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INTEL CORE i9 12900KS

INTEL CORE i9 12900KS Alder Lake CPU Review

In some ways, Core i9-12900KS is Intel’s answer to the Ryzen 7 5800X3D’s gaming performance – it’s essentially a cherry-picked Core i9-12900K with a massive peak boost frequency of 5.5GHz. Cherry picking never comes cheap, though. Speed binning only results in a small number of chips that are capable of having all their parts enabled …

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INTEL CORE i9 12900k

INTEL CORE i9 12900K Alder Lake CPU Review

It’s no secret that Intel struggled to match AMD’s 16-core mainstream desktop CPUs with its previous mainstream offerings and had to completely rethink its approach to CPU design to beat the likes of the Ryzen 9 5950X. The answer was to mix different types of cores to boost lightly threaded and multi-threaded performance. By combining …

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Intel Core i7 12700k

INTEL CORE i7-12700K Alder Lake CPU Review

With the advent of Intel’s Core i9 brand, Intel’s Core i7 CPUs have often struggled to find their place, and we initially thought the Core i7-12700K would find this tricky, given the awesome performance of the cheaper Core i5-12600K. With its various mixes of performance-focused P-Cores and energy-efficient E-Cores, though, Intel has more ways to …

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INTEL CORE i5-12600K

INTEL CORE i5-12600K Alder Lake CPU Review

Historically, Intel’s Core i5 CPUs were usually the best bang-per-buck options for building an affordable, but still powerful PC, but the situation has been quite different since AMD’s Ryzen 5 chips came on the scene. Thankfully, the Core i5-12600K brought that status back to Intel, and with some considerable style too. It cost far less …

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