Now shipping: 12th Gen "Alder Lake" Intel Core i5 / i7 / i9 processors!
November 4, 2021: Starting today, you can purchase new Stratosphere Pro Z-series workstations, powered by Intel's amazing new 12th Gen "Alder Lake" CPUs.
Intel's new 12th Gen "Alder Lake" processors employ an innovative hybrid architecture combining high-performance and high-efficiency CPU cores on the same chip. Intel Thread Director segregates background operations on high-efficiency E-cores, while promoting foreground priority tasks to the high-performance cores.
The result is the first CPU generation optimized for multitasking and responsive computing, in which your high-priority work gets the CPU's top focus and is far less likely to suffer from intermittent slowdowns and stalls caused by a background task grabbing the focus of one or more key CPU cores.
While the raw performance of the very fast new CPU cores will benefit both Windows 11 and Windows 10 users, Windows 11 is uniquely optimized to work with Intel Thread Director to manage competing workloads in an optimal way.
Intel Thread Director keeps track of all running threads and helps Windows 11 manage competing workloads and assign threads to CPU cores for best efficiency and responsiveness to the user. Windows 10 lacks support for Intel Thread Director, so is less able to manage competing workloads optimally.
Three new top-performance CPUs
Intel has launched its 12th Gen Alder Lake CPU family with its fastest models first, to be followed in January by mass-market models with lower performance. These fastest CPUs are available for immediate build and shipment of your customized performance workstation.
- Standard CPU: Intel Core i5-12600K
- 10 cores · 16 threads
- 6× Performance-cores (P-cores), 3.7 - 4.9 GHz, for priority tasks
- 4× Efficient-cores: 2.8 - 3.6 GHz, for background operations
- Midrange CPU: Intel Core i7-12700K
- 12 cores · 20 threads
- 8× Performance-cores (P-cores), 3.6 - 5.0 GHz, for priority tasks
- 4× Efficient-cores (E-cores): 2.7 - 3.8 GHz, for background operations
- 28% faster than Core i5 for multi-core operations (Cinebench R20 test)
- Top-of-line CPU: Intel Core i9-12900K
- 16 cores · 24 threads
- 8× Performance-cores (P-cores), 3.2 - 5.2 GHz, for priority tasks
- 8× Efficient-cores (E-cores): 2.4 - 3.9 GHz, for background operations
- 52% faster than Core i5 for multi-core operations (Cinebench R20 test)
Here's how these new Intel 12th Gen CPUs stack up against Intel's prior 11th Gen CPUs and AMD's current Ryzen CPUs, using the popular Cinebench R20 performance test:
As you can see, Intel's new Core i9-12900K CPU beats AMD's fastest desktop CPU, Ryzen 9 5950X, despite the Intel CPU costing about $200 less.
What's more, new 12th Gen Intel CPUs deliver up to 72% faster multi-core performance and up to 25% faster single-core performance, compared to 11th Gen Intel "Rocket Lake" CPUs introduced only 7 months ago
On the low end, today's 12th Gen Core i5 CPU (base level CPU) is faster than the 11th Gen Core i9 CPU (top-of-line CPU), while costing hundreds of dollars less. The new Core i5 CPU is the best CPU value in the industry.
Meanwhile the very popular Core i7 model offers great bang for the buck with a big performance boost for only a moderate increase in price. Core i7 CPUs have been our #1 sellers among Intel CPUs, and that tradition may continue with this great new generation.
Choice of DDR4-3200 or DDR5-4800 memory
- Base memory: 16GB DDR4-3200
- Memory capacity: 128GB (4 DIMM slots)
- Typical configuration: 32GB (best buy)
- Optional: DDR5-4800, 87% higher bandwidth
- DDR5 memory requires optional DDR5 motherboard
Ultra-fast Samsung NVMe SSDs
Samsung 980 PRO NVMe
- Capacities: 250GB / 500GB / 1TB / 2TB
- Up to 7000 MB/s read, 5100 MB/s write
- Up to 1 million IOPS (I/O Operations Per Second)
NVMe SSDs bypass the SATA bus and connect directly to the CPU or chipset via four dedicated PCI Express 4.0 lanes. The result is up to 12X the performance of SATA SSDs for sequential reads and writes, and up to 8X the I/O operations per second. Interface: PCI Express 4.0 x4, M.2 socket.
In 2009, Digital Tigers was first in the industry to ship SSD drives standard in desktop workstations. We've shipped thousands of systems since with Intel and Samsung SSDs, and only one has ever failed in customer hands.
