Intel released its new line of Core 12000 processors (Alder Lake-S) last month, with only the unlocked versions “K” and “KF” available. That means a first release with gamers and enthusiasts as a big goal. That’s exactly why we still only have Z690 motherboards to get all the juice out of the new Intel processors.
That being said, Intel is of course more out there, as is the case with the excellent i5-12400F which has made so much talk in the world of “leaks”. However, if you’re in a hurry, you’ll have to wait a while … The rest of the Intel Core 12000 lineup won’t hit the market until January 2022.
The rest of the Intel Core 12000 range won’t arrive until January
Therefore, the processors in the table above will hit the market sometime in mid-January, accompanied by the new B660 and H670 motherboards. Which of course opens the door to some more wallet-friendly builds while we can still rely on the big.LITTLE design (in the higher areas) and, of course, the architectural improvements that Intel made on The Table.
However, don’t expect DDR5 RAM support or the new PCIe 5.0 standard on cheaper motherboards. If you want to access all the news, the way remains Intel Core ‘K’ or ‘KF’ + Z690 motherboards.