Intel went to CES 2022 and unveiled the new Core i9-12900KS, one of its most powerful desktop CPUs that ever existed.

During the said tech show, competitor AMD demoed its latest Ryzen 7 5800X3D, which slightly beat Intel’s current best, the i9-12900K, in terms of gaming benchmarks. Didn’t want to be outshined, Intel pulled out a surprise and also showcased the unreleased Intel Core i9-12900KS.

As per the company, the Core i9-12900KS can achieve an impressive 5.5GHz boost clock on a single core out of the box. What’s more, it can achieve a sustained speed of 5GHz on multi-core tasks.

The company demoed its prowess while running Hitman 3.


It’s said that this powerful CPU has already entered production as it prepares to release it to its OEM customers in the next two months.

The word “S” in the name means that it’s a Special Edition model. As if chip shortages are not a big issue already, Intel will only produce a limited amount of this CPU.

Intel ran the tests with the HWInfo monitoring utility. You can check the figures below.


It looks like a rushed demo as Intel is yet to announce the official price and the cooling system required for it to work. More details about this processor should be out soon.

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