Intel Core i9 12900KF 3.2GHz (5.2GHz max clock speed), 16 Cores (8 Performance-cores, 8 Efficient-cores), 24 Thread (16 on Performance-cores, 8 on Efficient-cores) CPU, Socket LGA 1700, 30MB SmartCache, 125W TDP, BX8071512900K. Retail box does not include fan, heatsink or thermal paste.
Built for the next generation of gaming.
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.
8 on Efficient-cores
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.
Prioritises and manages workloads, sending tasks to the best core for the job.3
P-cores are built for performance across single and lightly-threaded workloads, enhancing activities like gaming and productivity.
E-cores are optimised for multi-threaded performance, minimising interruptions from secondary tasks.
Performance beyond the cores.
The new processor architecture is also compatible with the latest platform innovations, giving you performance improvements throughout your PC.
Support for PCIe Gen 5 and DDR5 for high-performance components like memory and graphics.
Thunderbolt™ 4 and Intel® Killer™ Wi-Fi 6/6E (Gig+) deliver fast transfer speeds and connections to peripherals.4
Push past the limit with overclocking.
Increase processing power by fine-tuning your system to run your processor at higher settings2 to improve frame rates and achieve smoother gameplay. Separate overclocking controls for both types of cores gives you nuanced personalisation.
2. Unlocked features are present with select chipsets and processor combinations. Altering clock frequency or voltage may void any product warranties and reduce stability, security, performance, and life of the processor and other components. Check with system and component manufacturers for details.
3. Intel® Thread Director is designed into 12th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and helps supporting operating systems to more intelligently channel workloads to the right core. No user action required. See intel.com for details.
4. Visit intel.com/performanceindex (connectivity) for more details.
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12th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 Processors
Products formerly Alder Lake
# of Performance-cores
# of Efficient-cores
Max Turbo Frequency
Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 Frequency*
Performance-core Max Turbo Frequency
Efficient-core Max Turbo Frequency
Performance-core Base Frequency
Efficient-core Base Frequency
30 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Total L2 Cache
Processor Base Power
Maximum Turbo Power
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type)
Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s
Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s
Max # of Memory Channels
Max Memory Bandwidth
Direct Media Interface (DMI) Revision
Max # of DMI Lanes
PCI Express Revision
5.0 and 4.0
PCI Express Configurations*
Up to 1x16+4, 2x8+4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
Max CPU Configuration
Thermal Solution Specification
45.0 mm x 37.5 mm
Intel® Gaussian & Neural Accelerator
Intel® Thread Director
Intel® Deep Learning Boost (Intel® DL Boost)
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported*
Intel® Speed Shift Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0*
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology*
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology*
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)*
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)*
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)*
Instruction Set Extensions
Intel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Intel® Volume Management Device (VMD)
Security & Reliability
Intel® AES New Instructions
Intel® OS Guard
Execute Disable Bit*
Intel® Boot Guard
Mode-based Execute Control (MBE)
Intel® Control-Flow Enforcement Technology
All information provided is subject to change at any time, without notice. Intel may make changes to manufacturing life cycle, specifications, and product descriptions at any time, without notice. The information herein is provided "as-is" and Intel does not make any representations or warranties whatsoever regarding accuracy of the information, nor on the product features, availability, functionality, or compatibility of the products listed. Please contact system vendor for more information on specific products or systems.
* This feature may not be available on all computing systems. Please check with the system vendor to determine if your system delivers this feature, or reference the system specifications (motherboard, processor, chipset, power supply, HDD, graphics controller, memory, BIOS, drivers, virtual machine monitor-VMM, platform software, and/or operating system) for feature compatibility. Functionality, performance, and other benefits of this feature may vary depending on system configuration.