The processor has 16 cores, including 8 performance cores and 8 efficient cores, as well as 24 threads and 30MB of l3 cache. The Core i9-12900K, which is currently up to date, has the same specifications.
Intel has upgraded from the current processor, so the Core i9-12900KS “Special Edition” will have a clock speed of 5.5GHz (up to two cores) instead of 5.2GHz, while consumption will increase from 125 to 150 watts.
Up to 5.5 GHz max turbo frequency.
— Intel News (@intelnews) March 28, 2022
The Intel Core i9-12900KS will hit the market on April 5 and is expected to cost at least $739. That is a very high price, even for a processor that can potentially take the title of the fastest in the world.
Until benchmark tests confirm this, AMD boasts that the company’s Ryzen 7 5800X3D is the world’s fastest gaming processor, with a price tag of $449.