Is the Core i9-12900KS Intel’s answer to Ryzen with 3D V-Cache?

Over the past years information marketed some special and limited edition processors as the Core i7-8086K and Core i9-9900KS, very commercial operations and little substance. In the first case, we were dealing with an ad hoc model to celebrate 40 years of the 8086 processora version of the more popular 8700K capable of going up to 5 GHz single-core instead of stopping at 4.7 GHz. a highly selected version of the 9900K operate at 5 GHz in loads capable of loading all eight cores present.

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GOOD, according to some rumors, KS operation can repeat with Core i9-12900KS, special and selected version of the 12900K. A CPU that could respond to Ryzen with the V-Cache 3D, to the predicate of increasing the performance of the current 5000 models thanks to the integration above the chiplet of an SRAM to increase the L3 cache enormously. Last year, AMD said a Ryzen 9 5900X prototype with 3D V-Cache could achieve 15% higher average performance in 1080p gaming, with 25% peaks, compared to a typical Ryzen 9 5900X.

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The Core i9-12900KS should try to fight back to retain performance leadership in gaming – today in Intel’s hands, but with the new Ryzen poised to overtake – thanks to an “all-core boost” frequency (for P-cores) of 5.2 GHz, about 200 MHz higher to that accessible with the current 12900K (although in truth it most often stops at 4.9 GHz). Rumor has it that these select samples are already in the hands of partners for stability and support testing.

The Core i9-12900KS could be unveiled at CES 2022 in Las Vegas in direct response to AMD’s announcements. For the moment more a hypothesis than a certainty, continue to follow us for any evolution.

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