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Final versions of Intel's upcoming non-K CPUs (with locked multiplier) have emerged online along with their first images and specifications. For official information we will have to wait for CES 2022, scheduled for early January.


Intel's Non-K processor range is designed for standard and cheaper gaming configurations. They don't necessarily offer the highest overclocking capabilities or higher clocks (with higher TDP) like unlocked SKUs, but they do offer lower TDPs at 65W and fit perfectly with OEM PCs and pre-assembled builds.

Intel Core i9 Lineup

The new Intel Core i9-12900 is a 16-core, 24-thread CPU (8P +8E) with a base CPU clock of 2.4 GHz and a CPU boost clock of up to 5.1 GHz. It will have 30 MB of L3 cache available.

Intel Core i7 Lineup

The Intel Core i7-12700 has its Efficiency cores halved, up to 12 cores and 20 threads (8P+4E) with CPU clocks up to 2.1 GHz base and boost of 4.9 GHz (this only applies to Performance cores).

Intel Core i5 Lineup

Intel will disable Core Efficiency on the entire Core i5 processor family, with the Core i5-12600, Core i5-12500, and Core i5-12400 processors. The Core i5-12600 has a base CPU clock of 3.3 GHz and a CPU boost clock of 4.8 GHz, while the Core i5-12500 and Core i5-12400 have base CPU clocks and boosts of 3.0 GHz and 4.6 GHz and 2.5 GHz and 4.4 GHz.

Intel Core i3 Lineup

The Core i3 series has only been partially confirmed. The Core i3-12300 is supposed to be a quad-core CPU without any hybrid functionality. The same goes for the Core i3-12100, Alder lake-S's slowest processor family under the "Core" brand. What is confirmed right now is that the 12300 could go up to 4.4 GHz while the 12100 up to 4.3 GHz.

Intel is now expected to launch its non-K series along with motherboards with the B660, H670 and H610 chipsets in mid-January. We should learn more at CES 2022, where Intel will make a number of announcements, including the next-generation Alder Lake-P mobile series and its Alchemist ARC GPU series.