After years of absence from desktop competition, Intel’s hybrid 12th-gen Alder Lake CPU touches down with a major splash putting AMD’s Ryzen 9 on its heels, and running Ryzen 5 off the field.
The crew is joined by Dr. Ian Cutress of Anandtech.com and TechTechPotato who reveals that AVX512 is actually still in Intel’s Alder Lake despite the company now insisting twice that it’s not. Gordon, meanwhile, shows you how Alder Lake sometimes uses more power and why—it’s not a bad thing.
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One of founding fathers of hardcore tech reporting, Gordon has been covering PCs and components since 1998.