The FPS Review
- May 6, 2019
Provantage has published numerous listings for Intel’s upcoming 12th Gen Core “Alder Lake-S” processors, giving enthusiasts a very good idea of what the CPUs might be priced at when they debut at US retailers.
According to Provantage’s listings, the i9-12900K will carry an MSRP in the neighborhood of $600. This is a flagship processor that’s rumored to feature 8 “performance” (P) and 8 “efficient” (E) cores for a total core/thread count of 16/24, as well as a P-core and E-core single-core boost of 5.3 GHz and 3.9 GHz, respectively.
Comparatively, AMD’s Zen 3 flagship, the Ryzen 9 5950X, carries an MSRP of $799. That processor features 16 cores, 32 threads, and a boost/base frequency of up to 4.9/3.4 GHz.
The implication here is that Intel’s Alder Lake-S processors will be priced very competitively, which is great news in the event...