Intel Core i9-12900KS has debuted as the new, top-end work area processor from the chipmaker to take on AMD. Intel claims that its new contribution is the “world’s fastest desktop processor” — capable of delivering up to 5.5GHz max turbo frequency. Technically, the Intel Core i9-12900KS is an unlocked version of the existing Core i9-12900K. It has the same 16-core design along with 24 threads that were available on the regular flagship Core i9 processor. Nonetheless, Intel has overhauled the base capacity to 150W from 125W accessible on the Core i9-12900K to convey a quicker clock speed on up to two centers.
Intel Core i9-12900KS cost, accessibility
Intel Core i9-12900KS cost begins at $739 (generally Rs. 56,100), and the new processor will be available from April 5. Insights regarding the India valuing of the Core i9-12900KS will be accessible at a later stage.
Last year, Intel Core i9-12900K was sent off at a beginning cost of $589 (generally Rs. 44,700).
Intel Core i9-12900KS specifications
Reported at CES 2022 in January, the Intel Core i9-12900KS is planned as an exceptional release processor, designated at devotees and gamers who are hoping to “maximize performance” on their PCs. The processor is capable of hitting up to 5.5GHz on up to two cores, which is faster than the maximum clock speed of 5.2GHz available on the regular 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900K processor.
Alongside the new max turbo frequency, the Core i9-12900KS comes with Intel Thermal Velocity Boost technology that helps enable overclocking alongside maintaining the processor’s temperature. The new chip also has Intel Adaptive Boost Technology to improve gaming performance by allowing higher multi-core turbo frequencies, the company said.
Intel has offered its 16-core design on the Core i9-12900KS that brings eight P-cores and eight E-cores — just like the Core i9-12900K.
Intel Core i9-12900KS also incorporates support for up to DDR5 4800 MT/s and DDR4 3200 MT/s. Further, it is compatible with existing Z690 motherboards and includes support for PCIe Gen 5.0 and 4.0.
By bringing the Core i9-12900KS, Intel is basically giving proficient gamers another decision. The new processor, in any case, has AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X3D as a contender that is coming in April itself. AMD is projecting the new Ryzen model as the “world’s fastest gaming CPU”, though it is claimed to have a maximum boosted clock speed of 4.5GHz, which is less than the 5.5GHz top speed available on the Intel model.
The AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D, nonetheless, accompanies a recently planned 3D-stacking V-Cache innovation that conveys a L3 reserve of up to 96MB. This is not normal for the Core i9-12900KS which has a 30MB cache.
Having said that, we’re yet to see the real-world performance of both processors to understand how good they could be for their target audiences.