Intel Core i9-12900K 3.2 GHz 16-Core Processor & Gigabyte Z690 AORUS MASTER E-ATX Motherboard Bundle

BH #INCI912900K4 (B&H Kit)
Intel Core i9-12900K 3.2 GHz 16-Core Processor & Gigabyte Z690 AORUS MASTER E-ATX Motherboard Bundle
Key Features
  • 16 Cores & 24 Threads
  • 3.2 GHz P-Core Clock Speed
  • 5.2 GHz Maximum Turbo Frequency
  • Integrated Intel UHD 770 Graphics
Streamline your desktop computer build with this B&H kit, which includes an Intel Core i9-12900K 3.2 GHz 16-Core Processor and Gigabyte Z690 AORUS MASTER Motherboard. Having both a powerful 12th generation Intel CPU and an E-ATX motherboard in one bundle helps to get you started so that you can quickly get your custom high-performance system up and running.

Intel Z690 AORUS MASTER Overview

Streamline your desktop computer build with this B&H kit, which includes an Intel Core i9-12900K 3.2 GHz 16-Core Processor and Gigabyte Z690 AORUS MASTER Motherboard. Having both a powerful 12th generation Intel CPU and an E-ATX motherboard in one bundle helps to get you started so that you can quickly get your custom high-performance system up and running.

Intel Core i9-12900K 3.2 GHz 16-Core LGA 1700 Processor

Power up your productivity, gaming, and content creation experiences by installing the Intel Core i9-12900K 3.2 GHz 16-Core LGA 1700 Processor into your desktop computer system. Built using a Hybrid Core architecture with the Intel 7 process, this 12th generation desktop processor's 16 cores combine the performance of eight Efficient-cores and eight 3.2 GHz Performance-cores. The low-voltage Efficient-cores handle background tasks for multitasking while the Performance-cores provide speed for demanding applications and games. The built-in Intel Thread Director ensures that the two work seamlessly together by dynamically and intelligently assigning workloads to the right core at the right time to maximize performance. Additionally, this processor has a 5.2 GHz Turbo Boost Max 3.0 frequency with 30MB of cache for fast and reliable performance. The Core i9-12900K also includes support for up to PCI Express 5.0 and dual-channel DDR5 memory at 4800 MHz to help run and multitask a variety of demanding applications. You can overclock this processor for even greater performance.

The Core i9-12900K features integrated Intel UHD 770 Graphics. Please note that a thermal solution NOT is included. The processor is compatible with Intel LGA 1700 socket motherboards and is backed by a 3-year warranty.

Hybrid Core Design
Background tasks are handled by the processor's Efficient-cores for multitasking while the Performance-cores provide the speed to handle high-end games and demanding applications.
Intel Thread Director
The Intel Thread Director is built into the CPU's cores, working with the operating system to ensure each of the 24 threads are assigned to the right core at the right time.
PCIe 4.0 & 5.0
This processor supports up to four PCIe 4.0 and sixteen PCIe 5.0 lanes, delivering 20 lanes in total for exceptional data throughput with compatible devices.
Integrated Graphics
Driven by Intel Xe architecture, the integrated Intel UHD 770 Graphics delivers fast, rich 3D performance for high-quality visuals with support for either one 7680 x 4320 resolution 8K monitor or up to four 3840 x 2160 resolution 4K displays with high-dynamic range.
Intel Deep Learning Boost
Accelerates AI inference to improve performance for deep learning workloads.
Gaussian & Neural Accelerator 3.0
Gaussian and Neural Accelerator 3.0 (GNA) technology helps with noise suppression while enhancing background blurring during video chats.
UPC: 735858499613
Gigabyte Z690 AORUS MASTER LGA1700 E-ATX Motherboard

Whether you are a gaming enthusiast looking to unlock the full potential of your high-end components, or a creator looking to leverage raw power, the Z690 AORUS MASTER LGA1700 E-ATX Motherboard from GIGABYTE enables you to streamline productivity and enhance the look and feel of your games.

Based on the Z690 chipset, you get access to an LGA1700 socket, designed to work in conjunction with Intel 12th Gen processors. Four dual-channel DDR5 slots, six SATA III inputs, and five total M.2 interfaces are available for your multitasking and storage needs. One PCIe 5.0 x16 and two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots (in x4 mode) allow you to install a wide range of graphics and utility cards. USB 3.2 Gen 1 and Gen 2 Type-A and Type-C ports offer quick data transfers with speeds up to 5 and 10 Gb/s, respectively, so you can easily connect your resource-demanding peripherals. A single USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C port provides bi-directional data transfer speeds up to 20 Gb/s, essential for mass storage arrays and other powerful devices. Connect wireless peripherals such as controllers and headphones with Bluetooth 5.2 technology. Connect to your network through wireless Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) or the integrated Marvell AQtion 10 GbE LAN port if you prefer a wired connection. Additionally, experience a wide range of sound with Realtek 7.1-channel audio, immersing you in your favorite media.

