Intel today unveiled their all-new 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900KS, and it’s claimed to be the world’s fastest desktop processor, delivering up to 5.5-GHz max turbo frequency. This unlocked processor is aimed at enthusiasts and gamers alike who just want the fastest processor available. Featuring 16 cores (8 Performance-cores + 8 Efficient-cores), 24 threads, 150W processor base power and 30MB Intel Smart Cache for even more gaming performance.
Other features include Intel Adaptive Boost Technology for improved gaming performance by allowing higher multi-core turbo frequencies when needed, up to DDR5 4800 MT/s + DDR4 3200 MT/s support, and a chipset that is compatible with existing Z690 motherboards using the latest BIOS recommended for the best gaming experience. Available April 5th, priced from $739 USD.
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Intel continues to push the envelope for desktop gaming with the new 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900KS processor. Based on Intel’s 12th Gen performance hybrid architecture, this processor can hit 5.5 GHz on up to two cores for the first time, giving the most extreme gamers the ability to maximize performance,” said Marcus Kennedy, general manager of Gaming, Creator & Esports Segment at Intel.