Beginning earlier this week, the Consumer Electronic Show has been a honeypot of announcements from some of the biggest names in the tech industry. From God of War PC gameplay footage, to the announcement of up-and-coming entry-level graphics cards, there’s been a lot to take in. Now, with the final moments of the event coming to a close, there’s been another bit of news from none other than Intel, with word that a follow-up to its recent i9-12900K processor is on the way.
According to a recent report from PC Gamer, a spokesperson for Intel took to the stage at CES 2022 to confirm its latest flagship CPU, the i9-12900KS. As the name suggests, this is a somewhat boosted variation on its most recent processor, with it already being shown off on games like Hitman 3, in which monitoring software shows that it runs at around 100MHz quicker than its predecessor. At this stage, there doesn’t seem to be any information about pricing or an exact release date.
The Intel i9-12900K only came out recently, and is being considered a pretty powerful CPU, especially when it comes to gaming. This new iteration is likely a response to bitter rivals AMD, who also announced a new processor recently, the Ryzen 7000 Zen 4. Both conglomerates are seemingly locked in battle to see which product will be the superior one at the start of this year. And this is all while Intel is also getting ready to launch its range of Arc graphics cards to the market, which, again, will pit it against AMD, not to mention Nvidia.
As Intel begins to ship its Alchemist chips to OEMs ready for manufacturing, the California-based tech corporation is seemingly in for a busy year. Its own GPUs are due out shortly, either Q1 or Q2, and will go up against the likes of Nvidia’s upcoming RTX cards, tough probably not the beefy 3090 Ti. While “team blue” does not appear to be aiming for the high-end of the market out the gate, a roadmap has revealed the possibility of the company releasing new products in its Arc range over the next three or four years. It remains to be seen how well it will do against the competition.
Along with the i9-12900KS, and the Alchemist graphics card, Intel is also developing its own image upscaling technology. Xe Super Sampling is already receiving support from big studios, such as Ubisoft and Kojima Productions. The announcement of its latest i9 CPU is just another piece of hardware that will be battling for tech supremacy over the coming months.
Source: PC Gamer