12th Gen Intel Processors Price in Nepal [Updated]

Intel Alder Lake 12th gen CPU Price in Nepal Where to buy Availability Specifications desktop processors
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Intel announced the new 12th gen Alder Lake desktop processors back in October. The CPUs under this lineup are fabricated under a yet-again refined 10nm process called “Intel 7”. These processors are now starting to make their way into the Nepali market. So, let’s get into the specs, features, price, and availability of Intel 12th gen Alder Lake CPU in Nepal.

Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake CPU Overview:

Contrary to the previous generations, the Alder Lake CPUs from Intel feature a hybrid architecture. Intel has introduced two types of CPU cores: Efficient (or E-cores) for insignificant background activities and Performance (or P-cores) for demanding workloads.

Intel’s new-gen chips combine the power of high-performance and efficiency cores and are optimized for Windows 11 to yield improved performance. The company announced its high-performance K and KF series of processors in 2022, while the rest of the entries have just been announced at CES 2022.

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Intel Alder Lake CPUs

If you don’t already know, the “F” suffix in these CPUs means they lack an integrated GPU. That is you need to pair them with discrete graphics for display output. Similarly, you can also notice the “K” suffix, the presence of which means that the particular CPU can be overclocked. Intel has even introduced processors with the T suffix with lower TDP than other SKUs.

Here, each processor has a number of performance cores (P-cores) and efficiency cores (E-cores). Starting with the i9-12900K, it has a total of 16-cores (8 P-cores, 8 E-cores) and 24 threads and can reach a clock speed of up to 5.2GHz using Intel’s Turbo Boost Max 3.0 technology. Intel promises a 19% performance boost in comparison to its 11th gen CPUs.

Similarly, the i7-12700K has 12 cores (8 P-cores, 4 E-cores) and 20 threads while the i5-12600K has a total of 10 cores (6 P-cores, 4 E-cores) and 16 threads. These CPUs are also available in the aforementioned “KF”.

Besides this, these processors offer up to 20 PCIe lanes (16 PCIe 5.0 + 4 PCIe 4.0), support for DDR5 memory at up to 4800MT/s (along with older DDR4 support at 3200MT/s), and larger L3 and L2 cache sizes.

12th Gen Intel Alder Lake Core i9 Processors

i9-12900K/KF i9-12900/F i9-12900T
Cores/Threads 8P-8E/24 8P-8E/24 8P-8E/24
Base clock (P-core/E-core) 3.2/2.4GHz 2.4/1.8GHz 1.4/1.0GHz
Boost clock (P-core/E-core) 5.1/3.9GHz 5.0/3.8GHz 4.8/3.6GHz
Turbo boost cores 1 @ 5.2GHz 1 @ 5.1GHz [email protected]4.9GHz
Cache 30MB 30MB 30MB
Maximum turbo power (watts) 241 202 106
Graphics Intel UHD 770 (i9-12700K) UHD 770 (i7-12900) UHD

12th Gen Intel Core i9 Processors Price in Nepal

Alder Lake Desktop CPU Price in Nepal 
Intel Core i9-12900KS Rs. 115,000
Intel Core i9-12900KS Rs. 85,000

12th Gen Intel Alder Lake Core i7 Processors

i7-12700K/KF i7-12700/F i7-12700T
Cores/Threads 8P-4E/20 8P-4E/20 6P-4E/16
Base clock 3.6/2.7GHz 2.4/1.6GHz 1.4/1.0GHz
Boost clock 4.9/3.8GHz 4.8/3.6GHz 4.6/3.4GHz
Turbo boost cores 1 @ 5.0GHz 1 @ 4.9GHz 1 @ 4.7 GHz
Cache 25MB 25MB 25MB
Maximum turbo power (watts) 190 180 99
Graphics UHD 770 (i7-12700K) UHD 770 (i7-12700) UHD 770

12th Gen Intel Core i7 Processors Price in Nepal

Alder Lake Desktop CPU Price in Nepal 
Intel Core i7-12700K  Rs. 60,000 
Intel Core i7-12700KF  Rs. 58,000 
Intel Core i7-12700  Rs. 55,000 

