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Amazon reveals price of Intel Alder Lake processor

With the upcoming launch of Intel Alder Lake processors in about a month, many PC builders are eager to learn more about the pricing of these processors. While we’re unlikely to hear any official confirmation directly from Intel ahead of its Innovation event in late October, it looks like Amazon has indirectly messed up pricing up front.

Lists of a few 12th Generation Intel Core processors have appeared on several Amazon websites, including Amazon NL, Amazon FR, Amazon Italy, and Amazon UK. These lists were then shared by @ DellChannel21 and @momomo_us on Twitter, showing the alleged prices to a wider audience.

Promotional image of an Intel Core processor.
The 12th generation Intel Core processors, named Alder Lake, are expected to be released this fall. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

Processors listed include Intel Core i9-12900K, i9-12900KF, i7-12700K, i7-12700KF, i5-12600K, and i5-12600KF processors. Prices vary across different versions of Amazon, albeit slightly. It looks like the processors were priced with sales tax already included.

Unsurprisingly, the best variant of the new generation of Intel processors is the most expensive, with prices ranging from 846.92 euros ($ 984) on Amazon NL to 935.22 euros ($ 1,086) on Amazon IT. At the other end of the spectrum, the Intel Core i5-12600K appears to be a lot cheaper, selling for between $ 311.41 and $ 326.51 in all stores.

Processor Amazon UK

(In pounds sterling)

Amazon FR

(In euros)

Computer amazon

(In euros)

Amazon FR

(In euros)

Intel Core i9-12900K 791.16 846.92 935.22 919.88
Intel Core i9-12900KF 753.30 886.57 893.89 879.24
Intel Core i7-12700K 550.16 641.38 646.69 636.08
Intel Core i7-12700KF 397.13 556.63 443.27 436.01
Intel Core i5-12600K 311.41 323.83 326.51 321.16
Intel Core i5-12600KF Ad not found Ad not found 410.69 403.96

Besides pricing, some basic specs of the new processors were also disclosed, including clock speeds. However, since Alder Lake processors feature a mix of performance and efficient cores, it is impossible to tell which core the speed applies to. For Core i9-12900K input, 3.2 GHz clock has been listed, while i7-12700K has 3.6 GHz clock, and finally i5-12600K comes with 3 clock, 7 GHz. These specifications are likely to apply to base clock speeds and not turbo variants.

We don’t know the exact release date for the Intel Core Alder Lake processors yet, but rumors point to a launch date of November 4 with pre-orders open a week before. Intel is expected to confirm this, along with pricing, at the Intel Innovation event on October 27-28.

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