These are the first Intel Alder Lake CPUs without Efficient Cores

Alder Lake is Intel’s latest range of gaming CPUs which was released earlier in November of this year. Both the Intel Core i9 12900K and i5 12600K have reviewed excellently since launch, and most of those pesky DRM issues have been fixed too. A lot of this is thanks to the new hybrid architecture of these CPUs, which use higher-performance cores and power-efficient cores in tandem. 

According to Videocardz, we shouldn’t necessarily expect the same for the Alder Lake non-K 65W series of CPUs yet to launch. Reportedly The Intel i3 12100F and i5 12400F from the 12th gen sub-series will be the first two to carry the Alder Lake name without those Efficient cores. Instead, these cores only have 4 and 6 Performance cores respectively giving them eight and 12 threads each. We’ll wait to test these chips before passing judgement but this inline with higher end CPUs from about 4 years ago.

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