The Intel Core i9-12900KS has recently appeared on Newegg in the US, priced at $799, which is $210 more than the Core i9-12900K. Many have speculated that this move means Intel will soon release the Core i9-12900KS. Since the Core i9-12900KS was confirmed at the CES 2022 show at the beginning of the year, Intel has not set a specific release time.
Recently, Intel officially issued an announcement that the Core i9-12900KS will be showcased at the “Intel Talking Tech” live event on April 5, 2022, at 12:00 pm PT.
Like the Core i9-12900K, the Core i9-12900KS is equipped with 8 Performance Cores based on the Golden Cove architecture and 8 Efficient Cores based on the Gracemont architecture, with 16 cores and 24 threads, it is configured with 30MB of L3 cache and 14MB of L2 cache. Its P-Core base clock is 3.4 GHz, the boost clock is 5.5 GHz, the clock of the E-Core has also been determined, with a base clock of 2.5 GHz and a boost clock of 4.0 GHz, which is 100 MHz higher than the Core i9-12900K. According to the information provided on the Newegg page, the PL1 of the Core i9-12900KS will be increased from 125W to 150W, but the PL2 will remain at 241W, not the rumored increase to 250W or 260W.
Intel uses the exclusive Enhanced Thermal Velocity Boost (ETVB) technology on the Core i9-12900KS to achieve higher clock, but no specific details have been disclosed yet. Presumably, it will likely increase the core voltage of the Core i9-12900KS. Some motherboard manufacturers have provided new BIOS for their products to support the new technology adopted by the Core i9-12900KS.