Chip-maker Intel announced the availability and price of the world’s fastest desktop processor that can deliver up to 5.5 GHz max turbo frequency.
Intel said the 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900KS processor will be available beginning April 5 with a starting price of $739.
It can be found at retailers worldwide as a boxed processor and integrated into systems from Intel’s channel and OEM partners.
The 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900KS processor delivers up to 5.5 GHz max turbo frequency with Intel Thermal Velocity Boost and features Adaptive Boost Technology to provide the ultimate gaming experience.
“Based on Intel’s 12th Gen performance hybrid architecture, this processor can hit 5.5 GHz on up to two cores for the first time, giving the most extreme gamers the ability to maximize performance,” said Marcus Kennedy, general manager of gaming, creator and esports Segment at Intel.
The 12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900KS processor offers 16 cores, 24 threads, 150W processor base power, 30MB Intel Smart Cache and PCIe Gen 5.0 and 4.0 support.
The Intel chipset is compatible with existing Z690 motherboards, allowing gamers enthusiasts to take performance to the next level.