Intel Core i9-12900KS reportedly hitting retail for $780

The Intel Core i9-12900KS it has been spotted by a retailer or distributor, who puts a $780 price tag on it.

Intel Core i9-12900KS listed for $780

The Intel Core i9-12900KS It is the first CPU in the series. Alder Lake that comes unlocked and pre-binned, which was presented in society during the last CES in January. From the CES 2022 To this day, we have no official news about the launch of this model, but information is beginning to appear on a trickle.

Apparently, retailers and distributors already have this chip ready to start distributing and selling it in stores. The first product listed is codenamed ‘BX8071512900KS’. What we don’t know is where those listings come from, and if the corresponding taxes are applied.

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According to the source information @momomo_usthe processor would have an increased TDP value, which would go from 125W of 12900K until the 150W TDP of the model 12900KS. The increase in power consumption is linked to the clock speed that this model is capable of reaching, which is 5.5 GHz with a single core. The increase in clock speed over the 12900K is 300 MHz on a single core. However, the listed price of $780 and $792 corresponds to a 27% increase in value over the 12900K.

The price of this model will most likely be cheaper when it officially launches in the coming weeks, but they give us an idea of ​​​​how much it will cost and that its launch seems close. We will keep you up to date with all the news.