Where to buy Intel Core i9-12900K(KF): Release date, price, & pre order

Taking a look at the Intel Core i9-12900 & i9-12900K processors specifications, where to buy the Intel i9 CPUs, the price, and pre order options

Where to buy Intel Core i9 12900 i9 12900k Release date price pre order

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Update – 27/10/2021 – Amazon US is now listing the Intel Core i9-12900K for pre order!

Update – 27/10/2021 – Amazon UK is now listing the Intel Core i9-12900K and i9-12900KF processors: Intel Core  i9-12900K, Intel Core  i9-12900KF.

Intel is about to introduce Alder Lake to the world, with their 12th gen processors bringing the big/little hybrid architecture to the desktop world. We are going to be looking at where to buy Intel’s flagship CPUs – the Core i9-12900 and Core i9-12900K, the release date, specifications, and price.

Intel Core i9-12900K & i9-12900KF release date

The release date for the Intel Core i9-12900 and 12900K is set for the 4th of November. We assume they will release the three main SKUs first (i9-12900K, i7-12700K, and i5-12600K), with the rest following in 2022. We believe pre orders start from the 27th of October, indicating the launch is very close.

Intel Core i9-12900K(KF) specifications

Let’s take a closer look at what we can expect from the Intel Core i9-12900K.

Intel Core i9-12900K –

  • Base Clock – 3.2 GHz
  • Max Boost – 5.3 GHz
  • 30 MB L3 Cache
  • 16/24 threads

Other CPUs in the Alder Lake lineup:

Intel Core i9-12900K(KF) price & pre order

Until the launch, there are no official prices across any of the SKUs but for budding buyers who miss out on the initial stock, you should be able to pre order the i9-12900(K) from all the major retailers.

We believe the Intel i9-2900K processor will be more expensive than the 11th gen counterpart. This is obviously down to it featuring more cores and in theory, should be faster too, making the pricing a little easier to stomach.

We expect the Intel Core i9-12900K to cost around $600-$700.

Where to buy Intel Core i9-12900K(KF) CPUs – US

All the Intel Core i9-12900K where-to-buy links for the major retailers in the US will be listed below. Remember, demand is likely to be exceptionally high for these – meaning, you’ll have to get in early if you want to secure an Alder Lake CPU.

Amazon US – Intel Core i9-12900(K) CPU listings, pre order, & prices

Best Buy – Intel Core i9-12900(K) CPU listings, pre order, & prices

Where to buy Intel Core i9-12900(K) CPUs – UK

All major UK retailers will stock the Intel Core i9-12900K Alder Lake processors and we will be continually updating this list with all the links we find.

Amazon UK – Intel Core i9-12900(K) CPU listings, pre order, & prices

Scan – Intel Core i9-12900(K) CPU listings, pre order, & prices

Overclockers – Intel Core i9-12900(K) CPU listings, pre order, & prices

Ebuyer – Intel Core i9-12900(K) CPU listings, pre order, & prices

Currys – Intel Core i9-12900(K) CPU listings, pre order, & prices

Novatech – Intel Core i9-12900(K) CPU listings, pre order, & prices

Where to buy Intel Core i9-12900(K) CPUs – Canada

Just like everywhere else, major retailers in Canada are yet to post Intel Core i9-12900K listings live yet. However, you can rest assured that when they do, we’ll have all the best places linked below.

Amazon CA – Intel Core i9-12900(K) CPU listings, pre order, & prices

Where to buy Intel Core i9-12900(K) CPUs – France

Where to buy Intel Core i9-12900(K) CPUs – Germany

Where to buy Intel Core i9-12900(K) CPUs – Spain

Where to buy Intel Core i9-12900(K) CPUs – Italy