The unlocked i9-12900KS is now the top best gaming processor available in the market. With 16 cores (eight Performance-cores and eight Efficient-cores) and 24 processor threads with up to 5.5 GHz max turbo frequency. The 150W processor base power with 30MB Smart Cache is architect in the best ever way to adopt more gaming power and performance.
The technical Key features and capabilities of the i9-12900KS are :
Up to 5.5 GHz max turbo frequency with Intel Thermal Velocity Boost. Intel Adaptive Boost Technology for improved gaming performance by opportunistically allowing higher multi-core turbo frequencies. Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s and DDR4 3200 MT/s support. 16 cores (eight P-cores and eight E-cores), 24 threads, 150W processor base power, 30MB Intel Smart Cache, and PCIe Gen 5.0 and 4.0 support. This special edition processor is finally available starting April 5 at price tag of $739.
Earlier Core i9-12900K was launched, the difference between the Core i9-12900K and Core i9-12900KS is the power (watt), which is increased to 150W and hence allowing it to boost to 5.5GHz core frequency. In comparison, the 12th Gen Core i9 can hit up to 5.2GHz with a 125W power draw.