Intel Core i9-12900KS CPU with cores up to 5.5GHz announced

At CES 2022, Intel has announced its 12th Generation, limited edition CPU that can boost one of its cores up to 5.5GHz. It will be part of the so-called KS series and its actual name is Core i9-12900KS.

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During the announcement, Intel showcased a demo of a configuration running Hitman 3 and the CPU maintained a solid 5.2GHz clock speed on all of its 8 performance cores. Of course, just like the standard Core i9-12900K, this one also has a set of 8 power-efficient E-cores. However, no additional info regarding temperatures or power draw was given.

As for availability, the CPU will be accessible to OEMs only and will later be made available for purchase by the end users. No specific time frames were given either.

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