The first test of upcoming Intel’s 12th Gen Core S flagship Alder Lake-S processor i9-12900KS now spotted at Geekbench. It shows 10% faster than Core i9-12900K in Multi-core performance. Intel Core i9-12900KS is the upcoming pre-binned desktop CPU based on Alder Lake architecture. This processor features 16 cores and 24 threads with a maximum boost clock of up to 5.5 GHz. In terms of power, the new 12900KS chip has an increased base power to 150W and for turbo state to 260W.
According to Geekbench, Intel Core i9-12900KS scores 2080 to 2101 points in single-core and 18962 to 19010 points in multi-core Geekbench V5 tests:
The i9-12900KS is 5% faster in single-core than the K-variant. In terms of multi-core performance, the CPU obviously fails against Threadripper and Xeon Workstation CPUs but outperforms the 12900K SKU by 10%.