12th Generation Intel Alder Lake K-series processors arrive in the Amazon in the Netherlands


Amazon Netherlands (via Dellchannel21) revealed the pricing of three of the 12th Generation Intel Alder Lake processors. Prices include value added tax (VAT) and could be placeholder before Intel officially announces Alder Lake. For now, we recommend that you take the prices with a little salt.

The retailer listed the Core i9-12900K, Core i7-12700K, and Core i5-12600K for $ 982, $ 744, and $ 375, respectively. The standard rate of VAT in the Netherlands is 21%. If we subtract it from the price, the Core i9-12900K, Core i7-12700K, and Core i5-12600K could sell for $ 812, $ 615, and $ 310, respectively.

Even without VAT, the price of Alder Lake’s three K-series chips still seems out of place. Again, computer hardware is generally more expensive outside of the US market. Provantage, a seasoned US retailer, had introduced the Core i9-12900K, Core i7-12700K, and Core i5-12600K for $ 605, $ 422, and $ 289, respectively. Another US store previously listed the same processors for $ 705, $ 495, and $ 343, respectively.

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I9-12900K kernel

I9-12900K kernel (Image credit: Amazon Netherlands)
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Core i7-12700K

Core i7-12700K (Image credit: Amazon Netherlands)
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Core i5-12600K

Core i5-12600K (Image credit: Amazon Netherlands)

The 12th generation chips will be an interesting launch for a number of reasons. Alder Lake is Intel’s first hybrid processor on a desktop platform. More importantly, processors will be the first mainstream chips to adopt next-generation DDR5 memory and the PCIe 5.0 interface.

Intel will be hosting its Intel Innovation event October 27-28 so we can find out more about Alder Lake at that time. Hopefully the chipmaker will finally give us a launch date.

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