The new 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900KS

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    The world’s fastest desktop processor1. It delivers up to 5.5 GHz max turbo frequency  in spec with Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost and features Intel® Adaptive Boost Technology (Intel® ABT) to provide the ultimate gaming experience.

    • Up to 5.5 GHz max turbo frequency with Intel Thermal Velocity Boost.
    • Intel Adaptive Boost Technology for improved gaming performance by opportunistically allowing higher multi-core turbo frequencies.
    • 16 cores (eight P-cores and eight E-cores), 24 threads, 150W processor base power, 30MB Intel Smart Cache, and PCIe Gen 5.0 and 4.0 support.
    • Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s  and DDR4 3200 MT/s support.
    • Chipset compatible with existing Z690 motherboards with latest BIOS recommended for the best gaming experience.
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    The unlocked i9-12900KS processor is the ultimate processor for enthusiasts and gamers who want the fastest processor available. With 16 cores (eight Performance-cores and eight Efficient-cores) and 24 threads, and up to 5.5 GHz max turbo frequency, 150W processor base power and 30MB Intel® Smart Cache for even more gaming power and performance.


    Built into the hardware, Intel® Thread Director is provided only in performance hybrid architecture configurations of 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors; OS enablement is required. Available features and functionality vary by OS.


    Based on its max turbo frequency of 5.5 GHz, which is the highest for any desktop processor

    Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors

    Performance results are based on testing as of dates shown in configurations and may not reflect all publicly available updates

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