The planned release of the Intel Core i9-12900KS chip claims to be the fastest gaming CPU and, as it turned out, for a reason: in the Geekbench 5 benchmark, it overtook the Core i9-12900K, which is currently the fastest gaming CPU.
Many technical characteristics of the Core i9-12900KS model are already known: the base clock speed is 3.4 GHz, peak – 5.2 GHz for all productive cores together and 5.5 GHz for one of the fastest core. This is 200 MHz higher than that of the Core i9-12900K, which means that the new processor should show higher numbers in tests. And so it happened: in Geekbench 5 single-core tests , the Core i9-12900KS processor showed from 2080 to 2101 points, and in multi-core tests from 18,962 to 19,010 points. Testing was conducted on a system with an ASUS ROG Strix Z690-F Gaming WiFi motherboard, 32 GB DDR5-4800 memory and running Windows 11 Home.
In single-core performance, the new chip outperformed the Core i9-12900K by 4.1% and was ahead of the Ryzen 9 5950X by a whopping 23.4%. In multi-core tests, the new product was 11% ahead of the Core i9-12900K and 14.7% ahead of the Ryzen 9 5950X. The Core i9-12900KS was able to even come close to the 24-core monster AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X (19,878 points), losing only 4.6% to it.
Judging by preliminary data, the retail price of the new Intel flagship may come close to $800. On the Bottom Line Telecommunications retailer page, the Core i9-12900KS processor (item BX8071512900KSP5) appeared with a price tag of $791.74 – for comparison, the same seller offers the “basic” Core i9-12900K for $628.05, that is, the difference will be about 26% for 11% increase in multi-core performance.