Updates

11/19 - Restock on Intel Core-i9-12900K

We have received a large shipments of Intel Core i9-12900K CPU's. Click here to see

11/19 - Compatible CPU Cooler available

We have some Noctua NH-D15 Chromax and NH-U12S Chromax coolers that has been updated to include the LGA 1700 bracket (but only for newer shipments, double check that the box mentions the 1700 bracket)

Check out 12th Gen CPU and all compatible components

12th Gen Intel Core Processors

Intel Core i9-12900K
12th Gen Desktop Processor

Intel Core i9-12900KF
12th Gen Desktop Processor

Intel Core i7-12700K
12th Gen Desktop Processor

Intel Core i7-12700KF
12th Gen Desktop Processor

Intel Core i5-12600K
12th Gen Desktop Processor

Intel Core i5-12600KF
12th Gen Desktop Processor


Z690 Motherboard

There are variants of the motherboard. One for DDR4 and one for DDR5.

Company Model Number Suffix
Asus DDR4 model motherboards will have the model number "D4" at the end of the name.
Gigabtye DDR4 Model will have the model number "DDR4" at the end of the name.
AsRock Does not have a clear suffix to differentiate between DDR4 and DDR5 models.

DDR4 Z690 Motherboards

Gigabyte Z690 Gaming X DDR4

Asus ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming WiFi D4

MSI MAG z690 Tomahawk WiFi DDR4

DDR5 Z690 Motherboards

Asus ROG Strix Maximus Z690 Extreme

MSI MPG Z690 Force WiFi

Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Pro

DDR5 Memory

Because of the supply shortage and logistic problems, we currently do not have an ETA as to when we will receive any DDR5 memory. Please follow us on our social media where we will make an announcement as soon as we have it in stock.

CPU Cooler

Each manufacturer will be providing their own LGA1700 bracket update. We will update the table below as soon as we got information on how customers can get the new bracket for their existing CPU cooler.

Company Status
Asus All Asus motherboards will be backward compatible with their own LGA1200 CPU AIO liquid cooler. There are screw cut-out on Asus's Z690 motherboards for the previous generation of mounting method.
Noctua - Offer free-of-charge mounting upgrade kits. Must have proof of purchase of a Nocuta cooler, and LGA1700 motherboard or CPU.
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- NH-D15 Chromax and NH-U12S Chromax coolers include the LGA 1700 bracket (but only for newer shipments, double check that the box mentions the 1700 bracket)
Be Quiet Provide the mounting kit for free with proof of purchase of a Be Quiet cooler, and LGA1700 motherboard or CPU.
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Corsair The CORSAIR LGA 1700 kit is available on the CORSAIR webstore for $2.99/€2.99/£1.99 with free shipping. The complete mounting kit is available for $14.99 on the CORSAIR webstore.
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NZXT - Customer who purchased a Kraken AIO cooler can receive a free LGA 1700 bracket from NZXT.
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- We will be receiving a limited amount of brackets for NZXT CPU coolers. Available some time between 11/22 - 12/3.
Lian-Li *currently Aliexpress listing is showing not available
Can purchase the bracket for $0.01 + shipping fees.
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Fractal Design Customer who purchased the Lumen, Celsius and Celsius+ can apply for a LGA 1700 bracket for free from Fractal Design.
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DeepCool Offer free-of-charge mounting upgrade kits. Must have proof of purchase of a DeepCool cooler, and LGA1700 motherboard or CPU.
Click Here to learn more

Revolutionary Performance and Multi-tasking

Game and multi-task without compromise powered by Intel's new performance hybrid architecture on an unlocked processor.

Divide and Conquer

Intel's new performance hybrid architecture integrates two core families into a single CPU, keeping everything in your gaming universe running smoothly.

Performance Beyond the Cores

The new processor architecture is also compatible with the latest platform innovations, giving you performance improvements throughout your PC.

Ready for What's Next

Support for PCIe Gen 5 and DDR5 for high-performance components like memory and graphics.

