The buyer is a Reddit user.Seby9123He managed to buy two Core i9-12900K models for $610 each. However, he did not disclose which retailer he purchased the processors from. It is possible that the stores contractually guaranteed Intel not to send the chips prematurely, so that he would face a fine if he gave out the name of the provider.
Cannot use the CPU yet
Even if some users have already received the new flagship processors, there is currently no way to use the chips. A Z690 motherboard is required to be able to use the CPUs. Products will also be sold later only. In addition, motherboards are likely to be expensive to start with, as dealers will likely offer primarily high-quality models at first. Since Seby9123 cannot currently install processors in a computer, it has not shared any benchmark results or technical data on the chip.
The Intel Core i9-12900K will be presented on October 27, along with two more chips. From Wednesday, it will be possible to pre-order treats. Deliveries are scheduled to begin on November 4. According to previous leaks, the Core i9-12900K has eight Golven Cove cores and eight Gracemont cores. The Alder Lake CPU has 30 MiByte L3 cache, a base clock of 3.6 or 2.7 GHz, and a turbo clock of 5.3 or 3.9 GHz.
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