Intel Core i9 12900k Price, Specs, Release Date And More

    Intel Core i9 12900k, the high-end Core Processing Unit (CPU), is the powerhouse that runs desktops. It functions and operates on the Alder Lake architecture. First announced by Intel in the November of 2021, this powerful processor comes with eight processor cores and eight efficiency cores. 

    Here is everything that you need to know about the Intel Core i9 12900k.

    Release Date

    The release date of the 12900k is set for the 5th of April, 2022. 


    The price of this processor is set to start at $739. 

    Intel Core i9 12900k – CPU Specifications

    This CPU falls under the Alder Lake S series and comes with a clock rate of 3200 to 5200 MegaHertz. Moreover, it also contains a 14 MB level 2 cache and a 20 MB level 3 cache. 

    • Number of Cores

    The processor comes with 16 cores, out of which 8 are performance cores and 8 are efficient cores. The 8 performance cores support Hyperthreading, thus allowing it to use and process twenty-four (24) threads all at once. 

    • Maximum Turbo Frequency

    The processor has can reach up to a turbo efficiency of 5.5 GHz, thus enabling it to operate using the single-core frequency of the Intel Turbo Boost Technology. Moreover, it also supports Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Frequency at 5.20 GHz. This supports a frequency of 5.10 GHz. 

    • Max Turbo Efficiency

    The processor supports a 3.90 GHz of maximum efficiency- core turbo frequency. Its efficient-core base frequency is 2.40 GHz. 

    • Cache

    The total area of fast memory located on this intel CPU is 30 MB. Moreover, it is based on the Intel Smart Cache architecture. Thus, allowing it to share access to the last level cache in a dynamic manner.

    • Processor Base Power

    The Processor Base Power this CPU can handle is 125 Watts. 

    • Maximum Turbo Power

    The Maximum Turbo Power this CPU can handle is 241 Watts.

    Memory Specifications

    The maximum memory size that the processor comes with is 128 GB. It supports the following memory types;

    • Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s
    • Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s

    Its bandwidth operation for real-world applications is a maximum of 2 memory channels, with a maximum memory bandwidth of 76.8 GB/s. Moreover, it also supports Error Correcting Code Memory, which is capable of detecting and correcting common internal data corruption. 

     Processor Graphics

    The processor graphics for this powerhouse are Intel UHD Graphics 770, with a 300 MHz of base frequency. It also comes with a 1.55 GHz of maximum dynamic frequency. 

    The processor graphics support a maximum HDMI resolution of 4096 x 2160 @ 60 Hz, and a maximum DP resolution of 7680 x 4320 @ 60 Hz. 

    Termed as the world’s fastest desktop processor, this 12th generation Intel core processor is catching the eyes of a lot of people. We now have to wait and see if it lives up to the expectations and the hype. 

    Lala Rukh Ramal
    Lala Rukh Ramal
    I am a professional writer who is adept in the field of technology. I like to follow and write about the tech giants like Microsoft, Apple, Google, and more. Mobile phones, laptops, and any hardware - I am interested in all.
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