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First take a look at the Intel Core i9-12900K, ASUS ROG Maximus Hero Z690, & Geil Polaris DDR5 RAM


The group over at ASUS had been form sufficient to ship over their next-gen press field, containing some reasonably thrilling {hardware}. We’ve lastly obtained our palms on the brand new flagship Intel Core i9-12900K CPU, an Asus ROG Maximus Hero Z690 motherboard, some Geil Polaris RGB DDR5 reminiscence, and the ASUS ROG Ryujin II 360mm with an LGA 1700 bracket to high all of it off.

The press field made it really feel like Christmas morning right here within the workplace *nerd alert* and we didn’t waste a second to get caught into benchmarking the brand new {hardware}.

There’s a actual buzz round Intel’s new Twelfth gen Alder Lake processors, and for good motive, with benchmarking leaks exhibiting some very fascinating outcomes when in comparison with the Eleventh gen and flagship AMD Ryzen 9 processors.

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The Intel Core i9-12900K which options 16 cores (8 for efficiency and eight for effectivity) and 24 threads will are available at $589 MSRP, that’s a rise of round $50 on the 11900K.

We had been additionally despatched the ASUS ROG Maximus Hero Z690 motherboard, a premium mannequin supporting 128GB of DDR5 RAM that may run as much as 6400MHz, PCIe 5.0 help, Wi-Fi6, and that rectangular LGA1700 socket.

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ASUS additionally equipped us with the Ryujin II 360mm cooler and LGA 1700 bracket to mount the cooler with the Z690, glad days.

Lastly, we obtained some Geil Polaris RGB DDR5 RAM to check out and full the next-generation construct. The reminiscence is a 32GB (2 x 16GB) equipment, with CL40-40-40-77 timings, 4800MHz pace, and a voltage of 1.1. Positive that is Geils slowest SKU however who cares, it’s shiny and new.

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We’re going to be benchmarking the Intel Core i9-12900K, with the Z690, and DDR5 RAM over the subsequent few weeks, specializing in sport and artificial efficiency. We wish to delve in and discover out the efficiency will increase from Eleventh-gen Intel to Twelfth-gen, whereas additionally trying on the results of Home windows 11 Vs Home windows 10 within the course of.

We’re going to be evaluating the brand new Intel SKUs in opposition to their AMD counterparts too, whereas additionally taking a better look into DDR5 RAM and its results compared with DDR4 the place attainable.

After partaking with the group, we additionally determined to benchmark the iGPU onboard the brand new flagship Intel processor. All through each check, we’re going to be paying shut consideration to the brand new big-little structure (efficiency/effectivity cores) and file the distinction when the effectivity cores are turned off. There’s quite a lot of testing to get by way of right here on the workplace however we’re as excited as ever to see what Intel has dropped at the desk this 12 months.

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