With Intel Alder Lake releasing in just a few months, CPU-Z has been patched to support the upcoming ‘K' series SKUs. The naming of these SKUs has not been officially revealed yet, but it looks like the developers are confident that they will be named i9-12900K, i7-12700K and i5-12600K.
As per the changelog for CPU-Z 1.97, the app can now detect and detail Intel Core i9-12900K, i7-12700K and i5-12600K processors and the Z6xx platform. Moreover, the latest version CPU-Z now supports DDR5 memory SPD and XMP 3.0, which should come in handy when reading information from the Z6xx platform.
You may read the full list of patch notes below:
- Intel Core i9 12900K, Core i7 12700K and Core i5 12600K “Alder Lake” CPUs and Intel Z6xx platform.
- DDR5 memory SPD and XMP 3.0 support.
- AMD Radeon 6600XT GPU.
- Intel Iris Xe GPU (DG1) (1.96.1).
- Improved support of Centaur CHA processor (1.96.1).
- Preliminary support of Intel Alder Lake and Z6xx platform.
- Preliminary support of DDR5 memory.
- AMD Ryzen 5700G, 5600G and 5300G APUs.
- AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, 6800 (& XT), 6700 XT GPUs.
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KitGuru says: Now that CPU-Z supports the Intel Core i9-12900K, i7-12700K and i5-12600K CPUs, expect to see some CPU-Z benchmark results emerging. These should give us a better grasp of how they will perform compared to other processors.