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.
This episode is brought to you by Avast’s new all-in-one solution, Avast One, which helps keep your identity and actions hidden, stops malware, phishing, and virus attacks, and helps clean up your devices. And because Avast believes essential protection should be available to everyone, a free version of Avast One still includes award-winning free AV, free VPN, free firewall, and much more.
You can witness it all in the video embedded above. You can also watch The Full Nerd episode 196 on YouTube (subscribe to the channel while you’re there!) or listen to it on Megaphone.fm if you prefer the audio alone.
If you want to wear your geekiness on your sleeve, check out our Full Nerd merch! We just rolled out some new designs so you can proudly proclaim that you’re a friend of the show, or your love of 19×10 gaming. (If you know, you know.)
Have a PC- or gaming-related question? Email [email protected] and we’ll try to answer it in the next episode. You can also join the PC-related discussions and ask us questions on The Full Nerd’s Discord server. Finally, be sure to follow PCWorld on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch to watch future episodes live and pick our brains in real time!
One of founding fathers of hardcore tech reporting, Gordon has been covering PCs and components since 1998.