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Intel’s upcoming-gen Alder Lake CPUs are currently on sale – but you will not want to buy just one

Intel's next-gen Alder Lake CPUs are already on sale – but you won’t want to buy one

Intel’s Alder Lake processors, the next-gen silicon predicted to arrive afterwards this calendar year – possibly all around Oct – are in fact (sort of) on sale now, or at least early sample chips are purportedly accessible over in China.

As Tom’s Components reports, what are identified as Qualification Samples, or early pre-launch variations of Alder Lake’s flagship Main i9-12900K, are getting stealthily bought at just over the $1,000 mark by Chinese shops on the black industry. Very well, not so stealthily flogged that it hasn’t been discovered, of system, with components blogger YuuKi_AnS picking up on the activity (a leaker who has formerly spilled Intel-linked data).