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Intel Non-K Alder Lake Processors May Arrive in January 2022

Intel officially launched its 12th Gen Alder Lake chipsets last month and it seems that the company is gearing up for another release of at least seven more SKUs, the "non-K" variants in January 2022.

A reliable tipster tweeted a cryptic message on Twitter that Intel could be preparing at least seven more SKUs under Alder Lake. The lineup may include the Core i9-12900 (F), Core i7-12700 (F), Core i5-12600, Core i5-12500, Core i5-12400 (F), Core i3-12300, and Core i3-12100. The "F" variants lack integrated graphics.

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The silicon of the Core i5-12600K has 6 Golden Cover cores (P-Cores) and 4 Gracemont cores (E-Cores) while the non-K variant only has 6 P-Cores and zero E-Cores. With that said, the CPUs are based on the H0 silicon.

Also, there will be two 12th Gen Core i3 processors, though it's not clear if Intel will also release their corresponding "F" variants. There's also another rumour suggesting the Core i3 chips could get 12 MB of L3 Cache as well as up to 4 P-Cores and zero E-Cores. It's also likely that these chips will ship out without support for I/O like PCIe Gen 5 PEG, althought it could support DDR5.


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