With the launch so close, it seems fellow outlet VideoCardz was able to get its hands on purported slides that showcase the performance and prices of Alder Lake-S early. The first of the two slides shows the gaming performance of the flagship Alder Lake-S SKU, the Core i9-12900K. The processor will be a 16 core, 24 thread (16C/24T) part and it is easily able to beat the 16C/32T Ryzen 9 5950X with margins of up to 30%. The slide also features the last-gen Rocket Lake-S flagship Core i9-11900K.
Of course, these slides are reportedly made by Intel which means it is natural to see such bullish figures. However, recent Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation leaks also suggest that Alder Lake-S' gaming performance will be formidable. A general performance review for the i9-12900K was also conducted by SiSoft that you can find here.
Moving on from the performance aspect, alleged pricing details for the Alder Lake-S lineup are also out. Apparently, the flagship Core i9-12900K will come in at an MSRP of $589 which is $50 higher than what Intel launched the previous-gen Rocket Lake-S at. Likewise, the other lower SKUs also receive corresponding price bumps.
The slides also contain no information on the locked (non-K) parts or the i3 lineup since they aren't expected to launch with the initial batch of Alder Lake-S processors.
Source and images: VideoCardz