The largest American retailer of computer components Newegg is preparing to sell the flagship 16-core processor Intel Core i9-12900KS. The novelty appeared in the store’s assortment along with a price of $ 799 and previously unknown properties.
In particular, the store states that the base frequency of the energy-efficient cores of the Core i9-12900KS is 2.5 GHz. In turbo mode, it increases to a value of 4.0 GHz. In both cases, that’s 100 MHz more than the regular Core i9-12900K.
The processor’s performance cores have a base frequency of 3.4 GHz, which is 200 MHz higher than that of the Core i9-12900K. In the automatic overclocking mode with the participation of Thermal Velocity Boost technology, the clock frequency of the chip can be increased up to 5.5 GHz, which is 300 MHz higher than its predecessor.
The store has also clarified the information on the energy consumption display Core i9-12900KS. Maximum turbo output (MTP/PL2) is 241W, not 250W as previously rumored. The processor base performance (PL1) has a nominal power consumption of 150 W.
The appearance of the chip in the assortment of the Newegg store may mean its upcoming official release. It might happen today. With a price of $799, the novelty is $210 more expensive than the Core i9-12900K.