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Intel Core i9-12900KS Announced at CES With 5.5GHz Clock Speed ​​on Single Core



The Intel Core i9-12900KS was announced by the company at CES 2022. The 12th generation Intel Core ‘Alder Lake’ CPU delivers 5.5GHz boost clock speed on a single core. The new Intel Core i9-12900KS is capable of clocking 5.2GHz on all cores while performing heavy multi-core tasks, according to the company. This is the first special edition processor for desktops from Intel since the Core i9-9900KS in 2019 and will be available to manufacturers in Q1 2022, according to the company.

The new processor unveiled by Intel is identical to the Core i9-12900K CPU and sports eight performance cores and eight efficiency cores. According to the company, the new 12th generation Elder Lake Intel Core i9-12900KS delivers up to 40 percent higher performance over generation. The company also ran a live demo of the CPU running Hitman 3 at CES 2022, where the CPU was shown to maintain a clock speed of 5.2GHz on all eight performance cores. Intel hasn’t yet provided details on how much power the new Intel Core i9-12900KS will draw, or how much the CPU will cost.

The Intel Core i9-12900KS is specifically designed for high performance, and this special edition chip follows the Intel Core i9-9900KS CPU that was launched at Computex 2019. Readers may recall that the 9th Gen Intel Core ‘Ice Lake’ 10nm CPUs offered users. Ability to boost CPU to 5.0GHz on all cores. Unlike its predecessor, the new Core i9-12900KS offers a 5.5GHz boost clock on a single core and the ability to sustain 5.2GHz on all cores, especially while gaming.

According to the company, the new Intel Core i9-12900KS will be available to manufacturers in Q1 2022. Meanwhile, like previous Intel Core i9-9900KS Special Edition CPUs, customers should also be able to purchase the CPU at retail outlets. The Core i9-12900KS will compete with AMD’s new Ryzen 7 5800X3D which was also unveiled at CES and shown to surpass the Intel Core i9-12900K in some gaming benchmarks.

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