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Hopper64
Level 15
Any update on this chip as far as release date? Looks to have modest increase in performance over the standard 12900K. Heat is really going to be a problem at 150W. I guess bios update will be needed.
MZ790A Bios 2002, GSkill F5-8000J3848H16GX2-TZRK, 13900KS, EKWB D5 TBE 300, Seasonic Prime TX-1600 ATX 3.0, Asus Strix 4090 w/ Optimus block, Phanteks Enthoo Elite, Asus Claymore 2, Asus Gladius 3, Asus XG349C, Samsung 990, Windows 11 Pro
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bscool
Level 11
Hopper64 wrote:
Any update on this chip as far as release date? Looks to have modest increase in performance over the standard 12900K. Heat is really going to be a problem at 150W. I guess bios update will be needed.


https://www.newegg.com/intel-core-i9-12900ks-core-i9-12th-gen/p/N82E16819118392?Item=N82E16819118392

I have seen some benches from a couple people and so far from what I have seen if you have a decent 12900k or 12900kf no reason to buy the KS.

Silent_Scone
Super Moderator
Higher boost clock is always nice, but the benefit over a K or KF will be marginal. None of these Alderlake chips are particularly eco friendly, so a slight bump in TDP isn't really going to make much difference.
13900KS / 8000 CAS36 / ROG APEX Z790 / ROG TUF RTX 4090

Hopper64
Level 15
My problem is the IMC on the chip that I have currently. Difficult to get memory stability. Kits are ok per memtest86. I was going to try another chip and retest. Silicon lottery of course. I grabbed one of those ks chips at Newegg and I guess they are now gone. Product is not there anymore.
MZ790A Bios 2002, GSkill F5-8000J3848H16GX2-TZRK, 13900KS, EKWB D5 TBE 300, Seasonic Prime TX-1600 ATX 3.0, Asus Strix 4090 w/ Optimus block, Phanteks Enthoo Elite, Asus Claymore 2, Asus Gladius 3, Asus XG349C, Samsung 990, Windows 11 Pro

Hopper64 wrote:
My problem is the IMC on the chip that I have currently. Difficult to get memory stability. Kits are ok per memtest86. I was going to try another chip and retest. Silicon lottery of course. I grabbed one of those ks chips at Newegg and I guess they are now gone. Product is not there anymore.


Personally I would hold off on buying the 12th-Gen KS chip, hoping for golden IMC.

Silicon lottery aside,.. wait for 13th-Gen benchmarks/reviews, perhaps go with Raptor Lake chip vs 12th-Gen KS chip.

Hopper64
Level 15
Still wonder if a bios update is necessary. Can’t find where the is chip has been officially announced.
MZ790A Bios 2002, GSkill F5-8000J3848H16GX2-TZRK, 13900KS, EKWB D5 TBE 300, Seasonic Prime TX-1600 ATX 3.0, Asus Strix 4090 w/ Optimus block, Phanteks Enthoo Elite, Asus Claymore 2, Asus Gladius 3, Asus XG349C, Samsung 990, Windows 11 Pro

Hopper64 wrote:
Still wonder if a bios update is necessary. Can’t find where the is chip has been officially announced.


Wonder the same thing.

When NE announced 4-5 days back KS was available, I ordered it, supposed to be delivered today. Yesterday, my UPS tracker suddenly changed to saying "sender requested return". Now UPS tracker says April 1 delivery; are they joking? NE customer support knew nothing and after 15 minutes on the phone could find no info. A second call finally produced an answer that "an email would be sent explaining the situation".

hdtvnut wrote:
Wonder the same thing.

When NE announced 4-5 days back KS was available, I ordered it, supposed to be delivered today. Yesterday, my UPS tracker suddenly changed to saying "sender requested return". Now UPS tracker says April 1 delivery; are they joking? NE customer support knew nothing and after 15 minutes on the phone could find no info. A second call finally produced an answer that "an email would be sent explaining the situation".



Same here, but nothing was said about an email to explain it. ??? Â*
MZ790A Bios 2002, GSkill F5-8000J3848H16GX2-TZRK, 13900KS, EKWB D5 TBE 300, Seasonic Prime TX-1600 ATX 3.0, Asus Strix 4090 w/ Optimus block, Phanteks Enthoo Elite, Asus Claymore 2, Asus Gladius 3, Asus XG349C, Samsung 990, Windows 11 Pro

Silent_Scone
Super Moderator
I certainly wouldn't upgrade for IMC quality, but as always lottery is involved. I'm unclear on whether a UEFI update will be needed, but quite possibly.
13900KS / 8000 CAS36 / ROG APEX Z790 / ROG TUF RTX 4090

Hopper64
Level 15
Just can’t get stability with my current GSKILL kit. Figured a different cpu may help. I’ll keep tuning. Thanks for the input!!
MZ790A Bios 2002, GSkill F5-8000J3848H16GX2-TZRK, 13900KS, EKWB D5 TBE 300, Seasonic Prime TX-1600 ATX 3.0, Asus Strix 4090 w/ Optimus block, Phanteks Enthoo Elite, Asus Claymore 2, Asus Gladius 3, Asus XG349C, Samsung 990, Windows 11 Pro