We got our first real look at Alder Lake back in August at Intel’s Architecture Day, but now all the products and specific SKUs have been announced and are official. We were invited to an event in London and walked away with a Core i9-12900K, i7-12700K and a i5-12600K, with benchmarking already underway ahead of the review next week. It’s time to dive a bit deeper into the CPUs and Z690 chipset though, so buckle in and be sure to watch the video below.
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00:15 The Intel kit / Leos Thoughts
03:33 Core i5-12600K, Core i7-12700K, Core i9-12900K
04:09 Some technical discussion
08:15 Intel getting a little bit cheeky
09:01 Intel 600 Series Chipset
09:43 World’s Best Gaming Processor (?)
10:05 Charts that need some discussion!
11:50 Power Definition updates
12:25 Gaming Performance – how Intel test it
13:00 Thermal Improvements / Package Optimisation
13:32 ‘New’ Overclocking opportunities
14:18 Overclocking Fully Unlocked and pricing
16:02 Overclocking Architecture
16:26 Intel’s Tuning Knobs
16:41 Extreme Tuning Utility 7.5 / Speed Optimiser
17:36 Intel XMP 3.0
18:51 Overclocking overview roundup
19:35 Unlocked 12th Gen Processor table listing
19:58 Leo has a lot to do now!
KitGuru says: There’s a lot to dive into here so be sure to watch Leo’s technical video. Stay tuned for more Intel Alder Lake and Z690 coverage coming soon!