Intel announces 5.5GHz Core i9-12900KS CPU

At CES 2022, Intel revealed its teased 12th Generation, limited edition CPU that can boost one of its cores up to 5.5GHz. It’s going to be part of the so-called KS series and its actual name is Core i9-12900KS.

Intel announces a 12th Gen, 5.5GHz-capable CPU

During the announcement, Intel showcased a demo of a configuration running Hitman 3 and the CPU maintained a solid 5.2GHz clock speed on all of its 8 performance cores. Of course, just like the standard Core i9-12900K, this one also has a set of 8 power-efficient E-cores. However, no additional info regarding temperatures or power draw was given.

Initially, the CPU will be available to OEMs only and later on will be available for purchase by the end users. No specific time frames were given either.

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