The die size of Intel’s desktop processors may be shrinking from 14nm to 10nm, or Intel 7 if you want to get technical, but recent Amazon listings suggest that Alder Lake’s smaller size comes with a much larger price tag. Twitter users Dellchannel21 and Momomo_us, have highlighted product listings of team blue’s upcoming chips on Amazon UK, FR, and NL, complete with pricing. Currently, the Core i9-12900K is listed for a whopping £788.15 GBP and between €846,92-€919,88, putting it in direct competition with AMD’s Ryzen 9 5950X.
It’s important to stress that these prices are possibly placeholders and could change prior to Alder Lake’s rumoured release date of November 7. There’s no word on USD pricing but it’s likely to be similar to GBP, meaning that we might see Amazon US listings at around $800 USD.