The other day, new information about Intel’s flagship processor, the Core i9-12900KS, leaked to the network. This is a 16-core, 24-thread Alder Lake-S processor with increased clock speed and power, which in theory should compete with the upcoming AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D. Thanks to the lucky one who received the yet unreleased “stone” from Intel, we managed to find out the results of testing the new product.
Runs in Cinebench R23 revealed some characteristics of the Core i9-12900KS: the maximum frequency is 5.5 GHz when loading two high-performance cores and 5.2 GHz when loading all high-performance cores. The maximum frequency of energy-efficient cores reaches about 4 GHz. CPU-Z data confirms an increase in PL1 TDP to 150W, which is 25W more than the predecessor Core i9-12900K.
In single-core mode, the test result was 2162 points, in multi-core mode – 29,164 points. A detailed comparison shows that the Core i9-12900KS is 29.6% faster than the Ryzen 9 5950X in single-core testing and 9.7% faster in multi-core testing. But you need to take into account the fact that the Intel chipset worked with a more powerful DDR5-6200 class RAM at 32-38-38-76, while AMD had DDR5-4400 36-36-36-72 on board.
There is no official information about the release date and approximate cost of the Intel Core i9-12900KS yet.