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12th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors

Built for the next generation of gaming

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The latest Intel 12th Gen CPUs

Discover how Intel 12th gen Core processors with their revolutionary hybrid architecture of P-cores and E-cores delivers outstanding performance in games, content creation, applications and multitasking.

This hybrid architecture of performance and efficient cores enables seamless performance and responsiveness from even the most intensive workloads, such as gaming and 3D design.

Upgrade your system and enjoy an ideal gaming experience or browse our wide range of prebuilt desktop pcs and laptops using the latest intel chips, including the world's fastest CPU. The 12900KS processors are specifically selected and overclocked 12900K CPUs. While it does have the same 16 cores, made up of 8 performance and 8 efficiency cores, the KS will have enhanced clock speeds with an additional 300MHz more turbo boost. This means higher FPS for the ultimate gaming experience!

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Intel 12th Gen Performance Benchmarks

Cinebench R20

Cinebench renders on all available threads, so generally favours CPUs with lots of cores and threads. This shows the benefits of Intel’s hybrid architecture, as when the P-cores and E-cores are working together in tandem they deliver unbeatable performance.

Rendering

Power Your Creativity

Thanks to the excellent multitasking capabilities of the Intel core 12th gen, creating content has never been smoother. Intel’s groundbreaking new hybrid architecture delivers phenomenal single and multi threaded performance which is perfect for video editing. With 8 cores, this makes rendering and editing 4K videos a dream to work with.

Intel Core 12th Gen CPU for content creation is great at:

• Encoding large video files
• Smooth video preview playback
• Visual Effects
• Graphic Design
• Live Streaming
• Audio Production

Conter-Strike: Global Offansive

We also benchmarked the veteran, but still extremely popular online shooter Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, seeing a 9% difference compared to previous gen Intel CPUs.

Gaming

Next Generation Gaming

The Intel core 12th gen processors bring next gaming at your fingertips. With DDR5 RAM support, and the revolutionary core technology, these next generation intel CPUs deliver maximised gaming performance.

The Intel Core 12th Gen is great for games on ultra like:

• Call of Duty: Warzone
• Cities Skylines
• Cyberpunk 2077
• Halo Infinite
• Far Cry 6
• Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020
• Half Life Alyx
• Civilization VI

Power Usage (Watts)

While pretty much all the processors consume a similar amount of power when idle, the peak power when gaming tells a very different story. The new 12th gen CPUs are much more power efficient than 11th gen Intel Core CPUs.

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12th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop CPU line up

Intel Core i5

Intel® Core™ i3 Processors

Up to 4.4GHz Max Clock Speed
4 Cores (4 Performance Cores)
(0 Efficient Cores)
8 Threads (4 on Performance Cores)
(0 on Efficient Cores)

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Intel Core i5

Intel® Core™ i5 Processors

Up to 4.9GHz Max Clock Speed
10 Cores (6 Performance Cores)
(4 Efficient Cores)
16 Threads (12 on Performance Cores)
(4 on Efficient Cores)

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Intel Core i7

Intel® Core™ i7 Processors

Up to 5.0GHz Max Clock Speed
12 Cores (8 Performance Cores)
(4 Efficient Cores)
20 Threads (16 on Performance Cores)
(4 on Efficient Cores)

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Intel Core i9

Intel® Core™ i9 Processors

Up to 5.5GHz Max Clock Speed
16 Cores (8 Performance Cores)
(8 Efficient Cores)
24 Threads (16 on Performance Cores)
(8 on Efficient Cores)

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12th Gen Intel® Core™ gaming PC line up

Intel CPU buyer's guide

Need help choosing the right CPU? Read our Intel CPU buyers guide.

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Intel Memory buyer's guide

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Intel Motherboards buyer's guide

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Intel 12th Gen CPUs Benchmarked

Scan put the latest Intel 12th Gen CPUs through our benchmark suite to see how they perform against both last generation Intel 11th Gen and AMDs Ryzen 5000 series. Watch the video to see the results!

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At the core of all you do

Fast track your projects, and be the star in video chats with 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors.

Revolutionary performance and multitasking

Game and multitask 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.

Intel® Thread Director

Prioritizes and manages workloads, sending tasks to the best core for the job.¹

Performance-cores

P-cores are built for performance across single and lightly-threaded workloads, enhancing activities like gaming and productivity.

Efficient-cores

E-cores are optimized for multi-threaded performance, minimizing interruptions from secondary tasks.

Performance beyond the cores

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

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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 gives you nuanced personalization.³

3XS Pro Gaming

FOR THE WAY YOU GAME

3XS Gaming PCs powered by 12th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors

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

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

3. Unlocked 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.

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