12th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-12900K desktop processor
Revolutionary performance and multitasking.
With the highest clock speeds and a groundbreaking new architecture, you’ll be able to push your gameplay to new heights while secondary apps run seamlessly in the background.
- 5.2 GHz Max Clock Speed1
- 16 Cores
- 8 Performance-cores/8 Efficient-cores
- 24 Threads
- 16 on Performance-cores
- 8 on Efficient-cores
- Unlocked and overclockable2
Single P-core Max/Base clock speed: 5.2/3.2 GHz
Single E-core Max/Base clock speed: 3.9/2.4 GHz
Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0
Processor base power: 125W
Intel® Smart Cache: 30MB
Motherboard compatibility: 600 series3
Total CPU PCIe lanes: 20
Memory speed: DDR5
Divide and conquer.
Intel’s new performance hybrid architecture integrates two core families into a single CPU, keeping everything in your gaming universe running smoothly.
8 Performance-cores – P-cores are built for performance across single and lightly-threaded workloads, enhancing activities like gaming and productivity.
8 Efficient-cores – E-cores are optimized for multi-threaded performance, minimizing interruptions from secondary tasks.
Intel® Thread Director -- Prioritizes and manages workloads, sending tasks to the best core for the job.4
Performance beyond the cores.
The new processor architecture is also compatible with the latest platform innovations, giving you performance improvements throughout your PC.
Ready for what’s next – Support for PCIe Gen 5 and DDR5 for high-performance components like memory and graphics.
Best-in-class connectivity –Thunderbolt™ 4 and Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) deliver fast transfer speeds and connections to peripherals.5
Streamlined overclocking – Separate overclocking controls for both types of cores gives you nuanced personalization.