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Even though someone managed to secure early purchases of a couple of Core i9-12900K CPUs, we still didn’t have detailed information about Intel’s upcoming line of Alder Lake chips. Now, a sale page has popped up on Micro Center, suggesting the chips will be available for $669.99 when they launch on November 4th.
The spec sheet reveals this chip will have a 3.2GHz operating frequency, capable of 5.2GHz in Turbo Mode, with 16 cores and 30MB of L3 cache. As expected, the specs reveal it also supports DDR5 memory, PCIe Gen 5, and the Intel Z690 chipset motherboards that should go on sale at the same time.
During its Architecture Day 2021 event in August, Intel promised Alder Lake chips with 16 cores using eight performance…