The 12th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processor redefines x86 architecture performance. Introducing our new performance hybrid architecture,1 combining Performance-cores with Efficient-cores to elevate gaming, productivity, and creation. These breakthrough processors assist the OS in intelligently characterizing workloads to ensure optimal core placement for execution and pave the way for future leaps in processor design. Enjoy the full range of the latest platform innovations like industry first PCIe 5.0 readiness and DDR5 memory. With Intel® UHD graphics immerse yourself in a visually stunning experience with up to 8K HDR support and the ability to view 4 simultaneous 4K displays. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors are available in a wide range of options for maximum flexibility, so you can choose the performance and thermal characteristics you need to game, work, and create like never before.
Breakthrough Core Technology
In a game-changing advance for core performance, 12th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors power a revolutionary approach to the x86 architecture. Its Performance-cores—or “P-cores”—are optimized for single & lightly-threaded performance, while its Efficient-cores—or “E-cores”—are optimized for scaling highly-threaded workloads. Intel® Thread Director helps to monitor and analyze performance data in real-time to seamlessly place the right application thread on the right core and optimize performance per watt.2 That means gamers, creators, and professionals can harness both intelligence and power to enhance the experiences that matter most.
Whether you’re delving into the latest gaming titles or focusing on advanced professional applications, 12th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors enable you to immerse without interruptions. Intel® UHD Graphics driven by Xe Architecture invite you to take a deep dive into vivid new experiences with enhanced visual support for up to 8K HDR video in billions of colors and up to 4 simultaneous 4K displays. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors are capable of canceling out interruptions with enhanced Gaussian & Neural Accelerator 3.0 (GNA) for more efficient noise suppression and background blurring on video. For elite gaming, world-class productivity, free flowing creation, and more, 12th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors enable deep immersion and focus.
Accelerating Platform Innovation
Tap into the latest platform technologies that drive incredible gaming, workflow, and creation. Our 12th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors offer up to 20 lanes (16 PCIe 5.0 and 4 PCIe 4.0) to drive optimal discrete graphics and storage performance by enabling higher bandwidth connection points. DDR5 brings fast speeds up to 4800 MT/s, this allows for increased memory bandwidth speeds compared to previous generations that use DDR4 3200 MT/s memory.3 Fine tune both compute power and performance with unlocked 12th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors that have overclocking capabilities and Advanced Tuning support via Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility (XTU).4 With these and other platform enhancements you’ll be able to work, game, and create with impressive control and confidence.