Intel Launches Its Fastest Desktop Processor
Intel announced full details and availability for the new 12th Gen Core i9-12900KS, the processor the company claims to be the world’s fastest desktop processor. It delivers up to 5.5 GHz max turbo frequency in spec with Intel Thermal Velocity Boost and features Adaptive Boost Technology (ABT) to provide the ultimate gaming experience.
“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.
The unlocked i9-12900KS processor is targeting enthusiasts and gamers who want the fastest processor available. With 16 cores (eight Performance-cores and eight Efficient-cores), 24 threads, up to 5.5 GHz max turbo frequency, 150W processor base power, and 30MB Smart Cache, it should be the best solution for more gaming power and performance, the company said. This special edition processor will be available beginning April 5 with a recommended customer price starting at $739. It can be found at retailers worldwide as a boxed processor and integrated into systems from Intel’s channel and OEM partners.