All Non-K Alder Lake CPUs From Intel Have Shown Up on Best Buy

With Intel’s non-K Alder Lake CPUs being right around the corner, it was only a matter of time before... | 22. December 2021

With Intel’s non-K Alder Lake CPUs being right around the corner, it was only a matter of time before they showed up on Best Buy and similar electronics retailers! The reason why this is so interesting (and, one could argue, important) is because now we have a complete picture of just how powerful these processors will be and exactly how much they’ll sell for!

With that being said, their MSRPs will vary and fluctuate from one region to another, so just keep that in mind. Non-K Intel CPUs are never the most powerful ones money can buy, but instead offer the best bang for one’s buck and have, therefore, always enjoyed the highest sales. Alder Lake models should be no different in that regard. Intel’s latest hybrid architecture has impressed us in all the right ways, and if “team blue” can keep prices down amidst the biggest semiconductor shortages in history, they’ll have an absolute winner on their hands!

Let’s Talk Specifics

The non-K Alder Lake pricing scheme (at least the one from Best Buy) is as follows:

  • Core i9-12900 (8P+8E, up to 5.1Ghz), 65W — $530 or $510 for the i7-12900F variant (no iGPU)
  • Core i7-12700 (8P+8E, up to 4.9Ghz), 65W — $360 or $330 for the i7-12700F
  • Core i5-12600 (6P+0E, up to 4.8Ghz), 65W — $240
  • Core i5-12500 (6P+0E, up to 4.6Ghz), 65W — $220
  • Core i5-12400 (6P+0E, up to 4.4Ghz), 65W — $210 or $180 for the i5-12400F
  • Core i3-12100 (4P+0E, up to 4.3Ghz), 60W — $140 or $110 for the i3-12100F
  • Pentium G7400 (2P+0E, up to 3.7Ghz), 46W — $80
  • Celeron G6900 (2P+0E, up to 3.4Ghz), 46W — $60

All in all, there’s quite a lot to look forward to! Efficiency cores have turned out to be a much bigger deal than anyone had expected, so it’ll be interesting to see how Intel’s Core i5 and i3 models fare without them. We’re expecting great results across the board, but it would still be wise to temper one’s expectations as there’s a myriad of ways in which things could go awry.

H670, B660, and H610 LGA1700 motherboards will also be made official in just a few weeks, so budget-minded buyers will finally be able to update their rigs and enjoy the many benefits of Intel’s stellar new architecture — assuming prices don’t skyrocket out of control. We’re generally optimistic, but one can never be too certain these days.

In any case, we’ll find out soon enough! Intel’s CES 2022 presentation is scheduled for January 4th, so make sure to mark your calendars!