The unlocked i9-12900KS processor is the ultimate processor for enthusiasts and gamers who want the fastest processor available. With 16 cores (eight Performance-cores and eight Efficient-cores) and 24 threads, and up to 5.5 GHz max turbo frequency, 150W processor base power and 30MB Intel® Smart Cache for even more gaming power and performance.
Intel Core i9-12900KS 12th Gen 16 Core Max Turbo 5.5 GHz Alder Lake Processor | BX8071512900KS
Hybrid Core Design
Background tasks are handled by the processor's Efficient-cores for multitasking while the Performance-cores provide the speed to handle high-end games and demanding applications.
Intel Thread Director
The Intel Thread Director is built into the CPU's cores, working with the operating system to ensure each of the 24 threads are assigned to the right core at the right time.
Thermal Velocity Boost
Intel Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB) technology unlocks extra CPU performance when thermal headroom and turbo power budget are available. So long as the CPU temperature is below a certain threshold, the clock frequency may be temporarily increased when there is a sudden spike in CPU utilization, which can potentially avoid slowdowns.
PCIe 4.0 & 5.0
This processor supports up to four PCIe 4.0 and sixteen PCIe 5.0 lanes, delivering 20 lanes in total for exceptional data throughput with compatible devices.
Driven by Intel Xe architecture, the integrated Intel UHD 770 Graphics delivers fast, rich 3D performance for high-quality visuals with support for either one 7680 x 4320 resolution 8K monitor or up to four 3840 x 2160 resolution 4K displays with high dynamic range.
Intel Deep Learning Boost
Accelerates AI inference to improve performance for deep learning workloads.
Gaussian & Neural Accelerator 3.0
Gaussian and Neural Accelerator 3.0 (GNA) technology helps with noise suppression while enhancing background blurring during video chats.