Intel’s new 12th-Gen chips were recently delivered to a lucky customer ahead of schedule

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Photo: Photo by Alexander Koerner/Getty Images (Getty Images) – A Reddit member claims to have bought two Intel Core i9-12900K CPUs for $610 apiece, weeks before they go on sale. Intel’s next generation of CPUs, the 12th generation, is expected to hit the market later this year. However, one lucky client obtained two of Intel’s new desktop CPUs weeks before they were scheduled to be released.

User Seby9123 provided a couple of pictures of the new chips in an exceedingly Reddit thread, that look to return in an exceedingly pretty wafer-shaped package. The chips ar Core i9-12900K processors, that ar imagined to be among Intel’s most powerful within the forthcoming 12th-generation family, and that Seby9123 claims they bought for $610 for each one, despite the chips’ MSRP of $699. sadly, Seby9123 failed to specify that look was to blame for shipping out Intel’s new chips therefore early, therefore if you are inquisitive about obtaining your hands on Alder Lake chips before they are freeyou will have to try and do some excavation yourself.

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Unfortunately, while the chip’s model number can be seen in the images, Intel’s packaging doesn’t provide much in the way of additional information, such as the chip’s clock speed or even the number of cores. However, the boxes in Seby9123’s images appear to match leaked packaging from late September, indicating that these new chips are genuine.

While several desktop OEMs, such as Acer, have already announced new systems with Intel’s new 12th-gen CPUs, they haven’t disclosed concrete price or delivery dates for these new PCs, making it all the more astonishing to see Intel’s new chips delivered to retail consumers ahead of schedule.

Customers have already gotten unannounced CPUs prior to debut, with some of Intel’s 11th-gen Rocket Lake processors being on sale roughly a month ahead of schedule in the spring.

Intel promises a major generation shift for its 12th-gen chips, based on a new processor architecture similar to what we’ve seen on ARM-based mobile chips, with Intel using new Performance-cores to handle intensive workloads and offloading less critical tasks to the chips’ less power-hungry Efficiency-cores. Overall, Intel promises that its 12th-generation processors would deliver up to 19% greater performance than previous-generation CPUs.

Unfortunately for Seby9123, the new Z690 motherboards needed to use Intel’s new processors have yet to be released, therefore Intel’s new 12th-gen CPUs will be little more than fancy paperweights for the next few weeks until more components become compatible.