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Intel® Core™ 12th Generation Processors

By DanielN
December 10, 2021

Intel® Core™ 12th Generation Processors

Intel® Core™ 12th generation desktop processors have been designed to cater to the needs of modern gamers. Intel’s range of desktop processors have continued last generations processor line-up, beginning with i5, through to i7 and i9 that gives customers multiple options at every price point. This new generation of Intel® Core™ processors are on average 11% faster than 11th gen and 22% faster than 10th gen equivalent processors. Intel’s 12th generation of processors are the perfect choice for gamers who are looking to experience a truly next gen gaming experience across all of the latest games. 

Hybrid Processor Architecture

One of the most significant changes of Intel’s 12th Gen CPUs is the introduction of a new and improved hybrid processor architecture. Intel’s new hybrid architecture combines two different core types that allows your processor to intelligently optimise itself to match the intensity of any workload that can elevate gaming, productivity, and content creation.

Efficiency Cores (E-Cores) are optimised to handle less intense workloads that allows them to consume less overall power. Whereas, Performance Cores (P-Cores) are optimised to handle more intensive workloads and can deliver hyper threaded performance when gaming or carrying out intense workloads. Intel’s hybrid architecture can have up to eight Performance-cores and eight Efficient-cores that each 12th Gen processor can intelligently switch between. Intel’s new hybrid processor architecture not only intelligently optimises workloads, but also paves the way for future leaps in processor design for future Intel desktop processor generations.

Next-Gen Innovations

Intel have always looked towards the future of technology and gaming when designing a new generation of processors. Therefore, Intel’s 12th Generation of processors have been designed to offer support for PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 memory. 12th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors can offer up to 20 lanes (16 PCIe 5.0 & 4 PCIe 4.0) that can increase your systems storage performance and enable higher bandwidth connection points.

Intel 12th Gen processors now offer support for DDR5 memory that can deliver speeds of up to 4800 MT/s for increased memory bandwidth that way out matches the memory of the previous generation. Increased bandwidth across the entire 12th Gen stack will massively boost performance when carrying out intensive workloads like multitasking, creating content, streaming gameplay or editing 4K video.

Which Intel 12th Gen CPU is Best For Gaming?

Intel® Core™ 12th Gen processors have built upon previous generational innovations to create a stack of processors that are competitive in not only price but also in performance. Intel® Core™ 12th Gen processors can meet every type of gamers needs, no matter the budget.


Intel® Core™ i5 Processors (Performance Gaming)

Intel has been significantly increasing the performance of their entry level gaming processors over the last few generations. Intel® Core™ i5 processors now offer 16 threads that are paired with 6 Performance-cores and 4 Efficient-cores that can boost up to 4.90GHz. The i5 line can deliver a solid level of performance when paired with a mid-level graphics card like the GTX 1660Ti that together create the perfect entry level gaming PC to suit any budget. The i5 line can deliver high frame rates and higher resolutions on less demanding games, which makes this line the ideal platform for playing Esports titles like Fortnite, Warzone and many more.

Intel® Core™ i7 Processors (High Performance Gaming)

The Intel® Core™ i7 line is designed for hardcore gamers who want to achieve high performance when playing the most demanding and latest games. Intel® Core™ i7 processors offer 20 threads, paired with 8 Performance-cores and 4 Efficiency-cores that can turbo up to an impressive 5.0GHz. Stormforce Gaming PCs that are powered by an Intel® Core™ i7 processor can take on the most demanding modern games like Microsoft’s Flight Simulator when paired with the correct graphics card. This CPU is ideal for any customer who want to play the most CPU intensive games, stream their high-quality gameplay or carry out intensive multi-threaded tasks like video editing and creating digital content.

Intel® Core™ i9 Processors (Extreme Gaming)

Intel 12th Generation i9 processors are designed for ‘power users’ with this line boasting a massive 24 threads, with 8 Performance-cores and 8 Efficient-cores. This premium member of the Intel® Core™ 12th Gen family is best suited for users who need a system for productivity as well as gaming. At Stormforce we pair Intel’s flagship i9 processors with a high-powered premium graphics card to help reduce CPU bottlenecking and ensuring maximum performance. Stormforce Gaming PCs that are powered by Intel’s i9 processors can deliver premier performance when playing the latest games or carrying out CPU intensive tasks like streaming, rendering video or creating rich digital content.