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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 type sufficient to ship over their next-gen press field, containing some fairly thrilling {hardware}. We’ve lastly received our arms 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 prime 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 displaying some very attention-grabbing 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 assist, 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, pleased 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) package, with CL40-40-40-77 timings, 4800MHz velocity, and a voltage of 1.1. Certain 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 following few weeks, specializing in recreation 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 as compared with DDR4 the place attainable.

After participating 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 document the distinction when the effectivity cores are turned off. There may be loads of testing to get by means of right here on the workplace however we’re as excited as ever to see what Intel has dropped at the desk this yr.

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