Intel Core i9-12900KS 5.5 GHz Alder Lake CPU now available on Newegg for 799 USD

Published: Mar 25th 2022, 07:46 GMT   Comments

The flagship Alder Lake desktop CPU costs 799 USD

The missing specs have now been confirmed.

Intel Core i9-12900KS CPU, Source: Newegg

Newegg is the biggest US retailer yet to begin the sale of Intel’s Core i9-12900KS SKU, the new 16-core desktop CPU for the LGA1700 socket. This provided us with all the missing details on this flagship Alder Lake desktop processor specs, such as the base clock speeds. According to the listing, the base clock of Efficient cores is 2.5 GHz, while boost is 4.0 GHz. This means that the KS variant of the 12900K CPU has 100 MHz faster Efficient cores.

For Performance cores, we are looking at 200 MHz higher base clock (3.4 GHz) and 300 MHz higher turbo at 5.5 GHz (Thermal Velocity Boost). Finally, Newegg appears to claim that MTP (Maximum Turbo Power/PL2) is 241W, not 250W as previously mentioned.

Intel Core i9-12900KS CPU, Source: Newegg

The early listing at Newegg indicates a very close launch date, possibly even today (we do not have a confirmed launch date). More importantly, the CPU has a price of 799 USD, which is 210 USD more than the original version. This SKU might be a good choice among those looking for the best performance out of the box without a need to tinker with the clocks.

Intel 12th Gen Core Series “Alder Lake-S”
VideoCardzCores/ThreadsE-CoresP-coresL2 + L3iGPUPBP / MTPMSRP
2.5 / 4.0 GHz3.4 / 5.5 GHz14 + 30MBUHD770150 / 241W$799
2.4 / 3.9 GHz3.2 / 5.2 GHz14 + 30MBUHD770125 / 241W$589
2.4 / 3.9 GHz3.2 / 5.2 GHz14 + 30MB125 / 241W$564
1.8 / 3.8 GHz2.4 / 5.1 GHz14 + 30MBUHD77065 / 202W$489
1.8 / 3.8 GHz2.4 / 5.1 GHz14 + 30MB65 / 202W$464

Source: Newegg via @momomo_us

Comment Policy
  1. Comments must be written in English and should not exceed 1000 characters.
  2. Comments deemed to be spam or solely promotional in nature will be deleted. Including a link to relevant content is permitted, but comments should be relevant to the post topic. Discussions about politics are not allowed on this website.
  3. Comments and usernames containing language or concepts that could be deemed offensive will be deleted.
  4. Comments complaining about the post subject or its source will be removed.
  5. A failure to comply with these rules will result in a warning and, in extreme cases, a ban. In addition, please note that comments that attack or harass an individual directly will result in a ban without warning.
  6. VideoCardz has never been sponsored by AMD, Intel, or NVIDIA. Users claiming otherwise will be banned.
  7. VideoCardz Moderating Team reserves the right to edit or delete any comments submitted to the site without notice.
  8. If you have any questions about the commenting policy, please let us know through the Contact Page.
Hide Comment Policy