12th Gen Intel Alder Lake Core i5 Processors

i5-12600K/KF i5-12600 i5-12500 i5-12400/F i5-12500T i5-12400T
Cores/Threads 6P-4E/16 6P-0E/12 6P-0E/12 6P-0E/12 6P-0E/12 6P-0E/12
Base clock 3.7/2.8GHz 3.3GHz 3.0GHz 2.5GHz 2.0GHz 1.8GHz
Boost clock 4.9/3.6GHz 4.8GHz 4.6GHz 4.4GHz 4.4GHz 4.2GHz
Turbo boost cores None n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cache 20MB 18MB 18MB 18MB 18MB 18MB
Maximum turbo power (Watts) 150 117 117 117 74 74
Graphics UHD 750 (i5-12700K) UHD 770 UHD 770 UHD 730 (i5-12400) UHD 770 UHD 730

12th Gen Intel Core i5 Processors Price in Nepal

Alder Lake Desktop CPU  Price in Nepal 
Intel Core i5-12600K Rs. 42,000
Intel Core i5-12600KF Rs. 40,000
Intel Core i5-12500 Rs. 36,000
Intel Core i5-12400 Rs. 32,000
Intel Core i5-12400F Rs. 30,000

12th Gen Intel Alder Lake Core i3 Processors

i3-12300 i3-12100/F i3-12300T i3-12100T
Cores/Threads 4P-0E/8 4P-0E/8 4P-0E/8 4P-0E/8
Base clock (P-core/E-core) 3.5GHz 3.3GHz 2.3GHz 2.2GHz
Boost clock (P-core/E-core) 4.4GHz 4.3GHz 4.2GHz 4.1GHz
Turbo boost cores n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cache 12MB 12MB 12MB 12MB
Maximum turbo power (Watts) 89 89 69 69
Graphics UHD 730 UHD 730 (i7-12100) UHD 730 UHD 730

12th Gen Intel Core i3 Processors Price in Nepal

Alder Lake Desktop CPU  Price in Nepal 
i3-12300 Rs. 20,000
i3-12100F Rs. 15,000

12th Gen Intel Alder Lake Pentium Processors

Gold G7400 Gold G7400T Gold G6900 Gold G6900T
Cores/Threads 2P-0E/4 2P-0E/4 2P-0E/4 2P-0E/4
Base clock (P-core/E-core) 3.7GHz 3.1GHz 3.4GHz 2.8GHz
Boost clock (P-core/E-core) n/a n/a n/a n/a
Turbo boost cores n/a n/a n/a n/a
Cache 6MB 6MB 4MB 4MB
Default TDP (watts) 46 35 46 35
Graphics UHD 710 UHD 710 UHD 710 UHD 710

New 600 series chipset

Intel Z690 Chipset

Alongside the 12th gen CPUs, Intel has also announced the new 600 series chipset. Alder Lake uses the new LGA 1700 socket (replacing LGA 1200) and therefore requires a new motherboard. Here, if you’re looking for the most capable chipset to overclock the new CPUs, then MSI, Asus, Gigabyte, and other manufacturers have already announced Z690-based motherboards.

Redefining power usage

Intel is also altering how it defines power usage in its CPUs. Since the turbo mode demands more power, Intel’s current basic TDP can’t reflect this. As a result, the 12th gen CPUs will have Processor Base Power (Base) and Maximum Turbo Power (Turbo) measures.

For instance, the i9-12900K’s Performance Base Power is set at 125W, while the Turbo Power is 241W. This means that systems employing this CPU will be able to boost up to 241W of power. For reference, the consumption of “K” and “KF” chips is shown below.

Processor Base (W) Turbo (W)
i9-12900K/KF 125 241
i7-12700K/KF 125 190
i5-12600K/KF 125 150

Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake CPU Price in Nepal

Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake CPU  Price in Nepal 
Core i9 i9-12900KS Rs. 115,000
i9-12900KS Rs. 85,000
Core i7  i7-12700K Rs. 60,000
i7-12700KF Rs. 58,000
i7-12700 Rs. 55,000
Core i5  i5-12600K Rs. 42,000
i5-12600KF Rs. 40,000
i5-12500 Rs. 36,000
i5-12400 Rs. 32,000
i5-12400F Rs. 30,000
Core i3  i3-12300 Rs. 20,000
i3-12100F Rs. 15,000
  • Meanwhile, check out our comparison between Intel i7-12700K and i711700K.