Intel's upcoming flagship processor Core i9-12900KS promises to offer record performance due to its 'up to' 5.5 GHz boost, but that performance will come at the expense of record power consumption. According to a new leak from @momomo_us, the CPU will consume up to 260W, a record for Intel's mainstream desktop platforms. The CPU will be available in early March, according to a U.S. retailer.
Intel's Core i9-12900KS features high-performance Golden Cove cores clocked at 3.50 GHz to 5.50 GHz and will have a processor base power (PBP) of 150W, which is already 25W higher than the regular Core i9-12900K. Unsurprisingly, the i9-12900KS will also have a higher maximum thermal power (MTP) that stretches up to 260W in max turbo mode, according to @momomo_us, who typically fetches data from various hardware makers. By contrast, the regular model comes with an MTP of 241W.
Anton Shilov is a Freelance News Writer at Tom’s Hardware US. Over the past couple of decades, he has covered everything from CPUs and GPUs to supercomputers and from modern process technologies and latest fab tools to high-tech industry trends.