Deal | Intel Core i9-12900KS hits all-time low price of US$411.99 on Amazon
According to Amazon price tracking website Camelcamelcamel, the Intel Core i9-12900KS desktop processor reached its highest price on April 13, 2022, when it was available for US$799.99. That value was higher than the US$739 launch price of this processor. However, the aforementioned source also reveals that the average Amazon price since April 5, 2022 (based on the last 50 price changes during this period) is US$631.21. Now, a 20% discount brings it down to US$411.99 (from a previous Amazon list price value of US$512.99).
Compared to the older, cheaper, and more popular Intel Core i9-12900K, the Intel Core i9-12900KS has higher clock speeds, a higher base TDP (150 W vs. 125 W), as well as higher cooling demands. The maximum turbo power is the same for both chips (241 W). Both processors also use the same integrated graphics solution, namely Intel UHD Graphics 770. In most benchmarks, the 12900KS is roughly 5% faster than its non-S sibling (without taking any overclocking scenarios into account).
In addition to the discounted price mentioned above for the processor alone, those interested can also get one of the three bundles available on the same page just one click away. These bundles bring the Intel Core i9-12900KS alongside the following mainboards: MSI MEG Z590, MSI MEG Z690, and the high-end Asus ROG Maximus Z690 Formula (US$1,211.98 bundle price).
After 125 user reviews, the Intel Core i9-12900KS has a general rating of 4.5/5 on Amazon. This score is the result of 77% 5/5 reviews and 7% 4/5 ratings, but it also received 6% 1/5 stars. The main concern seems to be the value for money, an attribute that only received a 3.9/5 rating. The other two attributes highlighted are stability (4.1) and gaming performance (4.3).
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