According to Intel, the company’s new Core i9-12900KS processor with a stunning 5.5 GHz frequency is the fastest desktop processor in the world.
Intel is set to launch the world’s fastest and best desktop chip on April 5, less than a week from now. A chip that will not be cheap at all because the company has set a price close to $ 740. When Intel unveiled the processor, it claimed to be the fastest desktop processor in the world. This chip is called Core i9-12900KS, where the letter “S” stands for “Special Edition”.
But what makes the Core i9-12900KS so attractive and special? Just like the K model, this processor uses 16 hardware cores, including 8 powerful cores and eight low-power cores. In addition to these 16 cores, 24 strings are also considered to get things done as fast as possible. The third level cache size of this chip reaches a total of 30 MB to see one of the best processors in the world.
Of course, Intel does not consider this processor one of the best. The American company says that the Core i9-12900KS is the best desktop processor in the world by overclocking this processor from 5.2 GHz to 5.5 GHz and consuming 150 watts of power; Not just one of the best! Of course, this is not the whole story. AMD, Intel’s main competitor, recently claimed that the company’s Raizen 7 5800X3D chip, which is priced at just $ 450, has the fastest cores in terms of gaming, and with its advanced 3D V-Cache can even outperform the Core i9-12900K. Fail. Of course, Intel has more evidence to prove its claim, and that is the maximum frequency of the Core i9-12900KS, which reaches 5.5 GHz, while the maximum frequency of the cores in the rival chip is only 4.5 GHz.
The fact that we used the word “only” for 4.5 GHz does not mean that it is low; Incidentally, with the same frequency, everything can be done in the fastest possible time, but compared to the frequency that the rival processor, the Core i9-12900KS can reach, it is not very high.
Now with the two companies’ claims about the hardware power of their processors, we have to wait and see which side the benchmarks endorse. AMD will launch new Zen 4 Series Raizen 7000 chips in the second half of 2022, which is said to be a very ideal choice for professional users. Of course, as mentioned, Intel sells its processor for $ 740, which is about $ 300 more than the powerful AMD chip, and this price gap will definitely make users consider various factors when buying.