Intel Core i9-12900K Alder Lake CPU specs leak online

BySean Endicottlast updated

Intel Core i9-12900K Alder Lake CPU specs leak online

The specs of the upcoming Intel Core i9-12900K have appeared on a retail listing.

What you need to know

Leaks continue to appear for the upcoming Intel Core i9-12900K CPU. Earlier this week, a Reddit user managed to purchase a couple of the chips even though they haven't been officially announced. Now, a retail listing from Micro Center includes details of the flagship Alder Lake processor (via The Verge). The listing suggests that the chip will cost $670 and start shipping on November 4, 2021.

According to the listing, the Core i9-12900K has a 3.2GHz operating frequency and a turbo speed of 5.2GHz. It's said to have 16 cores, 24 threads, and 30MB of L3 cache. The spec table shows a thermal power of 125W, support for DDR5 memory, and PCIe Gen 5. The flagship processor will be compatible with the Intel Z690, Intel H670, Intel B660, and Intel H610 motherboards.

Sean Endicott is the news writer for Windows Central. If it runs Windows, is made by Microsoft, or has anything to do with either, he's on it. Sean's been with Windows Central since 2017 and is also our resident app expert. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at

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