Intel’s Alder Lake processor lineup is Last week detailed On Intel Architecture Day, provide us with more detailed information about the first x86 hybrid architecture, which packs large and small cores on a single chip. The company mentioned that these CPUs will be equipped with Xe GPUs.However, according to well-known industry leakers Komachi Tosaka, We already know that Alder Lake will bring back the “F” version without integrated graphics.
Alder Lake packs multiple types of processing elements into one package. There are smaller, low-power, high-efficiency cores, called E cores, and higher-performance P cores. In addition to the usual I/O elements, Intel has also embedded Xe graphics in the chip.
In the past few generations, Intel introduced the concept of the “F” series of processors, in which the F model disabled integrated graphics.
according to Komachi (@KOMACHI_ENSAKA) On Twitter, the well-known hardware leaker in the hardware industry, Intel has prepared a series of F models based on Alder Lake’s design. There are many F models listed there, starting with Core i5-12600KF, Core i7-12700KF and Core i9-12900KF. All these F processors will be equipped with the standard core configuration of the K model (Core i5-12600K, Core i7-12700K and Core i9-12900K), but the internal graphics are disabled and still exist on the chip.
We already know that the F model has iGPU disabled, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Since the integrated GPU generates heat, some users with overclocking intentions can benefit from the disabled iGPU because it has no heat output. Compared with conventional models, Intel can also introduce some price reduction measures, so that the PC budget can be transferred to other places.