ASRock’s latest BIOS features ‘Enhanced Thermal Velocity Boost’ for the upcoming Core i9-12900KS CPU

Published: 6th Jan 2022, 10:05 GMT   Comments

The upcoming Intel Core i9-12900KS flagship Alder Lake processor is to feature ‘Enhanced Thermal Velocity Boost’ according to the latest BIOSes deployed by ASRock. 

Intel Thermal Velocity Boost is a technology that unlocks higher frequency depending on a workload and cooling solution. It increases the core frequency when the processor is in pre-specified temperature or lower, and there is still a turbo boost budget available.

Intel Alder Lake CPUs support Thermal Velocity Boost, which is available as an option through some motherboard BIOSes, however, it is not part of the official specifications, which was the case for the 11th Gen Core series.

According to the latest patches for ASRock Intel 600 series motherboards, an Enhanced Thermal Velocity Boost option is being added specifically for the upcoming Core i9-12900KS processor.

ASRock BIOS with Core i9-12900KS support, Source: ASRock

This SKU has not officially been announced by Intel yet, however, the company teased a new 12th Gen Core KS-Series processor with a max turbo boost up to 5.5 GHz during its CES news conference. According to Intel, this processor will offer an all-core boost at 5.2 GHz (naturally in this case all-core applies to Performance cores only).

Intel Core i9-12900KS teaser, Source: Intel

This flagship desktop part is to ship by the end of this quarter, but sadly only to OEMs. Intel has not declared if this part will ever be available through the DIY market.

Intel 12th Gen Core Series “Alder Lake-S”
VideoCardzCores/ThreadsE-CoresP-coresL2 + L3iGPUPBP / MTPMSRP
i9-12900KS
 
8P+8E/24T
TBCTBC / 5.5 GHz14 + 30MBUHD770TBCTBC
i9-12900K
 
8P+8E/24T
2.4 / 3.9 GHz3.2 / 5.2 GHz14 + 30MBUHD770125 / 241W$589
i9-12900KF
 
8P+8E/24T
2.4 / 3.9 GHz3.2 / 5.2 GHz14 + 30MB125 / 241W$564
i9-12900
 
8P+8E/24T
1.8 / 3.8 GHz2.4 / 5.1 GHz14 + 30MBUHD77065 / 202W$489
i9-12900F
 
8P+8E/24T
1.8 / 3.8 GHz2.4 / 5.1 GHz14 + 30MB65 / 202W$464
i7-12700K
 
8P+4E/20T
2.7 / 3.8 GHz3.6 / 5.0 GHz12 + 25MBUHD770125 / 190W$409
i7-12700KF
 
8P+4E/20T
2.7 / 3.8 GHz3.6 / 5.0 GHz12 + 25MB125 / 190W$384
i7-12700
 
8P+4E/20T
1.6 / 3.6 GHz2.1 / 4.9 GHz12 + 25MBUHD77065 / 180W$339
i7-12700F
 
8P+4E/20T
1.6 / 3.6 GHz2.1 / 4.9 GHz12 + 25MB65 / 180W$314
i5-12600K
 
6P+4E/16T
2.8 / 3.6 GHz3.7 / 4.9 GHz9.5 + 20MBUHD770125 / 150W$289
i5-12600KF
 
6P+4E/16T
2.8 / 3.6 GHz3.7 / 4.9 GHz9.5 + 20MB125 / 150W$264
i5-12600
 
6P+0E/12T
3.3 / 4.8 GHz7.5 + 18MBUHD77065 / 117W$223
i5-12500
 
6P+0E/12T
3.0 / 4.6 GHz7.5 + 18MBUHD77065 / 117W$202
i5-12490F
 
6P+0E/12T
3.0 / 4.6 GHz7.5 + 20MB65 / 117WTBC
i5-12400
 
6P+0E/12T
2.5 / 4.4 GHz7.5 + 18MBUHD73065 / 117W$192
i5-12400F
 
6P+0E/12T
2.5 / 4.4 GHz7.5 + 18MB65 / 117W$167
i3-12300
 
4P+0E/8T
3.5 / 4.4 GHz5 + 12MBUHD73060 / 89W$143
i3-12100
 
4P+0E/8T
3.3 / 4.3 GHz5 + 12MBUHD73060 / 89W$122
i3-12100F
 
4P+0E/8T
3.3 / 4.3 GHz5 + 12MB58 / 89W$97
Pentium G7400
 
2P+0E/4T
3.7 / – GHz2.5 + 6MBUHD71046 / -W$64
Celeron G6900
 
2P+0E/2T
3.4 / – GHz2.5 + 4MBUHD71046 / -W$42

Source: ASRock




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