Intel has unveiled its Ultimate Core i9-12900KS processor. Like the Core i9-9900KS at one time, in fact, we have an overclocked regular flagship Core i9, that is, in this case, the Core i9-12900K.
Only if the latter has the maximum frequency at which one core can work reaches 5.2 GHz, then for the Core i9-12900KS it is already 5.5 GHz! We haven’t seen such high frequencies out of the box in processors for a long time. The maximum frequency of small cores has been increased to 4 GHz, and all large cores can operate at 5.2 GHz, which is also a lot.
True, even the Core i9-12900K under load can consume an incredible 300 watts, and what indicators such an overclocked CPU will have is anyone’s guess. But, for example, the previously overclocked to 5.3 GHz Core i9-12900K showed power consumption at 400 watts.
Interestingly, at the demonstration of Intel itself, no one saw the same peak 5.5 GHz. An Intel spokesman also noted that the new processor will begin shipping to PC makers this quarter, but we were not told anything about retail sales at all.