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Intel shared a tweet this afternoon confirming that it’s hard at work on a new and faster CPU, one that’s likely destined to headline its family of 12th Gen Core processors.

This mysterious chip, which is presumably the Core i9-12900KS that’s been rumored, will be capable of reaching clocks as high as 5.5 GHz, Intel suggested in its tweet. The current Alder Lake flagship, the Core i9-12900K/KF, can boost up to 5.2 GHz courtesy of the company’s Turbo Boost Max technology.

“12th Gen #IntelCore desktop processors are topping Best CPU lists and widely available to gamers and enthusiasts,” Intel’s tweet reads alongside a HWiNFO64 screenshot that demonstrates the CPU’s ability to hit 5.5 GHz. “And we’re not done yet. Next stop: Up to 5.5GHz.”

Initial rumors of Intel developing a new Alder Lake flagship called the Core i9-12900KS sprouted in mid-December. The reports teased a pre-binned chip that would be able to achieve an all-core (Performance-core) boost of 5.2 GHz.

Source: Intel

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