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The launch date of Intel’s 12th Gen “Alder Lake” desktop processors has been confirmed. According to Wccftech’s sources, the CPUs will initially be unveiled next week on October 27 before officially launching on November 4. The Core i9-12900K, Core i7-12700K, Core i5-12600K, and its KF variants are the first SKUs that will be available alongside the premium Z690 chipset.

From Wccftech:

Our sources have confirmed that the Intel 12th Gen Core processor lineup along with the Z690 motherboards will be readily available on 4th November at 6:00 AM PT. Intel will also hold a pre-launch announcement next week where they would disclose the prices, specifications, and general performance numbers of their next-gen family during 27th & 28th October during the ‘Innovation’ event.

Embargo Dates:

  • October 27, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. PT (Pre-order/News/Ad Embargo)
  • November 4, 2021 at 6:00 a.m. PT (Reviews/Sales Embargo)

Platform and SKUs:

  • Core i9-12900K and 12900KF
  • Core i7-12700K and 12700KF
  • Core i5-12600K and 12600KF
  • Z690 chipset

Intel’s new Z690 platform is notable for being the first mainstream platform to include support for DDR5 memory. Users will also be able to take advantage of PCIe 5.0 and enhanced overclocking abilities.

Source: Wccftech

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  1. That may end up being true.. but how did WCCcrap confirm this?

    We have finally confirmed the final launch dates of Intel’s 12th Gen Alder Lake Desktop CPUs and the Z690 platform from our sources.

    “…our sources.”

    Yeah… another high quality clickbait. Damn… There isn’t even anything new to this rumor, other than “launch date”, which was already pretty well estimated.

    Why do we do this to ourselves?

  2. I seen that there are pre orders beginning October 27th.


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