Best-in-Class Connectivity

Thunderbolt™ 4 and Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) deliver fast transfer speeds and connections to peripherals.2

Streamlined Overclocking

Separate overclocking controls for both types of cores give you nuanced personalization.3

12TH GEN INTEL® CORE™ DESKTOP PROCESSORS COMPARISONS

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  Intel® Core™
i9-12900K &
i9-12900KF*
Intel® Core™
i7-12700K &
i7-12700KF4*
Intel® Core™
i5-12600K &
i5-12600KF4*
Max Turbo Frequency [GHz] Up to 5.2 Up to 5.0 Up to 4.9
Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Frequency [GHz] Up to 5.2 Up to 5.0 n/a
Single P-core Turbo Frequency [GHz] Up to 5.1 Up to 4.9 Up to 4.9
Single E-core Turbo Frequency [GHz] Up to 3.9 Up to 3.8 Up to 3.6
P-core Base Frequency [GHz] 3.2 3.6 3.7
E-core Base Frequency [GHz] 2.4 2.7 2.8
Processor Cores (P-cores + E-cores) 16 (8P + 8E) 12 (8P + 4E) 10 (6P + 4E)
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology5 Yes Yes Yes
Total Processor Threads 24 20 16
Intel® Thread Director1 Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Smart Cache (L3) Size [MB] 30 25 20
Total L2 Cache Size [MB] 14 12 9.5
Max Memory Speed [MT/s] Up to DDR5 4800
Up to DDR4 3200
Up to DDR5 4800
Up to DDR4 3200
Up to DDR5 4800
Up to DDR4 3200
Number of Memory Channels 2 2 2
CPU PCIe 5.0 Lanes 16 16 16
CPU PCIe 4.0 Lanes 4 4 4
Enhanced Intel® UHD Graphics driven by Xe Architecture Intel® UHD Graphics 770 Intel® UHD Graphics 770 Intel® UHD Graphics 770
Graphics Dynamic Frequency [MHz] Up to 1550 Up to 1500 Up to 1450
Processor P-core/E-core/Graphics/ Memory Overclocking3 Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Deep Learning Boost (Intel® DL Boost) Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (Intel® AVX2) Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Gaussian and Neural Accelerator (GNA) 3.0 Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT-x / VT-d) Yes Yes Yes
Mode-based Execution Control (MBEC) Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Threat Detection Technology (Intel® TDT) Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Control-Flow Enforcement Technology (Intel® CET) Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI) Yes Yes Yes
Intel® BIOS Guard Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Boot Guard Yes Yes Yes
Intel® OS Guard Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller Virtualization (Intel® APIC-v) Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Secure Key Yes Yes Yes
Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT) Yes Yes Yes
*Processor names with an 'F' suffix do not have processor graphics and require a discrete graphics solution. Without processor graphics, the processor display output ports will not function.

FAQ

What is new with 12th Gen Intel processors

- More cores and higher performance
- DDR5 memory compatibility (on some motherboards)
- PCI-e 5.0
- New socket (LGA 1700)
- New motherboard chipset (Z690)

Will the CPU be compatible with DDR4 memory?

Yes, it will be compatible with both DDR4 and DDR5. There will be some motherboard models that use DDR4 and others that use DDR5. You must verify the board you get is compatible with the correct type of RAM.

When will DDR5 be available?

Currently, we do not have an ETA on when we will get DDR5 memory, but we will announce it as soon as we receive them.

What is the difference between DDR4 and DDR5?

Higher sizes (GB) and higher clock speeds, among other things.

How to tell if the motherboard is DDR4 or DDDR5?

Every manufacturer will indicate this in a different way: Asus: “D4” with in the model # for DDR4 models.
Gigabyte, MSI: “DDR4” in the model # for DDR4 models
Asrock – TBD
(If the model # does not have the above, they are DDR5 models)

1Intel® Thread Director is designed into 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and helps supporting operating systems to channel workloads to the right core more intelligently. No user action required. See intel.com for details.

2Visit www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex (connectivity) for more details.

3Unlocked features are present with select chipsets and processor combinations. Altering clock frequency or voltage may void any product warranties and reduce stability, security, performance, and life of the processor and other components.

No product or component can be absolutely secure.
Your costs and results may vary.

Intel technologies may require enabled hardware, software or services, some of which may not be available on all systems. Please check with the manufacturer for full system specifications.

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