Alder Lake-H CPUs are repurposed for PCs
A Chinese manufacturer is repurposing processors Alder Lake-H of laptops to adapt them to motherboards mATX and Mini-ITXso these CPUs can be used to build desktop computers.
A Chinese manufacturer repurposes Alder Lake-H CPUs in desktop motherboards
The Chinese manufacturer is erying, who usually designs motherboards in that country. In an interesting initiative, the manufacturer has decided to use the processors Alder Lake-HLike the Core i7-12700H, Core i5-12650H, Core i5-12500H, and Core i5-12450H to add them to mATX and Mini-ITX motherboards, so desktop computers can be built with these processors that were not originally designed for this purpose but for laptops.
These processors represent the generation Intel Core 12th Genalso known as Alder Lake, which are still powerful for any task, even for gaming. The four mentioned processors offer 8 to 14 cores in 45W base and 95W MTP packages.
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The processors were soldered to the motherboards under an IHS. Of course, it is possible to use any cooler compatible with the LGA 1700 socket, even though there is no socket here. Once you buy this motherboard with the processor it is no longer possible to do any CPU upgrade.
Erying ensures that these motherboards are aimed at players who need a cheap ‘combo’ (motherboard + CPU). These motherboards use a single 8-pin connector to power the motherboard and their VRM design is 6+1 phase.
The Erying Mini-ITX model features two DDR4 DIMM slots to support up to 64 GB with speeds up to 3200 MHz, always compatible with Intel XMP 2.0. For storage, it features three M.2 slots including two Gen 4 x 4 (1 x front / 1 x rear) and a single Gen 3 x 4 slot. The graphics slot is PCIe 4.0 x8.
The most expensive model costs about $345 on Aliexpress and it comes with the processor Intel Core i7-12700Hwhich would have performance similar to a Core i5-13600K ‘Raptor Lake’, the latter unlocked for overclocking, unlike the 12700H, but the price is still good. The other models have these prices: