The Intel Core i9-12900KS is on Newegg in the US, Priced at $799
Intel has confirmed at the CES 2022 show at the beginning of the year that it will launch the Core i9-12900KS, which is a product designed for high-end enthusiasts and overclocking enthusiasts. Although Intel has not yet confirmed the release date of the Core i9-12900KS, users have already placed orders to get the product before, but retailers have subsequently removed the product.
The Core i9-12900KS is currently available in Newegg in the US, priced at $799, which is $210 more than the Core i9-12900K.
This means that it is very close to the time when Intel officially releases the Core i9-12900KS.
Core i9-12900KS continues the basic framework of Core i9-12900K. It is also equipped with 8 performance cores (Performance Core) based on the Golden Cove architecture and 8 energy efficiency cores (Efficient Core) based on the Gracemont architecture, with 16 cores and 24 threads, it is configured with 30MB of L3 cache and 14MB of L2 cache.
The Newegg page brought some information that was missing from the Core i9-12900KS in the past, and some of the information was different from what we had learned before. While PL1 will increase from 125W to 150W, PL2 will remain at 241W, not 250W or 260W. In addition, the 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.
To reach higher frequencies, Intel uses the exclusive Enhanced Thermal Velocity Boost (ETVB) technology on the Core i9-12900KS, however, no specific details were disclosed, and it is likely to increase the core voltage of the Core i9-12900KS. Some motherboard manufacturers have provided new BIOS to support the new technology adopted by the Core i9-12900KS.