Intel unveils 739 flagship Core i9 12900KS up to 55GHz
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Intel unveils $739 flagship Core i9-12900KS up to 5.5GHz

Intel has officially presented the new flagship chip Core i9-12900KS. The manufacturer calls it “the fastest processor in the world”. It is based on selected Alder Lake crystals that offer a higher level of automatic overclocking compared to the Core i9-12900K model. Powered by Thermal Velocity Boost and Intel Adaptive Boost Technology Core i9-12900KScan automatically overclock to 5.5GHz.

    Image source: Intel

Image source: Intel

The Core i9-12900KS features 8 high-performance P cores and 8 energy-efficient E cores with support for 24 virtual threads. The base frequency of large cores is 3.4 GHz. On one core, the processor can automatically overclock to a frequency of 5.5 GHz. At the same time, automatic overclocking is declared for all 5.2 GHz cores. Energy-efficient chip cores work in the 2.5 to 4.0 GHz range. To the Core i9-12900KS14 MB L2 cache and 30 MB L3 cache are claimed. The chip’s PBP (PL1) and MTP (PL2) power consumption values ​​are 150 and 241 W, respectively. The processor is equipped with an integrated Intel UHD Graphics 770 graphics core.

Like other models in the Alder Lake series, the Core i9-12900KS is said to support DDR5-4800 and DDR4-3200 RAM as well as PCIe 5.0 and PCIe 4.0 interfaces.

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Image source: VideoCardz

The Core i9-12900KS will go on sale on April 5th. The suggested price is $739.

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