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Intel’s 12th gen Alder Lake CPUs Specs and Price in Nepal

Intel was one of the most active companies at CES 2021, announcing no fewer than four new families of processors. Among them was 12th-gen desktop chips, codenamed ‘Alder Lake’.

More than nine months later, the first six Alder Lake CPUs finally launched at Intel’s Innovation event. They’re now available to buy, although you’ll be waiting a bit longer for a successor to Tiger Lake in laptops. Here’s everything you need to know about the next generation of Intel silicon.

Intel Unveils 12th Gen Intel Core, Launches World’s Best Gaming Processor, i9-12900K

When was Intel Alder Lake released? What’s still to come?

Intel began teasing details of its 12th-gen chips at CES in January 2021 and revealed lots more at its Architecture Day in July. But it wasn’t until the company’s Innovation Event on 27 October that any CPUs actually launched.

This first batch of desktop processors (known as Alder Lake-S) is now available to buy, having been released on 4 November.

However, it’s not clear how long we’ll be waiting for the chips that are integrated into laptops and other mobile devices. We’re also expecting Alder Lake-P for laptops and Alder Lake-M for other mobile devices, and Intel mentioned both during the launch event.

There’s no timeframe on their release yet, though – there’s a chance it’ll be CES 2022 in January, but that’s only speculation at this stage. Either way, a successor to Tiger Lake is overdue.

A total of 60 new CPUs are expected over the next few months, so a gradual rollout is to be expected.

Intel 12th Gen “Alder Lake” Key Improvements

The combination of Intel’s new performance hybrid architecture and new Intel 7 process technology delivers improved single-threaded and multi-threaded performance to enable:

The World’s Best Gaming Processor

Available with up to 16 cores and 24 threads, the new 12th Gen Intel Core processor family includes the world’s best gaming processor, the Core i9-12900K, unleashing gaming experiences across top titles. The Core i9-12900K provides amazing gen-over-gen performance increases, including up to 25% more FPS on Troy: A Total War Saga, up to 28% more FPS on Hitman 3, and up to 23% more FPS on Far Cry 63. Enhanced by Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6E for up to 75% less latency while gaming when multitasking4, high-frequency P-cores paired with E-cores for offloading parallel tasks enable up to 84% more frames per second for simultaneous gaming, streaming, and recording.

A Leap in Content Creation Performance

Advancements in multi-threaded performance, the responsive performance of the P-cores and the ability to move data at incredible speeds with DDR5 enable leadership across all types of content creation experiences, including:

  • Up to 36% faster photo editing performance6
    • Up to 32% faster video editing performance7
    • Up to 37% faster 3D modeling performance8
    • Up to 100% faster multi-frame rendering9
  • The Best Overclocking Experience10: The new processors offer industry-leading overclocking tools for the ultimate performance customization, including the ability to overclock Efficient-cores and DDR5 memory. Enthusiasts and gamers can try these new platform overclocking features as part of the latest Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility (XTU) 7.5. Starting with the Core i9-12900K, XTU will also support one-click overclocking with Intel Speed Optimizer for unlocked 12th Gen processors. Further, Intel introduced the latest Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) 3.0 with support for DDR5, offering additional profiles, including new rewriteable custom profiles and flexible tuning for memory overclocking.


 Intel® Core™
i9-12900K &
Intel® Core™
i7-12700K &
Intel® Core™
i5-12600K &
Max Turbo Frequency [GHz]Up to 5.2Up to 5.0Up to 4.9
Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Frequency [GHz]Up to 5.2Up to 5.0n/a
Single P-core Turbo Frequency [GHz]Up to 5.1Up to 4.9Up to 4.9
Single E-core Turbo Frequency [GHz]Up to 3.9Up to 3.8Up to 3.6
P-core Base Frequency [GHz]
E-core Base Frequency [GHz]
Processor Cores (P-cores + E-cores)16 (8P + 8E)12 (8P + 4E)10 (6P + 4E)
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology5YesYesYes
Total Processor Threads242016
Intel® Thread Director1YesYesYes
Intel® Smart Cache (L3) Size [MB]302520
Total L2 Cache Size [MB]14129.5
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 Channels222
CPU PCIe 5.0 Lanes161616
CPU PCIe 4.0 Lanes444
Enhanced Intel® UHD Graphics driven by Xe ArchitectureIntel® UHD Graphics 770Intel® UHD Graphics 770Intel® UHD Graphics 770
Graphics Dynamic Frequency [MHz]Up to 1550Up to 1500Up to 1450
Processor P-core/E-core/Graphics/ Memory Overclocking3YesYesYes
Intel® Quick Sync VideoYesYesYes
Intel® Deep Learning Boost (Intel® DL Boost)YesYesYes
Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (Intel® AVX2)YesYesYes
Intel® Gaussian and Neural Accelerator (GNA) 3.0YesYesYes
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT-x / VT-d)YesYesYes
Mode-based Execution Control (MBEC)YesYesYes
Intel® Threat Detection Technology (Intel® TDT)YesYesYes
Intel® Control-Flow Enforcement Technology (Intel® CET)YesYesYes
Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)YesYesYes
Intel® BIOS GuardYesYesYes
Intel® Boot GuardYesYesYes
Intel® OS GuardYesYesYes
Intel® Advanced Programmable Interrupt Controller Virtualization (Intel® APIC-v)YesYesYes
Intel® Secure KeyYesYesYes
Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT)YesYesYes

All–New Intel 600 Series Chipset

Alongside the 12th Gen Intel Core desktop processors, Intel is launching the new Intel 600 Series Chipset with advanced features for increased reliability and performance. New PCIe Gen 4.0 lanes make for 28 total lanes off the chipset, integrated USB 3.2 Gen 2×2 provides up to double the bandwidth, DMI Gen 4.0 increases the chipset to CPU throughput for fast access to peripheral devices and networking.

For the first time, Intel is bringing Intel® Volume Management Device (VMD) to PC chipsets to simplify storage control by allowing direct control and management of NVMe-based SSDs from the PCIe bus without additional RAID controllers or other hardware adaptors.

Intel 12th Gen “Alder Lake” CPU Price in Nepal:

Intel 12th gen CPUPrice in the USPrice in Nepal
i9-12900KUSD 649NPR 1,05,000 Buy Here!
i9-12900KFUSD 564NPR 94,000 (Expected)
i7-12700KUSD 449NPR 72,000 Buy Here!
i7-12700KFUSD 384NPR 65,000 (Expected)
i5-12600KUSD 299NPR 49,999 Buy Here
i5-12600KFUSD 264NPR 40,000 (Expected)
Intel 12th Gen CPU Price in Nepal

Where to buy Intel 12th Gen Desktop Processors/CPU in Nepal ?

You can buy Intel 12th Gen Desktop Processors from Aliteq Store (Click here). You can also fully build your custom PC (online or offline) from the store with the latest Intel processors and Z690 Chipset Motherboards, available in the Nepalese market.

When will Intel 12th Gen “Alder Lake” CPUs be available in Nepal?

Intel 12th Gen Desktop Processors will be available from Mid-November of 2021 in the Nepalese market. Our online store will be updated on the availability of the latest processors, so stick with us

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