Intel Quietly Raises Pricing for 12th-Gen Alder Lake CPUs, Now More Expensive Than 13th-Gen

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Intel has raised the pricing of its 12th-gen Alder Lake processors in its online Ark product database, reflecting a 10% increase in pricing for the company’s previous-gen desktop PC chips. For now, the company’s newer 13th-gen Raptor Lake processors, which come with more cores and drastically faster performance, are actually less expensive than the previous-gen models. However, we expect the Raptor Lake models to also see price hikes soon, perhaps giving AMD a leg up in the pricing department. 

Intel announced during the first quarter of 2022 that it would increase chip pricing, but didn’t share details. The company again reiterated that message back in June during its earnings call in the wake of losing $500 million in the second quarter of 2022 – one of the worst quarters in the company’s history. However, Intel again did not specify which products would see price hikes or how much it would raise prices.

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Intel CPU Price Increases
Row 0 – Cell 0 Original Price New Price Row 0 – Cell 3
Core i9-12900K $589 $648 10%
Core i9-13900K $589
Core i7-12700K $409 $450 10%
Core i7-13700K $419
Core i5-12600K $289 $318 10%
Core i5-12400 $192 $211 10%
Core i3-12100 $122 $134 10%

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