Intel Core i9-12900KS was announced by the company at CES 2022. The 12th generation Intel Core ‘Alder Lake’ processor offers a clock speed of 5.5 GHz on a single core. The new Intel Core i9-12900KS is also capable of running 5.2 GHz across all cores while doing heavy multicore tasks, according to the company. It is Intel’s first special edition desktop processor since the Core i9-9900KS in 2019 and will be available to manufacturers in the first quarter of 2022, according to the company.
The new processor unveiled by Intel is similar to the Core i9-12900K processor and sports eight performance cores and eight efficiency cores. Alder Lake’s new 12th generation Intel Core i9-12900KS processor delivers up to 40% better performance from one generation to the next, according to the company. The company also hosted a live demonstration of the processor running Hitman 3 at CES 2022, where the processor was shown to maintain a clock speed of 5.2 GHz across all eight performance cores. Intel has yet to reveal details on exactly how much power the new Intel Core i9-12900KS will use, or the cost of the processor.
Intel Core i9-12900KS is specially designed for high performance, and this Special Edition chip follows the Intel Core i9-9900KS processor launched at Computex 2019. Readers may recall that the 10nm Intel Core ‘Ice Lake’ processor 9th generation offered users the option of increasing the processor to 5.0 GHz on all cores. Unlike its predecessor, the new Core i9-12900KS offers a 5.5 GHz clock boost on a single core and the ability to maintain 5.2 GHz on all cores, especially during gaming.
According to the company, the new Intel Core i9-12900KS processor will be available to manufacturers in the first quarter of 2022. Meanwhile, like the previous Intel Core i9-9900KS special edition processor, customers should also be able to purchase the processor in outlets. sale. The Core i9-12900KS will compete with AMD’s new Ryzen 7 5800X3D which was also unveiled at CES and outperformed the Intel Core i9-12900K in some gaming benchmarks.
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