Provantage (via Harukaze5719), a retailer in the U.S., has listed pricing for Intel’s 12th Generation Alder Lake K-series processors. Alder Lake will be the first hybrid x86 desktop chips on a mainstream platform, and given the competitive price listings, they certainly look like they’ll compete with AMD’s Ryzen 5000 chips for a spot on our list of Best CPUs for Gaming.
Although Provantage is a reputable store, we recommend you approach the pricing with caution. Alder Lake won’t debut until Fall 2021, so Provantage’s pricing could just be a placeholder. However, the prices do fall in line with the listings from another retailer, so they could be a very good indication of how Intel could price the heterogeneous processors.
Provantage listed the Core i9-12900K, Core i7-12700K, Core i5-12600K, and their corresponding KF-series counterparts. The KF models come with a $26 to $27 discount, so that’s seemingly what Intel’s Gen12 Xe graphics is worth. That’s not a huge surprise, considering that Alder Lake has been rumored to retain the Xe-LP graphics engine that’s inside Intel’s Tiger Lake chips, but with up to 32 EUs.