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Where to Buy Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake CPUs

Alder Lake
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Intel's new Alder Lake processors are out now with official prices from $264 to $589. Read our Intel Core i9-12900k and Core i5-12600k review and you'll see why they're sure to sell out fast — outperforming its AMD competition and offering impressive value for money.

These new 12th Gen processors from Intel bring big changes to the status quo and competitive pricing that brings the fight to AMD.

The big differences here come in the form of a new hybrid x86 architecture, which uses a combination of performance cores and efficient cores for a combo of performance and power efficiency, alongside support for PCIe 5.0 storage and DDR5 RAM. 

Convinced? We've set up this page to collect all the different places where you can buy an Alder Lake processor.

Intel Core i5-12600K: Where to Buy

Intel Core i5-12600K

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US Intel Core i5-12600K retailers at a glance: Amazon | Best Buy | Newegg

UK Intel Core i5-12600K retailers at a glance: eBuyer | Overclockers

Pricing and availability is pretty consistent across the US and UK: $299 (£289). Amazon is showing a saving from $342.50 to $319.99, but this is still $20 more than the recommended retail price.

Intel Core i7-12700K: Where to Buy

Intel Core i7-12700K

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US Intel Core i7-12700K retailers at a glance: Amazon | Best Buy | Newegg

UK Intel Core i7-12700K retailers at a glance: Overclockers | eBuyer

Availability has become easier over the course of launch, as stock is available at Amazon, Best Buy and Newegg.

It's a similar situation in the UK too, as eBuyer has it up for £409 and Overclockers' price is £10 more.

Intel Core i9-12900K: Where to Buy

Intel Core i9-12900K

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US Intel Core i9-12900K retailers at a glance: Amazon | Best Buy | Newegg

UK Intel Core i9-12900K retailers at a glance: Overclockers | eBuyer

The final model of the big three is technically available on Amazon, but the price has been scalped to a whopping $1064! Luckily, you can still find it for $620 at Best Buy and Newegg.

Pricing isn't even available on eBuyer over in the UK, but based on the £599 price tag at Overclockers, we expect it to be similar in cost.

Best of the rest

Of course, these are the three headline CPUs, but Intel is releasing a whole slew of new 12th Gen processors to meet all of your requirements and budgets.

Here is a quick fire list of the best places to secure your processor. We will keep this updated once new SKUs are live.

Jason England

Jason is a deals writer at Tom's Hardware — bringing a decade of tech and gaming journalism to the role. He specializes in making sure you never pay more than you should for PC components and tech! He has previously written for other publications like Kotaku, Stuff and BBC Science Focus and in his spare time, you'll find him looking for good dogs to pet or eating pizza in his home town of Nottingham, UK.

  • peachpuff
    New we just need a "where to buy ddr5 at ddr4 prices" article...
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  • BX4096
    Gee, Amazon and Newegg? Nice "insider" tip there...

    peachpuff said:
    New we just need a "where to buy ddr5 at ddr4 prices" article...
    While I'm still tempted to upgrade, I have to admit that it makes a HELL OF A LOT more sense to wait another year for Raptor Lake and Zen 4 to kick in. The chip shortages will hopefully start declining, and the Z690 motherboards and DDR5 selection and pricing will become a whole different story by then.
    Reply
  • samopa
    I heard rumors that Intel will release 8p0e varian that can be overclocked like crazy, any info on that ?
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  • BikerK969
    Hey, I'm selling the "Intel Core i9-12900k" for 589$, you'll get box of popcorn for free.
    It's sold out at the moment, but just to let you know.
    .. you can order some popcorn though
    Reply
  • BILL1957
    You mean these are the best places to buy them that you most likely get a kick back from if the consumer uses your link right?
    I bought my Alder Lake from B&H Photo and they are an awesome vendor to deal with in my experiences.
    Reply