While we wait for Intel to launch its 12th generation products Alder Lake Processors, Chinese merchants (approved Yuuki_AnS) Already selling engineering samples TaobaoAs we are approaching the rumored November 4th (previously November 19th) release date, sellers may take this opportunity to uninstall illegal samples.
Taobao sellers advertised Core i9-12900K samples as ES2 chips, which means that the specifications of these samples are not too close to the final retail samples. They may contain errors. We already know that the flagship Alder Lake part has a total of 16 cores, including eight Golden Cove cores and eight Gracemont cores. The list discloses clock speeds between 4 GHz and 5 GHz, which meets the leaked specifications.
There are rumors that Core i9-12900K will be equipped with 3.2 GHz base clock and 5.3 GHz boost clock and 30MB L3 cache.The chip will obviously be inserted into the new LGA1700 Socket and quote DDR5 with PCIe 5.0 support.
In terms of performance, the Core i9-12900K will bring some surprises, but it remains to be seen whether it can be hung on the desktop. Best CPU in the market.if Early benchmark Trustworthy, Core i9-12900K will be hard to beat Core i9-11900K (Rocket Lake) processor in certain workloads.In fact, the Core i9-12900K does not look convincing next to AMD Ryzen 9 5900X, In many workloads, its performance is significantly better than heterogeneous flagships.
This is not the first time we have seen the Core i9-12900K on sale in China.The previous merchants are flipping Core i9-12900K qualification samples Up to $1,250. On the other hand, the ES2 processor of this Taobao merchant only costs $700. Again, compared to engineering samples, qualified samples are closer to retail samples.For reference, a specific U.S. retailer launches Core i9-12900K 604.89 dollars, so even if it is 700 dollars, the ES2 processor is not worthwhile.
It doesn’t make sense to pick up any Alder Lake chips now, because there is no motherboard that can accommodate these hybrid processors. Surprisingly, even the Chinese black market has not sold any Intel 600 series motherboards.