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Intel Core i9-12900KS benchmark puts it ahead of the i9-12900K by over 10%

Geekbench results of the Core i9-12900KS have recently been spotted, and as expected, they are slightly above what we would expect from the original i9-12900K/KF chips. Overall, single-core performance seems to have improved by about 5%, but the multi-core score gains over the original i9 chip are over 10%.

The first Geekbench 5 result of the Core i9-12900KS was shared by @Benchleaks, but since then, two more entries have been spotted. Compared to the i9-12900K, the KS variant offers higher clock frequencies at the cost of increased power consumption. As per rumours, the PBP and PL2 for the Core i9-12900KS are set at 150W (+25W) and 260W (+19W), respectively.


As expected, the higher clock frequencies would lead to more performance. Thanks to the +300MHz boost clock of the i9-12900KS, this chip outperforms the original i9-12900K by about 5%. In the multi-core test, the pre-binned processor, which was 11% faster than the K variant, scored close to a 28C/56T Xeon W-3275M.

We still don't know when Intel will release the Core i9-12900KS, but it shouldn't take long. There are already numerous listings of this processor, so we should see it available in the coming weeks.

KitGuru says: Would the difference in performance shown in Geekbench be enough to justify the price difference between the i9-12900K and the i9-12900KS? How much more over the i9-12900K would you be willing to spend to get the i9-12900KS?

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