In Intel’s upcoming Alder Lake-S processor this year, the first 12th-generation Core series processors have been confirmed to have Core i9-12900K, Core i7-12700K and Core i5-12600K, as well as the supporting Z690 chipset. The reason for its attention is not only the first x86 desktop processor with big.LITTLE hybrid architecture, but also Intel’s first desktop processor based on the 10nm Enhanced SuperFin process.
In order to combat the performance improvement of AMD products after iterative, Intel has used the 14nm process to the extreme, which has become the biggest obstacle restricting the further improvement of its processors. The huge heat generation has caused a lot of headaches for many users. Many users hope that Intel’s adoption of the 10nm process will not only bring new architectures to improve performance but also alleviate the current 11th-generation Core series processors’ power consumption and heat problems. With leaked information, it seems that after switching to the 10nm process, the power consumption of the Alder Lake-S processor is not low.
Recently, @WolStame, a Weibo user labeled Lenovo China Game Desktop Product Planning Manager, posted a blog post saying, “After 3090, there is another thing in the PC that needs 350W to run full.” The screenshot shows that this unknown processor heats up to 93°C after 51 minutes of testing, with an average temperature of 86°C.
At the same time, @WolStame also said that the current heat dissipation system of the new rescuer host, after an hour of 250W copying, the temperature is only 87 degrees. Although there is no specific processor model and configuration, it can be seen that it is an Intel platform product, which is obviously an unreleased Alder Lake-S processor with a “K” suffix.
In addition, Intel has updated the official overclocking tool XTU (Intel Extreme Tuning Utility) and launched version 126.96.36.199, which officially provides support for Alder Lake processors.