Intel has taken to Twitter to tease the next clocked i9 12900K. If previous precedent is something to go by, the chip in query ought to obtain Core i9 12900KS branding. With a lift clock of as much as 5.5 GHz, such a chip would positively point out that Intel’s 10nm (Sorry, Intel 7) course of is now working very effectively, and people years of 10nm memes are effectively and actually previously.
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Intel’s tweet features a screenshot that exhibits one of many CPU cores clocked at 5.5 GHz with the remainder of the P cores clocked at 5.2 GHz. The E cores seem like clocked at 4.0 GHz. This compares to the usual 12900K, which is ready to enhance to five.2 GHz on one or two cores and as much as 5.0 on all cores, with its E cores coming in at 3.9 GHz.
It’s vital to notice that the screenshot solely exhibits the present CPU clocks. Though the 7-zip benchmark that’s getting used is lively and loading up the CPU, a pinch of salt remains to be required, not less than till we see how the chip behaves over an entire long run benchmark run, and never only one snapshot of it.
Whereas the 12900K is a robust chip, it isn’t recognized for beautiful energy effectivity when beneath an all core load. It carries a PL2 energy ranking of 241W, so we will anticipate the 12900KS to surpass this. If it’s a extremely binned die, the distinction is probably not loads, but when Intel is simply brute forcing non binned dies to achieve larger clocks, then that PL2 studying may push nearer to 300W. We’ll have to check this for ourselves if we will get one into our sizzling little palms.
Energy apart, A 12900KS could be a mega gaming CPU and in case you’re constructing a high shelf gaming rig with one thing like a 3090 Ti Kingpin, then the 12900KS might be going to be the CPU that you simply’d use to energy your rig, most likely with a customized water loop to maintain all of it buzzing alongside. Overclocked in fact!
This isn’t the primary time we’ve had a tease of the 12900KS. The builders of the AIDA64 software program suite included a specific mention of the chip within the changelog for its Dec 22 beta.
We are able to anticipate Intel to point out off the 12900KS and loads of different tasty tech at its CES press event.