On Intel Architecture Day 2021, Intel introduced Alder Lake in considerable detail, as the first desktop platform x86 processor with big.LITTLE hybrid architecture, in addition to P-Core core (Golden Cove), E-Core core (Gracemont), and some modules for I/O control, will also be equipped with Xe architecture GPU. In the past few generations of the Core series, Intel has always launched products with “KF” and “F” suffixes, which means that integrated graphics are disabled and users need to configure discrete graphics separately.
In the past, many users who planned to configure game consoles would choose processors with the “KF” suffix, and the installed cost-effectiveness would be higher. However, in the past year, the price of discrete graphics cards has risen, making processors with graphics units more attractive because they can get rid of discrete graphics cards when necessary. It was previously reported that Intel hopes that the Core i5-12600K can reshape the image of the “Core i5” and become a weapon in the competition with AMD, and the more cost-effective Core i5-12600KF should be one of them.