Updated: Jan 3, 2022
When it comes to selecting a CPU, home PC builders essentially pick from one of two industry giants: Intel and AMD. Rabid fanbases for both companies can make it hard to get objective information on which processor is better, but for the past 5 or so years, the general consensus has been that AMD is on top.
As of November 4th, however, AMD appears to have been dethroned with Intel’s Alder Lake line, their 12th generation of processors. These new 12th-gen Intel Core processors beat out the Ryzen 5000 series, not only in terms of performance, but features as well.
From the design, to performance, to changes from old generations, there’s a lot going on with the Alder Lake line of CPUs. We compiled the most vital information to give you everything you need to know about the new Intel 12th-gen processors.