Intel’s latest processor is here. Powered by Intel’s 12th-gen Alder Lake, the latest processor from Intel is dubbed Core i9-12900KS and it is certainly the world’s fastest desktop processor offering a max turbo frequency of up to 5.5GHz. Let’s check out more about it.
Intel Core i9-12900KS Pricing and Availability
The Intel Core i9-12900KS has arrived with a price tag of $739 with the first sale commencing on April 5th. It is roughly around INR 56,200/- in India although the pricing might vary. You can get it pre-built on the PCs or get a standalone processor for use. The earlier model i9-12900K gets a price tag of $610 from Best Buy.
Intel Core i9-12900KS Specifications
Intel Core i9-12900KS sports a 16-core setup carrying eight performance cores and eight efficient cores with 24 threads. It has a max turbo frequency of up to 5.5GHz. There’s a 150W processor base power along with a 30MB Intel Smart Cache. The chipset su[ports Adaptive Boost Technology for improved gameplay as the processor is made keeping gamers in mind. It has PCIe Gen 5.0 and 4.0 onboard along with 3200 MT/s and DDR5 4800 MT/s RAM. It is fully compatible with Z690 motherboards.
The processor uses Adaptive Boost Technology from Intel to allow multi-core turbo frequencies. It creates the best-overclocked performance experience and can hit the 5.5GHz frequency of up to two cores for the very first time. This maximizes the performance considerably according to Marcus Kennedy, the GM of Gaming, Creator & Esports Segment at Intel.