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Intel’s unlocked Core i9-12900KS processor claims to be the “world’s fastest desktop processor” with 5.5GHz speeds

Intel has officially announced its new Core i9-12900KS processoran unlocked version of it Flagship Core i9-12900K That pushes the maximum increased clock speed even higher to 5.5GHz for what the company calls “the world’s fastest desktop processor” and “the ultimate gaming experience.”

The Core i9-12900KS has a lot in common with the hardware of its predecessors, including the same 16 cores (split between eight performance cores and eight efficient cores) and 24 threads and 30MB of L3 cache memory. But Intel has upped the base power from 125W to 150W and allows the Core i9-12900KS to run unlocked, allowing it to reach up to 5.5GHz on up to two cores (compared to the maximum speed of 5.2GHz on the regular i9-12900K). .

For those keeping track at home, AMD Even recently claimed the title of “World’s Fastest Gaming CPU” earlier in March when it announced the availability of its new Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor. Like Intel, AMD offers a beefed-up version of its older model (in this case, the Ryzen 7 5800), although AMD differentiates itself by introducing new 3D V-Cache technology to deliver speeds that it says could surpass the core i9-12900K.

The Ryzen 7 5800X3D is significantly cheaper than the Core i9-12900KS, priced at $449 compared to Intel’s $739 sticker price. But Intel makes AMD solid on sheer processing speed — the Ryzen 7 5800X3D only touts a maximum increased clock speed of 4.5GHz, compared to the 5.5GHz maximum speed on Intel’s new chip.

How the Ryzen 7 5800X3D performs against the newly announced Core i9-12900KS will have to wait until both chips arrive in April and can be put to the test head to head. AMD will also get another shot at the crown later this year, if its Ryzen 7000 desktop chips coming in the second half of 2022.

The Core i9-12900KS will be available starting April 5th at a suggested retail price of $739. That’s a significant increase over the $589 suggested price for the Core i9-12900K, which is nearly impossible to find even at Intel’s suggested price (most retailers today are asking at least $600, if not more, for the Core i9-12900K). In other words, you should probably expect to shell out some extra cash beyond that $739 figure for the Core i9-12900KS when it arrives next month.

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