Intel Core i9-12900KS price finally appears in leaked retail listing

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A recently leaked retail listing has detailed more information about the upcoming Intel Core i9-12900KS, the upcoming special edition version of the Alder Lake flagship. 

This comes from two undisclosed listings found by Twitter user @momomo_us, which can be found by searching for the product code: “BX8071512900KS.” It’s not clear which retailer these listings have been taken from, but @momomo_us has a pretty solid track record when it comes to CPU leaks. Still, take this with a heaping spoon of salt.

According to the listings, the Intel Core i9-12900KS will have a base power of 150W which is 25W higher than the base model. The CPU will also have a Max Turbo of 5.5 GHz. 

As for pricing, it’s listed between $780 (about £577 / AU$1,095) and $792 (about £586 / AU$1,112), which is much higher than the official MSRP. This is likely a placeholder price, as Intel has probably not released any pricing information to retailers - if the listings are even real to begin with, that is.

The Intel Core i9-12900KS was originally revealed at CES 2022, but there’s been no additional information since. Given that the Intel Core i9-12900K, the base version of this processor, is much faster than the Ryzen 9 5900X, it’s not a huge surprise that Intel would want to release a special edition version of it to celebrate its success. 

After all, Team Blue did the same thing with the Intel Core i9-9900KS back in 2019. 

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Allisa James
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Named by the CTA as a CES 2023 Media Trailblazer, Allisa is a Computing Staff Writer who covers breaking news and rumors in the computing industry, as well as reviews, hands-on previews, featured articles, and the latest deals and trends. In her spare time you can find her chatting it up on her two podcasts, Megaten Marathon and Combo Chain, as well as playing any JRPGs she can get her hands on.