We recently learned that Intel’s new flagship twelfth Gen Core i9-12900KS processor will arrive on April fifth. The corporate touts it because the “world’s quickest desktop processor,” and it’ll be one costly chip.
Intel’s Speaking Tech occasion will stream live on Twitch at 12 PM PT, and whereas there shall be loads happening throughout the occasion, lovers will get to construct new PCs with Intel’s new flagship Alder Lake chip. After confirming the KS would debut on April fifth, Intel has shared a full press release with loads of particulars, to not point out the $739 price ticket for its new CPU.
The brand new chip allows as much as 5.5GHz max turbo frequency (on a single core), and Intel claims it’s the quickest desktop processor customers should buy. Not solely does Intel say it’s the “world’s quickest desktop processor,” however they’re pushing it because the “final CPU for lovers” due to these quick speeds.
Whereas Intel’s Core i9-12900KS can attain a prime pace of 5.5GHz on a single core, which is fairly spectacular, that’s only one facet of its pace. This chip options eight efficiency cores operating at 5.2GHz and eight E cores (effectivity cores) operating at 4.0GHz. And whereas that solely nudges the 12900K out by a small margin, it’s nonetheless an enchancment for die-hard lovers.
Quick clock speeds are nice, however how properly the 12900KS performs in real-world apps and video games shall be crucial issue. Properly, that and the worth tag. That’s as a result of AMD’s new Ryzen 7 5800X3D comes out on April twentieth for $449, making Intel’s newest chip considerably costlier.
And whereas Intel says the asking value shall be $739 for the 12 Gen ‘KS’ chip, we’ve already seen Newegg listings asking $799, so we’ll have to attend and see. This new ultra-fast and high-performance desktop processor actually gained’t be low cost. Then once more, it’s an unlocked chip aimed toward lovers.