Intel’s 5.5 GHz Core i9-12900KS Alder Lake CPU now available for preorder, ships in March

Published: 17th Feb 2022, 09:30 GMT   Comments

Intel i9-12900KS with a 5.5 GHz clock goes on preorder

A US-based retailer already takes preorders for the upcoming Intel Core CPU.

At ShopBLT two listings of the Core i9-12900KS CPU can be found. The retailer offers the CPU on a tray for 780 USD and an unspecified model labeled ‘P5’ for 792 USD. Typically Intel either offers trays of CPUs for OEMs/system integrators who simply do not need the packaging or boxed editions for individual customers.

Both offers appear to indicate that Core i9-12900KS will become available in three weeks, at most. One of the 12900KS listings has an ETA of 3 weeks while the other mentions March 3rd as a possible availability late.

Intel Core i9-12900KS Pricing, Source: ShopBLT

Over Twitter, @momomo_us has further information on the CPU’s base clock as well as its maximum turbo power. It appears that this pre-binned chip will not only have a 300 MHz higher boost clock of 5.5 GHz compared to the original 12900K SKU but also a 200 MHz higher base clock of 3.4 GHz.

Moreover, it is said that the base power (PBP/PL1) will be increased from 125W to 150W and maximum power (MTP/PL2) will go up to 260W. This is respectively an increase of 25W and 19W.

Intel Core i9-12900KS is the upcoming flagship Alder Lake-S processor with full 8 Efficient and 8 Performance cores and a total of 24 threads. As the retailer listing suggests, this SKU will cost more than the original model, however, one could argue that 780 USD is simply too much, considering that many i9-12900K CPUs can offer similar performance once overclocked. The benefit of using a KS-series CPU is that factory specs do not void the warranty, which is not the case with any other Alder Lake CPUs.

Intel 12th Gen Core Series “Alder Lake-S”
VideoCardzCores/ThreadsE-CoresP-coresL2 + L3iGPUPBP / MTPMSRP
i9-12900KS
 
8P+8E/24T
TBC3.4 / 5.5 GHz14 + 30MBUHD770150 / 260WTBC
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: ShopBLT




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