12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900KS desktop processor

The World's fastest desktop processor.1

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Game without limits.

An innovative processor architecture paired with Intel’s highest clock speeds yet allow you to max out your game settings while secondary apps run uninterrupted in the background.

Up to 5.5GHz Max Clock Speed2

16 Cores

8 Performance-cores

8 Efficient-cores

24 Threads

16 on Performance-cores

8 on Efficient-cores

Unlocked and overclockable3

Divide and conquer.

Intel's new performance hybrid architecture integrates two core families into a single CPU, keeping everything in your gaming universe running smoothly.4

Intel® Thread Director

Prioritizes and manages workloads, sending tasks to the best core for the job.5

8 Performance-cores

P-cores are built for performance across single and lightly-threaded workloads, enhancing activities like gaming and productivity.

8 Efficient-cores

E-cores are optimized for multi-threaded performance, minimizing interruptions from secondary tasks.

Performance beyond the cores.

The new processor architecture is also compatible with the latest platform innovations, giving you performance improvements throughout your PC.

PC setup

Ready for what's next

Support for PCIe Gen 5 and DDR5 for high-performance components like memory and graphics.

Best-in-class connectivity

Thunderbolt™ 4 and Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) deliver fast transfer speeds and connections to peripherals.6

Streamlined overclocking

Separate overclocking controls for both types of cores gives you nuanced personalization.

GX6 case

Featured PC

Raptor™ Z55

Our all time most popular, designed for mid-range gaming and other high demand applications. Featuring the all new Intel® i9-12900KS processor.

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1 Max Turbo Frequency is the maximum single-core frequency at which the processor is capable of operating using Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and, if present, Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 and Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost. Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost (Intel® TVB) is a feature that opportunistically and automatically increases clock frequency above single-core and multi-core Intel® Turbo Boost Technology frequencies based on how much the processor is operating below its maximum temperature and whether turbo power budget is available. The frequency gain and duration is dependent on the workload, capabilities of the processor and the processor cooling solution. For more details on Core i9 12900KS specifications, refer to ark.intel.com Intel® Core™ i9-12900KS is a special edition of Intel® Core™ i9-12900K, with even better frequencies.

2 On performance cores. Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more at www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex.

3 Unlocked features are present with select chipsets and processor combinations. Altering clock frequency or voltage may void any product warranties and reduce stability, security, performance, and life of the processor and other components. Check with system and component manufacturers for details.

4 Not available on certain 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors. Performance hybrid architecture combines two new core microarchitectures, Performance-cores (P-cores) and Efficient-cores (E-cores), on a single processor die. Select 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors (certain 12th Gen Intel® Core™ i5 processors and lower) do not support performance hybrid architecture, only P-cores.

5 On select SKUs only; requires OS enablement. Built into the hardware, Intel® Thread Director is provided only in performance hybrid architecture configurations of 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors; OS enablement is required. Available features and functionality vary by OS.

6 Visit www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex (connectivity) for more details.

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