Intel unveils the 12th Gen Intel Core processor family (Credit: Intel Corporation)
Processors

Intel i9 12900K and i5 12600K Review: The Next Generation

Without further delay, we are finally introducing Intel’s newest process node, Intel 7, for mainstream consumers. Intel has had a rocky road transitioning from their 14 nm process and is now introducing a CPU that has had significant changes. The Intel i9-12900K and i5-12600K we have here today are part of Intel’s Alder Lake CPU line-up and bring with it some radical changes over its predecessors. These changes and improvements are covered in-depth in our specifications and features section below. Read More

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Motherboards

Z690 Motherboard Overview: Alder Lake Brings DDR5 and PCIe 5.0 to the Desktop

Over 80 new Z690 motherboards are about to release in conjunction with Intel’s 12th Generation Core processors, dubbed Alder Lake. This is a staggering amount of new hardware, and to ease the burden of trying to research all this new tech, we have comprised a list of some of the most recent motherboard announcements. Before we get to that, we will cover what is new with Alder Lake and what makes it so different from previous generation CPUs. We will also discuss the major changes the Z690 motherboards bring to the market. Read More

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Memory

XPG Overclocks DDR5 to 8,118 MT/s

On Saturday, XPG announced it had successfully overclocked one of its DDR5-4800 MHz memory kits to an astonishing 8,118 MT/s. This marks the first DDR5 memory kit to be overclocked to such a high speed and shows XPG’s dedication to the overclocking community. The XPG ram used to accomplish this great feat featured SK Hynix DRAM modules with the CAS# Latency loosened to 50 clocks. That’s only 8 clocks lower than one of its JEDEC specifications. Below is XPG’s announcement. Read More

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News

Intel Z690 Chipset for 12th Gen Alder Lake Leaked

Recently, an image of an Intel Z690 chipset was leaked by a member of the Chiphell forums. The Z690 will be the foundation for the next generation of Intel motherboards. It is significantly larger than the current Z590 chipset, but how that will affect its performance remains to be seen. Launch for these next-generation products are expected around November 19th, but that is not set in stone. Read More