Intel announces new 12th Gen Core desktop processors based on Alder Lake architecture

27 October 2021
Features a new hybrid core architecture with performance and efficiency cores, DDR5 memory, and PCIe 5.0.

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  • AM Bunny

Finally! I can run Minecraft smoothly and watch videos uninterrupted lol

Anonymous, 28 Oct 2021are they ever gonna make 5nm chip?Desktop CPU doesn't have built-in power supply, so that won't be important. Wait for laptop-bound CPU to see that ever happen. Maybe AMD might be the first one to do that.

talha5007, 28 Oct 2021guys, just thank AMD for bringing the heat and pushing Inte... moreIkr. In the olden days, AMD were the laughing stock of PC build community. Now though, even LTT likes them a lot.

Major flaw in this article:

"...only the performance cores are capable of multi-threading."

It's Hyperthreading (Intel Trademark) similar to SMT (just different name). Multithreading is totally different from Hyperthreading. This should be corrected by the author.

  • Anonymous

talha5007, 28 Oct 2021guys, just thank AMD for bringing the heat and pushing Inte... moreYou have to thank Apple for these

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 28 Oct 2021Bruh wtf I’m stil on fourth gen depends

4th gen U series? perhaps upgrade to at least 8th gen

4th gen H/K series? still perfect.

i9 with 8 performance cores and 8 efficient cores doesn't makes sense. i9 with maybe 10 or 12 performance cores and 4 efficient cores would have been a lot better choice.

Interesting, how the new UHD 770 compares to the Vega 8 or 11...

I'm really hyped at seeing how well Intel will do with heterogeneous computing which has been introduced by ARM for a decade in the form of big.LITTLE and now DynamIQ. More combined power for less energy or workload dependant.

  • Anonymous

Don't know what Intel is trying to do. With fellow competitors AMD lurking on the Windows end and Apple completely taking over macOS, they're desperate. I remember the 11th gen Core and Evo getting launched less than a year ago...and they're back with 12. First, the M1 was a blow to both Intel and AMD and now the M1 Pro and Max have completely destroyed Intel's future...unless they put their R&D to some real, meaningful work and not just giving a 10 or 20% increase in power or efficiency every year.

guys, just thank AMD for bringing the heat and pushing Intel work their a**es off.
at the end, consumers is happy for the performance they're getting from this competitive pricing.
just imagine top end cpu from Intel was core i7 8core 8threads just not long before.
thanks AMD for this.

Anonymous, 28 Oct 2021Bruh wtf I’m stil on fourth gen that's still enough even if you have an i3, you can still play the latest games now.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 28 Oct 2021Actually intel is cheaper now than amd tho since they can p... moreStill depends on where you are, even in 2 cities in my area AMD is cheaper in one while while intel is cheaper in another.

  • Anonymous

Bruh wtf I’m stil on fourth gen

  • Anonymous

AnonD-1024244, 28 Oct 2021Because it's cheap I said look at the different betwe... moreKinda unfair comparing mobile market dominated by many mayny many manufacturers to a desktop which is only a duopoly by AMD & Intel.

  • Gusta

AnonD-1024244, 28 Oct 2021Because it's cheap I said look at the different betwe... morePerfomance to price ratio is so important my friend.

  • Anonymous

are they ever gonna make 5nm chip?

Wkk, 27 Oct 2021They dont mention the nm of the processors so, another 7+ n... moreDid you read anything besides the title? Literally in the first paragraph it says so

"Intel today announced its new 12th Gen Core processors for desktops. The six new models announced today are the first of Intel's new generation of processors based on the company's Alder Lake architecture that uses a process of 10 nm fabrication.
Intel Announces New 12th Gen Core Desktop Processors Based on Alder Lake Architecture "

8 E (Atom-class) cores on a desktop chip is not very useful. 4 max are needed, where they could be a very interesting choice to reduce idle power usage. I don't see the point of 8 low-power cores when if you really use 8 threads at once, you tend to be running an actual task and would benefit from finishing it faster.

Intel is a perfect example of a company that sat on it's behind and did nothing for too long.