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Core i9 12900KS release date, price & where to buy

We take a look at the i9-12900KS, Intel’s response to the 5800X3D and its 3D V-cache - release date, price, specifications and more importantly, where to buy it.

Updated: Apr 5, 2022 11:07 am
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Looking for the Core i9-12900KS price? Or maybe you’re just looking for the i9 12900KS release date? Well, you’re in the right place.
The i9-12900KS is Intel’s brand new 12th gen launch, bringing never before seen default clock speeds to the CPU market. The i9-12900KS features many new features and advancements, such as tweaks to its P and E core architecture to allow greater efficiencies and speeds. Here’s our Core i9 12900KS where to buy article.

Latest: Intel Core i9-12900KS dubbed “World’s fastest desktop processor” by Intel. and is set to release around 2PM BST 5 April.

The 12900KS will be retaining the LGA 1700 socket, so if you already own a 12th gen CPU and are looking for an upgrade, this should be a great option. Let’s take a look at when exactly the 12900KS hits the market and where you can get it from. 

Looking for the best 12th gen motherboard? we have a ‘best 12th gen motherboard article‘.

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Intel Core i9 12900KS release date 

The Core i9-12900KS will be released on April 5 2022. 

Intel announced on Twitter they will be building four PCs with the 12900KS and speaking about it and its 12th gen family on April 5 at 12 PM PT. 

Intel will be discussing the CPU on its Talking.Tech live stream over on Twitch, and you can tune in yourself if you’re interested.  

Intel Core i9 12900KS price

The i9-12900KS will retail at $799.

A recent post on Newegg suggests that the 12900KS will retail at $799 and gives us never before seen information surrounding the CPU’s specifications. 

Intel Core i9 12900KS newegg listing

Considering that the 12900KS is likely the direct competitor to the 5800X3D it’s priced at almost double. Is boasting a 5.5GHz boost speed enough to warrant an almost four-digit price tag? 

Core i9-12900KS – where to buy?

We’ve done all the hard work for you, with a list of all the places you can find a Core i9-12900KS.

i9 12900KS: where to buy (US)

i9 12900KS: where to buy (UK)

i9 12900KS: where to buy (Canada)

Intel Core i9 12900KS Specifications 

The specifications of the 12900KS are pretty impressive, boasting a vast improvement to both P-core and E-core boost and base speeds. 

The full specifications of the 12900KS can be found below: 

  • P-cores: 8
  • E-cores: 8
  • Threads: 24
  • P-core clock speed: 3.4 / 5.5 (GHz)
  • E-core clock speed: 2.5 / 4.0 (GHz)
  • L2 cache: 14MB
  • L3 cache: 30MB
  • Base CPU power: 150W
  • Max turbo power: 241W
  • iGPU: UHD770

Intel i9-12900KS has increased clock speeds by 100 MHz for E -cores and around 200 to 300 MHz for P -cores. The CPU tops out at 5.5 GHz on boost frequencies, as well as higher base power requirements of 150W.

Whether you’re looking for the i9 12900KS release date or the i9 12900KS price, we hope you found what you’re looking for. The i9-12900KS seems to be a favourable contender against the 5800X3D, could this be the win that Intel so desperately needs? We’ll know more when we get our hands on it. 

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