Intel 12th-gen vs Intel 11th-gen processors: Major changes, speed, efficiency, price and more

Oct 28, 2021

By: Shadab Rabbani


The latest generation processor features a 10nm fabrication process down from the 14nm process used in the predecessors.

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According to Intel, 12th-gen chips are up to 19 percent faster than 11th-gen processors overall.

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With its 12th-gen processor, Intel has switched to a hybrid core design, different from similar performance cores architecture in the previous-gen chipset.

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The 12th-gen processor uses a combination of high-power performance cores and low-power efficient-cores, against a similar power core in the previous-gen chipset.

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The processor comes with added benefits, as it is optimised to handle threaded workloads and enhance gaming and productivity workload.

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Number of Cores/Thread

The 12th-gen chip can support a maximum of 16 cores/ 24 threads with the i9 processor, much higher than the 11th-gen chip’s 8/16 for the same processor.

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Cores/Thread in i7 and i5

The i7 processor has 12 core/20 threads while i5 has a 10/16 design in the 12th-gen chip against 8/16 and 6/12, respectively, in the 11th-gen processor.

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The latest generation processor will go on sale starting November 4 in the USA. However, its availability in India is yet to be ascertained.

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The 12th-gen Intel i9 processor with 16 cores/24 thread costs $589 at launch, while the 11th-gen Intel i9 processor with 8/16 was priced at $549 at launch.

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