900 and Core i7-12700 drop 100Mhz on their enhance clock velocity, which is in step with Eleventh-gen and Tenth-gen releases. And for core counts, we already know what the Ok-series chips include, and Intel possible isn’t altering that for the non-Ok fashions.
The solely chips we don’t know the official core counts for are the Core i5-12600 and Core i5-12400F. The listed spec sheet says these chips include six cores and 12 threads, which suggests they solely have performant (P) cores. All of the opposite chips include a mixture of P-cores and environment friendly (E) cores.
This confirms an earlier rumor that some Twelfth-gen Alder Lake chips gained’t function the identical hybrid structure as the remainder of the vary. Intel confirmed this, too, when an early draft of a sport optimization information for Alder Lake went stay on Intel’s website. However, we don’t know which chips will ditch the E-cores, so the core counts on the Core i5-12600 and Core i5-12400F are nonetheless up within the air.
The query isn’t if we’ll see these chips — Intel is all however assured to launch a Core i9-12900, and so forth, in some unspecified time in the future — however when. Intel has made it clear that Alder Lake is a platform that spans desktop and cell. Right now, we’ve got six desktop chips, and rumors about cell releases are already heating up.
A leaked Geekbench consequence confirmed a cell Core i7-12700H inside an upcoming HP Omen laptop computer. And Samsung is rumored to refresh its Galaxy Book with a Core i7-1270P. Right now at the very least, indicators level to cell chips arriving earlier than new desktop ones.
We don’t know for positive, although. We’re dealing in leaks and rumors, and Intel has been mum on future Alder Lake releases. Intel is a featured exhibitor at CES 2022 in January, and we hope to listen to extra about future Alder Lake chips and Intel’s upcoming Arc Alchemist graphics playing cards at the moment.