Intel officially shows Alder Lake processor core frequency up to 5.5GHz

Earlier reports indicated that Intel is preparing the Core i9-12900KS, which has 8 performance cores based on the Golden Cove architecture (Performance Core) and 8 energy efficiency cores based on the Gracemont architecture (Efficient Core), with 16 cores and 24 threads, up to 30MB of L3 cache and 14MB of L2 cache. While maintaining the Core i9-12900K configuration, after special selection and optimization, the core frequency of Core i9-12900KS will be further increased, and its core frequency will be higher than the existing flagship product Core i9-12900K.

Recently, Intel officially shared a screenshot showing that an Alder Lake processor single-core turbo frequency reached 5.5 GHz. Intel said that the 12th-generation Core desktop processor is among the best in the list of best CPUs and is widely applicable to gamers and enthusiasts. The next target is 5.5 GHz. Although Intel did not specify the model, this is likely to be the Core i9-12900KS that will be released in the future, and it is still being adjusted. It has been reported that the Core i9-12900KS full-core turbo frequency will reach 5.2 GHz, which is 200 MHz higher than the existing Core i9-12900K, an increase of 4%.
At present, Intel’s new generation of Alder Lake platforms has caused a relatively large threat to AMD. With the further popularization of the 12th-generation Core series processors early next year, AMD will release Zen 3 architecture Ryzen desktop processors using 3D vertical cache technology to compete. In order to compete for the CPU performance throne, Intel needs more powerful products, which is one of the reasons for the emergence of the Core i9-12900KS, which is expected to debut in the first quarter of 2022.