Alder Lake sans the “K” was officially released on January 4th when reviews began to appear. Mainly focused on the Core i5-12400, which Intel has chosen as a key product. In some countries, processors appeared on the shelves as early as January 3 (the first working day of this year), so some items sold out in advance. So it’s been over two weeks since release so we can see how the news is doing in retail. Of course, for those providers who constantly publish statistics.
One of them is Amazon:
Ryzen 5 5600X takes first place, and its APU clone with integrated graphics takes second place. An octave follows, twelve cores and then the first blue box, but with a two-generation Core i5 – 14nm comet sea (Cores sky lake). This is followed by an eight-core APU with graphics, followed by AMD’s top model. Then two generations of the old low-end Core i3-10100F (again comet sea). From generation Erlensee only the Core i9-12900KF made it into the top ten. If we were to look for the Core i5-12400, we would have to reach number 37 in the sales statistics, so three generations of old 9000 models in the company, another 65W model Erlensee did not make it into the hundreds of bestsellers in the Amazon statistics.
The CZC stats start off similarly, with Ryzena in the top two spots. Third place was taken by the Core i5-11400F generation Rocket Lake and two notches below is the Core i5-10400F generation comet sea. All models of the Ryzen 5000 generation are in the top ten with the exception of the Ryzen 9 5950X and One Erlensee, this time Core i5-12600K. None of the 65 W models made it into the rankings, although CZC stocks Core i5-12400 and Core i5-12400F.
Things are a bit different for Alza, where the top two places are occupied by two generations of the old Comet Lake models: the Core i5-10400F and the Core i3-10100F. Both APUs follow, Ryzen 5 5600 and then Comet Lake again. From the current generation of Alder Lake, two models made the top ten: the Core i7-12700K and Core i9-12900K, but in both cases they’re last year’s 125W processors; again, none of the 65W novelties make the top ten (and they don’t even make the top ten of Intel’s best-selling processors). Again, it’s worth noting that the Core i5-12400 and Core i5-12400F are available from stock at Alza – not just these, all 7 65W models in stock are included in the price list.