Intel Confirms Alder Lake Processors, Z690 Platform To Launch On November 4
We’re on the home stretch for the launch of the 12th Gen Intel Core “Alder Lake” processor and flagship Z690 chipset, kicking off October 27 (pre-orders, news) and November 4 (NDA review, official launch ).
Intel reportedly announced its new Alder-Lake S processor family on October 27, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. PST, with the announcement of the Core i9-12900K, Core i9-12900KF, Core i7-12700K, Core i7-12700KF, Core i5 – 12600K, and Core i5-12600KF processors as well as the Z690 chipset.
The new 12th generation “Alder Lake” processors and Z690-based motherboards will be available the following week, November 4, 2021 at 6:00 am PST. Reviews of the new Alder Lake processors and Z690-based motherboards will be allowed to go live at the same time.
The Z690 chipset is going to be a big deal, bigger than most people think: DDR5 memory is supported and PCIe 5.0 connectivity is included. The new Intel Z690 chipset and 12th generation “Alder Lake” processors will be the first to market DDR5 support and the very first to market PCIe 5.0 connectivity.
There won’t be a huge amount of DDR5 memory available instantly, and there aren’t any PCIe 5.0 products available, period. It’s very future-proof, but given that Intel has taken the biggest step forward in over a decade with its new Golden Cove architecture handling performance cores and the Gracemont architecture handling performance cores. efficiency, the new 12th generation “Alder Lake” processors are going to be their best yet.