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Gigabyte Z690 Aorus Pro DDR5 motherboard review: A solid Alder Lake Platform

Intel pulled the trigger on its latest Z690 motherboard chipset to support the launch of its new 12th-gen Alder Lake processors. These new motherboards carry the new LGA 1700 CPU socket along with some other advancements including PCIe Gen 5 as well as DDR5 memory support. It's been a few months since the arrival of...

Intel 12th-gen Alder Lake vs Apple M1 processors: Which one’s better?

Intel's new 12th-gen Alder Lake processors are now official. The company unveiled its complete Alder Lake CPU lineup at CES 2022, adding as many as 22 desktop processors to the mix. On the notebook side, the new Alder Lake chips are split into three different series based on the performance: U-series goes up to 15W,...

CPU Coolers for Intel Alder Lake socket LGA 1700: Everything you need to know

Intel’s 12th Gen Alder Lake chips have finally arrived after spinning around the rumor mill for months. The new chips represent the biggest generational leap for the blue team in years, thanks to its completely redesigned 'hybrid' architecture and support for features like DDR5 memory, PCIe 5.0, and more. These Intel CPUs use the LGA...

Gigabyte Aorus Waterforce X360 AIO cooler review: Impressive cooling performance for Alder Lake

Choosing the best CPU coolers is one of the key decisions you have to make while building a PC or while upgrading and installing a new processor. The launch of Intel's new 12th-gen Alder Lake CPUs has resurfaced a wave of CPU coolers on the market, and the Gigabyte Aorus Waterforce X360 AIO cooler happens...

Intel 12th-gen vs 11th-gen desktop processors: Which one should you buy?

The new 12th-gen Intel Core processors have finally arrived and they bring some major improvements over the last-gen processors. We already tested a couple of these chips for our Alder Lake review, and it's safe to say that they're some of the best CPUs on the market right now. From a new hybrid core architecture...

Kingston Fury Beast DDR5 32GB DDR5-4800 RAM Review: A promising start

The arrival of 12th-gen Intel Core processors also marks the entry of DDR5 memory kits on the market. DDR4 RAM kits aren't exactly slow, but DDR5 memory opens the door to higher performance levels. Sure, the DDR5 rollout hasn't been the smoothest due to shortages and scalper-level pricing, but we expect things to fall into...

Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake: Everything you need to know about Intel’s next-gen processors

Intel's 12th Gen Alder Lake chips arrived late last year, creating huge waves in the CPU space. The Alder Lake desktop lineup, lead by the flagship Core i9-12900K, ushers a new era of Intel chips with a hybrid architecture. The chips now offer a mix of high-performance Golden Cove cores (P-cores) paired with smaller high-efficiency...

Intel 12th-gen Alder Lake desktop processor family updated with 22 new SKUs

Intel announced its first 12th-gen Core processors as a part of its new Alder Lake family last year. These chips are built on the Intel 7 node and offer the company's new hybrid technology with P-cores and E-cores. Today, Intel is expanding its Alder Lake portfolio by announcing the launch of new processors. The 12th-gen...

Intel unveils 12th-gen P- and U-series CPU SKUs for ultrabooks and convertibles

Today at CES, Intel's focus was mostly on its S-series processors - which are for desktop PCs - and H-series CPUs - which are mostly for gaming laptops and mobile workstations. It also offered up some details of the new generation of U-series chips, along with the all-new P-series. As the firm has detailed in...

Intel Core i9-12900K vs AMD Ryzen 9 5950X: Which high-end CPU to buy in 2021

'Intel vs AMD' is a never-ending debate that tends to heat up every time there's a new processor on the market. With the launch of Intel's new Alder Lake CPUs, it's now time to see whether we have a clear winner in the mainstream desktop PC market. In this article, we'll revisit the Intel Core...

These are the best LGA 1700 motherboards for Intel Alder Lake CPUs you can buy in 2022

Intel's new Alder Lake CPUs are here and they unlock a whole new level of performance and feature set in the silicon space including support for DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0. As we mentioned in our full review of the Alder Lake processors, these chips require an entirely new motherboard with a Z690 chipset. Not...

Intel graphics driver adds support for 12th-generation Alder Lake processors

Intel is rolling out a new version of the graphics driver for its processors with integrated graphics and discrete Iris Xe GPU. The new driver, version 30.0.101.1069, adds support for Intel's 12th-generation Alder Lake processors, which were launched earlier this month. The latest driver still supports CPUs all the way back to the sixth generation of...