The Intel i5-12490F Alder Lake CPU has been spotted with 6 cores and 12 threads. The box comes in black according to the retail images. As this is an F SKU there is no integrated graphics part and you will need to rely on dedicated graphics for video output.

Intel i5-12490F Alder Lake CPU

According to the specifications, the Intel i5-12490F features a base clock speed of 3.0 GHz and can boost to 4.6 GHz. The CPU comes with 20MB of L3 cache and has a TDP of 117W. It supports DDR5 4800MHz and DDR4 3200MHz RAM. It also supports 20 PCIe lanes.

According to the retailer listing, the Intel i5-12490F is going to cost 1599 Yuan which converts to 250 USD. While this is an impressive price point the 12600KF might seem like a more enticing SKU to go with.

The Intel i5-12490F should come with the new stock cooler out of the box which will save you some money. It is worth mentioning that the Intel i5-12490F is most likely limited to the Chinese market and will not be available to the rest of the world unless you order an SKU from China.

Intel i5-12490F

Details are fairly limited regarding the SKU, so we should be able to learn more about the non-K Alder Lake SKUs as we get closer to launch. The 12400F has also been spotted. The CPU has a base clock speed of 2.5GHz and can boost to 4.4GHz. It features 18MB of L3 cache.

Intel Stock CPU

Let us know what you think about the Intel i5-12490F Alder Lake CPU and whether or not this is something that you might be interested in getting in 2022. If you are interested in building a new PC or upgrading your current build then you can check out the new RX 6500 XT GPUs that have been revealed by Gigabyte and MSI.

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