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Intel introduced the Core i9-12900KS. Intel lays claim to the fastest PC CPU ever made.

The Intel Core i9-12900KS is Intel’s answer to the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, which was recently introduced by competitor AMD.

The processor is based on the Alder Lake architecture and a 10 nm format. The chipset has 16 cores running up to 24 threads. The clock speed caps at 5.5 GHz, which is higher than most other desktop processors.

DDR5 and DDR4

In addition, the Intel Core i9-12900KS processor supports DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0. The latter allows the model to quickly exchange data with the components of the system wherein it runs. The Intel Core i9-12900KS will be available in early April.

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