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Alder Lake: new prices and a DDR5 test appear

Alder Lake: new prices and a DDR5 test appear

Several weeks ago, prices from the Netherlands appeared, now it’s the turn of other countries like the United States to reference the Alder Lake on their stores.

Alder Lake price competitive with AMD?

About a month before the Intel Innovation event

, during which we could have the launch of the new generation of Intel processors, new stores, especially in the United States, have just referenced the Alder Lake.


Alder Lake


Three new retailers, one Polish and two American have just referenced the Alder Lake processors, whose prices in $ for the last two, could give us indications on the MSRP.

CPU name Provatange price Milwaukeepc price Price c2online
Intel Core i9-12900k 604.89$ 816.99$ 761.33€
Intel Core i7-12700K 422.17$ 584.99$ 537.61€
Intel Core i5-12600K 261.77$ 403.99$ 370.63€

Although the two American stores offer prices with up to 212$ difference for the 12900k for example, the prices we know in Europe on the Polish and Dutch stores would indicate us a MSRP in $ closer to the prices practiced by Provatange than milwaukeepc.

Of course, we will have to wait for the official announcement of the processors to know the final prices, but it seems more and more likely that Intel will fight against AMD, both in performance and price.

Other elements should reach us very soon to complete this information. But in the meantime, we also learn things about DDR5.

Double the speed, but with high latency!

Shared by the twittos @harukaze5719, an i5-12600K ES found itself on sale in China (for a price of about €720), with a screenshot of an AIDA64 test as a description.

AIDA64 12600K ES


The i5-12600K ES is paired with DDR5-6400 CL40 and manages to almost double the memory throughput compared to DDR4 3600 CL18. But in return the latency explodes, reaching 92.5 ns against an average of 50ns for DDR4 3600. Despite the bandwidth figures, which are in line with the expectations we have of DDR5, the latency could play tricks especially in gaming . It is indeed there that we can take advantage of a low latency with a significant impact on performance. Of course these tests are done with an ES processor, and the final versions could benefit from many improvements including latency.

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