A few weeks ago some rumors came to light that spoke about the launch of an Intel Core i9-12900KS with 5.2GHz multi-core boost, and now Intel confirmed said rumor, also adding the information that it will have a 5.5GHz single-core boost, crazy for factory settings.
— Intel Technology (@IntelTech) January 3, 2022
The 12th #IntelCore processors. Gen are topping the Best CPU charts and are widely available to gamers and enthusiasts. And we are not done yet. Next stop: Up to 5.5GHz.
The image revealed by Intel through Twitter shows a HWInfo window where we see that all its P cores reach a 5.2GHz boost, and also one core reaches 5.5GHz, as indicated in the text of the tweet. For comparison, the i9-12900K features 5.1GHz multi-core boost and 5.2GHz single-core boost, so the difference in multi-core won’t be that great, but it will be on single-core.
High-performance cores aren’t the only ones getting boosts. The high-efficiency cores are also boosted from 3.9GHz to 4.0GHz, adding a bit more multi-core performance, so it will certainly be an interesting CPU for those looking for the best of the best.
A factor to take into account with this Core i9-12900KS will be its consumption. The standard i9-12900K draws around 300W and in some cases even more, so this factory overclocked model will exceed 300W with no problem. This will not only require a motherboard with good VRMs, but it will also require a good cooling system as it is not easy to dissipate so much heat.
Intel is expected to announce this i9-12900KS during its CES press conference tomorrow, and it will hit the market around March. We will keep you updated on the news, so stay tuned to HD Tecnología.