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Micro Center Stores: Intel i9-12900K 3.2GHz 16-Core Processor

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Micro Center has Intel Core i9-12900K 3.2GHz 16-Core LGA 1700 Desktop Processor (BX8071512900K) on sale for $499.99 valid for In-Store Purchases Only. You may also opt to Reserve your in-store purchase from the website.

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  • Note: Online Availability for reserving for in-store pickup may vary depending on your store's stock.
About this Product:
  • Intel 12th Gen LGA 1700 Desktop Processor
  • Total Cores: 16
  • Total Threads: 24
  • Performance Cores: 8
    • Max Turbo Frequency: 5.1 GHz
    • Base Frequency: 3.9 GHz
  • Efficient Cores: 8
    • Max Turbo Frequency: 3.2 GHz
    • Base Frequency: 2.4 GHz
  • Cache: 30 MB Intel Smart Cache
  • Total L2 Cache: 14 MB
  • Base Power: 125W
  • Max Turbo Power: 241W
  • Memory Support:
    • Max: 128 GB
    • Up to DDR5 4800 MT/s
    • Up to DDR4 3200 MT/s
  • Intel UHD Graphics 770
    • Base Frequency: 300 MHz
    • Max Dynamic Frequency: 1.55 GHz

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but damn, those MoBos tho, it so MoFo expensive.
The 12900k uses less power than the 5900x and significantly less than 5950x in gaming, while providing more performance than Ryzen.

https://www.igorslab.de/en/intel-...-part-1/9/

In productivity its a mixed bag, in heavy single thread applications like CAD and Adobe, the 12900k still comes out ahead on performance and efficiency, but in rendering it comes out behind in efficiency.

https://www.igorslab.de/en/intel-...r-amd-2/9/


This only applies to the 12900k. The 12700k, 12600k, 12400, etc all are as efficient as Zen 3 across the board in productivity, while providing more performance while using less power in gaming. Its only the 12900k that it pushed hard at stock settings.

And the 5950x is $650, so unless you have an insanely high power cost, the 12900k is still the better deal at $499.
These are the only results I've seen that say this, many others find that the 12900k is comparable to, or more power hungry than, Zen 3 Ryzen 9 chips.

Just bringing the perspective.

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Wow. Intel CPUs drop in price so quick at Micro Center. I just purchased mine last week and going to build a new PC this weekend when I get my heatsink.
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but damn, those MoBos tho, it so MoFo expensive.
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Is the asus z690e good????
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How come they keep making processors but no video cards? I need a cheap video card like the 1660. Stuck using my 9800gt since my radeon 7970 stopped working. I have older working cards too, but nothing new.
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How come they keep making processors but no video cards? I need a cheap video card like the 1660. Stuck using my 9800gt since my radeon 7970 stopped working. I have older working cards too, but nothing new.
they don't use the same nodes. Nvidia uses 8nm, amd 7nm, intel cpus are 10nm.
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They must be sitting on shelves ...let's hope further down
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How come they keep making processors but no video cards? I need a cheap video card like the 1660. Stuck using my 9800gt since my radeon 7970 stopped working. I have older working cards too, but nothing new.
You could get this one!

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/pny-...Id=6454318
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is a 12900k worth $200 more than a 12700k? i'm thinking not
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Doesnt the i9 have overheating issues or draw way too much power than its worth?
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Got lucky here. I bought this for $549.99 at micro center but returned it before the 15-day return window closed. I returned it because of the high cost of DDR5 and motherboard.

Will just wait until prices go down again.
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Is the asus z690e good????
I prefer msi
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Got lucky here. I bought this for $549.99 at micro center but returned it before the 15-day return window closed. I returned it because of the high cost of DDR5 and motherboard.

Will just wait until prices go down again.
No one says you have to get a DDR5 motherboard. There are plenty of DDR4 boards that are LGA 1700.
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