Recommended CPU Cooler for Intel Core i9-12900K

The Intel Core i9-12900K (Amazon/B&H/Newegg) is Intel’s flagship Alder Lake-S desktop processor released in late 2021. Intel Core i9-12900K has 16 cores and 24 threads, one of the best CPUs for gaming. In order to max use of Intel Core i9-12900K, you’d better get a powerful cooler for Intel Core i9-12900K. We have tested and reviewed latest CPU coolers, and below are top recommended ones for Intel Core i9-12900K:
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Recommended Motherboard for Intel Core i9-12900K

The Intel Core i9-12900K (Amazon/B&H/Newegg) is Intel’s flagship 12th Gen Alder Lake-S desktop processor released in the second half of 2021. Intel Core i9-12900K is a great CPU for gaming. Looking for recommended Z690 motherboards for i9-12900K ? We have tested and reviewed latest motherboards, and below are top recommended ones for Intel Core i9-12900K:

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Intel Core i9-12900K is Up to 36% Faster in Cinebench R20 with “Maximum Turbo Power” Mode

Intel is now moving away from TDP nomenclature in favor of PBP and Maximum Turbo Power (MTP), previously referred to as PL2. According to Lenovo China Gaming Desktop Product Planning Manager Wofstame, he has just leaked the performance of Intel Core i9-12900K in Lenovo Legion 9000K desktop PC.

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Intel Announced 12th Gen Core Alder Lake-S CPUs with DDR5 and PCIe Gen5 support


  •  Intel launches the first products in the 12th Gen Intel® Core™ family, including Intel Core i9-12900K, the world’s best gaming processor1; preorders start today with availability starting Nov. 4.
  • New performance hybrid architecture delivers leaps in multi-threaded performance, enabling up to 2 times faster content creation compared to prior generation2.
  •  Six desktop processors launched today lead the industry with the transition to DDR5 memory and PCIe 5.0 connectivity to enhance gaming and creator experiences.
  • The 12th Gen Intel Core processor family is the first on Intel 7 process, delivering superior performance for every computing segment.


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Price & Specs of Intel Alder Lake-S CPUs: i9-12900K (F), i7-12700K (F), i5-12600K (F)

Ahead of official launch, the price and specs of upcoming 12th Gen Intel Alder Lake-S desktop processors now leaked online.

Intel Core i9-12900K (Amazon/B&H/Newegg) featuring 16 cores (8 Performance and 8 Efficient) and 24 threads will carry a boost clock up to 5.2 GHz, there is no Thermal Velocity Boost according to the official slide deck. This CPU will cost 589 USD, which is an increase of 50 USD over Core i9-11900K at launch. The KF variant which lacks integrated UHD Graphics 770 based on Xe architecture will cost 564 USD, 51 USD over the predecessor.
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US Price for Intel Core i9-12900K, i7-12700K Leaked !

According to Microcenter, the upcoming 12th Gen Alder Lake-S flagship Core i9-12900K will retail at 669.99 USD, while the i7-12700K CPU will cost 549.99 USD. Both are a lot more expensive than the Intel Rocket Lake series at launch.

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Leaked Real World Pictures of Intel Core i9-12900K and i5-12600K

Zhihu user DDAA117 has leaked first real world pictures of upcoming Intel 12th Gen Alder Lake-S desktop processors: Core i9-12900K and Core i5-12600K.

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Intel Core i9-12900K Overclocked to 5.2 GHz Outperforms Ryzen 9 5950X in CPU-Z Multi-thread Test

According to Bilibili user 热心市民描边怪, he published the results of the upcoming Alder Lake Core i9-12900K with all ‘big’ cores overclocked to 5.2 GHz. In the CPU-Z benchmark, the Core i9-12900K scored 851 points in the single-thread test and 11987 points in the multi-thread. This is the first time i9-12900K has outperformed AMD’s Ryzen 9 5950X in the multi-thread test.

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Confirmed: Intel Alder Lake Announcement & Pre-orders on October 27th, Release Date on November 4th

According to Wccftech, Intel is set to announce Alder Lake desktop processors on October 27th, and pre-orders opens at the same day. Furthermore, the product reviews and sales (so the actual hard launch) are now scheduled for November 4th.

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Intel Core i9-12900K, i7-12700K, i5-12600K Listed at Dutch Amazon

The 12 Gen Alder Lake-S desktop processors now already leaked at has listed Core i9-12900K, Core i7-12700K, Core i5-12600K on their page.

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