Intel Launches The Core i9 12900KS At Up To 5.5GHz Alder Lake

Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 28 March 2022 at 09:23 AM EDT. 26 Comments
Intel today announced the Core i9 12900KS as "the world's fastest desktop processor" with a 5.5GHz maximum turbo frequency.

The Intel Core i9 12900KS is quite similar to the existing flagship Core i9 12900K "Alder Lake" processor but now has a 5.5GHz maximum turbo frequency with Intel Thermal Velocity Boost. The i9-12900KS has a 150 Watt processor base power rating. Like the i9-12900K, the i9-12900KS is a 16 core / 24 thread part and supports up to DDR5-4800 / DDR4-3200 memory, and compatible with existing ZZ690 motherboards.

The Core i9 12900KS will be available starting 5 April with a recommended customer price of $739 USD.

More details on this new processor over at
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