The forthcoming Intel Core i9-12900K CPU continues to be the subject of leaks. Even though the chips haven’t been formally revealed, a Reddit member was able to purchase a few of them earlier this week.
Micro Center’s retail page now includes information on the flagship Alder Lake CPU (via The Verge). According to the description, the chip will cost $670 and will begin arriving on November 4, 2021.
The Core i9-12900K offers a 3.2GHz regular clock and a 5.2GHz turbo speed, according to the listing. It has 16 cores, 24 threads, and 30MB of L3 cache, according to reports. The spec sheet lists a thermal power of 125W, DDR5 memory support, and PCIe Gen 5 capability. Intel Z690, Intel H670, Intel B660, and Intel H610 motherboards will all support the flagship processor.
“12th Gen Intel Core i9-12900K unlocked desktop processor. Featuring Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 and PCIe Gen 5.0 & 4.0 support, DDR5 and DDR4 support, unlocked 12th Gen Intel Core desktop processors are optimized for enthusiast gamers and serious creators and help deliver high performance overclocking for an added boost. Thermal solution NOT included in the box. Compatible with 600 series chipset based motherboards.”Based from the product listing via micro center
The information in this listing corresponds to prior leaks as well as Intel’s official preview of its Alder Lake CPUs in August 2021 at the company’s Architecture Day.