Standard / optional operating systems
- Windows 11 Pro 64-bit (standard)
- Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
- Windows 11 Pro for Workstations 64-bit
- Windows Server Standard or Essentials 2019/2016
- Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS
- Multiple OS instances or multiple OS via VirtualBox or VMWare Player
Industry-leading multi-monitor software
UltraView Desktop Manager 2.0 software:
14 industry-leading features for power users
- Updated for Windows 10 and 8.1
- See feature list on right column of this page
Elegant, sound-dampened tower case and silent fans
- Silent operation with sound-dampened side panels, ultra-quiet fans
- Choice of two award-winning tower cases with minimalist design
- R6 USB-C premium silent mid-tower case: includes front drive bay for DVD drive or card reader behind door; 5 front USB ports including USB-C
- RC silent compact micro-tower case: 31% smaller, no front drive bay; 2 front USB ports
Standard 16GB DDR4-3200 MHz memory
- 4 DIMM slots: 2 × 8GB DIMMs in base configuration
- Affordable expansion to 32GB / 64GB / 128GB
- Genuine ASUS motherboard
- #1 motherboard brand for reliability (Hardware.fr study, Dec. 2015)
- Solid-State Drive (SSD) drive certified for 1 million hours
- Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF): 1,000,000 hours
- Operating shock resistance: 1,500 G (0.5 ms)
- No moving parts; silent operation
- Quiet 650W power supply certified for high efficiency
- 80 PLUS Gold efficiency saves energy bills, reduces system heat
- Quiet cooling fan, with low exhaust load due to high efficiency
- High 650W capacity with headroom for expansion, long life
- Built to last, with 100,000 hours MTBF rating
- Active PFC, accepts 100 - 240VAC input power
- Ships with appropriate AC power cable for your country
New! $1,89900 USD
- Qty 2: $1,80400 USD each
- Qty 3+: $1,76600 USD each
- Quick Build & Ship: Yes!
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Call 800.844.3721 for expert technical sales assistance!
- Intel Gold Partner: Digital Tigers has Intel's gold partner designation based on
sales volume and ongoing technical training.
- Expert Support: Support includes direct troubleshooting, where our technicians log into customer systems,
and resolve issues while on the phone with customers.
- Beyond Rocket Science™ Service Commitment
- Junk-Free Guarantee: We install neither adware nor promotional software on any workstation
- Complete system integration combining Stratosphere workstation with Zenview
and UltraFlex multi-screen monitors
D I G I T A L T I G E R S C U S T O M E R S
Updated! UltraView Desktop Manager 2.0 software
Advanced software for managing multiple monitors and creating a personal productivity dashboard via virtual monitors
- All-new Digital Tigers software suite with many new features
- Now supports splitting monitors into smaller virtual monitors
- Create a personal productivity and awareness dashboard out of large, high-resolution monitors and 4K TVs
- Use larger virtual monitors for primary workspace and supporting documents, websites and work email
- Use micro-size virtual monitors for task managers, time management, personal email, instant messaging, social media, Bloomberg TV, streaming media, newsfeeds, security cameras and more
- Never miss anyting important for lack of timely awareness
- Designed for Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 and 8.1
- $9900 USD · Free with Stratosphere Pro Z2
- Learn more: tab on this page · product page
The future of 4K: a personal productivity and awareness dashboard, balancing work and life together
Above: New UltraView 4K UHD curved displays, available in 49-inch and 55-inch sizes
Above: Five virtual monitors created from single 4K UHD monitor, using UltraView Desktop Manager 2.0
To see more examples of what you can now do with a single 4K UHD monitor, see Virtual Monitors: Example Layouts, which shows 55 ways you can carve up a 4K monitor with UltraView Desktop Manager 2.0.
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Mid-tower case options
Below: silent compact mid-tower case (Fractal Define 7 Compact, standard)
Highly recommended for silent operation; noise-damped side panels, 2 silent fans, premium materials; no front bay for DVD drive; 5 front USB ports including USB-C, plus headphone and mic jacks; 32% less volume than deluxe Fractal Define 7 case, 18.66 x 8.27 x 16.81in (HWD)
Below: deluxe mid-tower case (Fractal Define 7, optional)
Highly recommended for silent operation; noise-damped side panels and front door; reversible front door with anodized aluminum cover; front 5.25in bay for DVD / removable drive; 5 front USB ports including USB-C; front audio jacks; 18.70 x 9.45 x 21.54in (HWD)