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Intel announces its fastest desktop processor: the unlocked I9-12900KS

Today, Intel announced all the details and availability of what the company claims is the world’s fastest desktop processor: the Intel Core i9-12900KS. Aimed at enthusiasts, creators and gamers, it has a maximum turbo frequency of 5.5GHz and features Intel Thermal Velocity Boost Technology and Intel Adaptive Boost Technology (ABT).

Compared to the newly released i9-12900KS, the i9-12900K released in October of last year can only go up to 5.3GHz. The Intel Core i9-12900KS will start being available at global retailers on April 5th at $739 worldwide the scientist . The i9-12900K was priced at $589 at launch.

The unlocked i9-12900KS has 16 cores (eight performance cores and eight effective cores) and 24 threads. It has 30MB Intel Smart Cache, support for PCIe Gen 5.0 and 4.0, and a 150W core processor. The chipset will be compatible with the current Z690, but the company recommends flashing the BIOS for the best experience. Supporting speeds of up to 4800MT/s at DDR5 and 3200MT/s. in DDR4.

Intel continues to push the boundaries of desktop gaming with the new 12th Generation Intel Core i9-12900KS processor. Based on Intel’s 12th generation performance hybrid architecture, this processor can clock in at 5.5GHz on up to two cores for the first time, giving the most extreme gamers the ability to maximize performance,” said Marcus Kennedy, General Manager Games and Creators. and esports… on Intel, in a press release.

The 12th generation Alder Lake processors are based on the new Intel 7 process and are the first to use Intel’s new hybrid architecture, meaning they require the latest Z690 motherboards.

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All Alder Lake CPUs, such as the Intel Core i9-12900KS, use a combination of high-performance “Golden Cove” cores and energy-efficient “Gracemont” cores to use depending on the tasks the processor performs.