Intel’s latest flagship processor the Core i9-12900KS was spotted on Newegg, selling for $799. This of course is the special edition of the Core i9-12900K which is based on the highest bins of the Alder Lake-S C0 silicon. While the chip has the same configuration as the Core i9-12900K with 8 P-cores, 8 E-cores, and 30MB of L3 cache, it does come with high clock speeds. The i9-12900KS will have a turbo boost frequency of 5.50 GHz on the P-cores, compared to only 5.20 GHz on the i9-12900K.
What do you think of the $799 price? This gives it a $200 premium over the i9-12900K which retails for $599. It appears that Newegg has taken down the listing so you could take this price with a grain of salt, although it seems about right for Intel.