Direct digital VRM design ensures optimal performance with various levels of operation designed to leverage hybrid Intel CPUs. You get 19 VCORE phases at 105A power stage, 1 VCCGT Phase at 60A power stage, and two VCCAUX Phases at 70A DrMOS.
PCIe 5.0 Design
Experience enhanced speeds with PCIe 5.0 x16 SMD slot and an 8-layer low-signal loss PCB, both providing up to 128 GB/s theoretical bandwidth and lower dissipation factor, optimizing the performance of your resource-heavy components.
DDR5 Memory
Multitask and render high-resolution videos with DDR5 memory architecture able to support up to 6400 MHz DIMMs and XMP 3.0, unlocking the potential of your memory and enhancing system performance. The SMD slot offers high-frequency performance, anti-plate bending, and Iron Claw RAM clips. Additionally, the Z690 AORUS MASTER uses a shielded memory routing design to protect the system from external interference.
Thermal Design
Reduce thermal buildup with integrated thermal solution consisting of an enlarged heatsink, Direct-Touch Heatpipe II, M.2 Thermal Guard III, Fins-Array III with NanoCarbon Coating, 9 W/mK Thermal Pad, and 2x Copper PCB. Smart Fan 6 application can leverage seven internal temperature sensors and ten PWM/DC fan headers to ensure your system remains cool while allowing you to customize your cooling parameters.
Network Connectivity
Connect to your network with Marvell AQuantia 10 Gigabit Ethernet LAN, giving you network speeds up to ten times faster than traditional GbE LAN. Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) supports a dedicated 6 GHz band for smooth wireless performance and less interference. Bluetooth 5.2 allows you to use wireless peripherals such as controllers and headphones from longer distances, allowing you to experience true tether-free gaming.
Immerse yourself into your favorite media with Realtek 7.1-channel audio accompanied by the ESS Sabre DAC chip, producing high-quality frequencies. Audiophile grade capacitors are constructed from WIMA and Nichicon Fine Gold for power sound. TXC OSCILLATOR digital-analog converter offers intense sound while offering high resistance to corrosion and oxidation. DTS:X² Ultra creates an authentic 3D audio experience over headphones and speakers. The Z690 AOURS MASTER is Hi-Res Audio certified, ensuring this motherboard can produce frequencies up to 40 kHz.
From fine-tuning your performance to aesthetics, the Z690 AORUS MASTER allows you to adjust settings with the UEFI BIOS and Easy Tune, each using simple interfaces suitable for newcomers and seasoned builders. MultiKey allows you to reconfigure a button to various settings such as RGB switch, Direct-to-BIOS, and Safe Mode boot. Fully customize your system's appearance with integrated RGB Fusion 2.0 software, allowing you to leverage a wide range of colors and effects for a style that is unique and personal.
GIGABYTE integrated Q-Flash functionality allows you to upgrade the motherboard BIOS without installing the CPU, memory, and graphics card, giving you a simple upgrade solution if needed. Solid-pin connectors provide larger contact areas that improves electrical conductivity for greater resilience.
UPC: 889523030035

Intel Core i9-12900K 3.2 GHz 16-Core LGA 1700 Processor Specs

CPU ModelIntel Core i9-12900K (12th Gen)
CPU SocketLGA 1700
Manufacturing Process10 nm
Maximum CPU Configuration1S
Maximum Number of PCIe Lanes16 (Revision 5.0)
4 (Revision 4.0)
Number of Cores16 (8 x P-Cores + 8 x E-Cores)
Number of Threads24
Base Clock SpeedP-Core: 3.2 GHz
E-Core: 2.4 GHz
Maximum Boost Speed5.2 GHz
P-Core Turbo: 5.1 GHz
E-Core Turbo: 3.9 GHz
L3 Cache30 MB
Memory Support
Maximum Capacity128 GB
Memory SupportDDR4 Up to 3200 MHz
DDR5 Up to 4800 MHz
ECC MemoryNo
Channel ArchitectureDual Channel
Maximum Memory Bandwidth76.8 GB/s
Optane Memory SupportYes
Thermal Design Power (TDP)125 W
Included Thermal SolutionNone
Maximum Temperature212°F / 100°C
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
AES SupportYes
ExtensionAVX 2.0, AVX-512, SSE 4.1/4.2
Instruction Set64-Bit
VirtualizationYes: Intel VT-d, Intel VT-x, Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
DMIDMI4 (16 GT/s)
vPro SupportYes
Performance TechnologiesDeep Learning Boost, Gaussian and Neural Accelerator 3.0, Hyper-Threading, Intel Thread Director, SpeedShift, SpeedStep, Stable Image Platform Program, Turbo Boost 2.0, Turbo Boost Max 3.0
Security TechnologiesControl-Flow Enforcement (CET), Device Protection with Boot Guard, Execute Disable Bit, MBE (Mode-Based Execute) Control, OS Guard, Secure Key, Software Guard Extensions, Threat Detection Technology (TDT), Trusted Execution Technology
Video TechnologiesClear Video, Clear Video HD, InTru 3D, Quick Sync Video
Integrated Graphics
Integrated GraphicsIntel UHD Graphics 770
Maximum Resolution Support7680 x 4320 at 60 Hz
Supported APIsDirectX: 12
OpenGL: 4.5
Number of Displays4
Output SupportDisplayPort, HDMI
Base Clock Speed300 MHz
Maximum Boost Speed1.55 GHz
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.01 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.5 x 5.3 x 5.2"

Gigabyte Z690 AORUS MASTER LGA1700 E-ATX Motherboard Specs

ChipsetIntel Z690
CPU SocketLGA 1700
Back Panel I/O
USB1 x USB-C (USB 3.1/3.2 Gen 2)
1 x USB-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2x2)
5 x USB-A (USB 3.1/3.2 Gen 2)
4 x USB-A (USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1)
Display1 x DisplayPort
Audio5 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
1 x S/PDIF
Ethernet / Controller1 x Marvell AQtion AQC113C 10GbE
Wi-Fi Antenna2 x Connector
ButtonsBIOS Flashback, Clear CMOS
Memory Slots4 x 288-Pin
Memory SupportDDR5 4000, 4800, 5200, 5400, 5600, 5800, 6000, 6200, 6400 MHz
Maximum Capacity128 GB
Channel ArchitectureDual Channel
ECC SupportNon-ECC, ECC (Non-ECC Mode) Unbuffered
Storage Expansion
M.23 x M Key 2260, 2280, 22110 (PCIe 4.0 x4, PCIe 4.0 x2)
1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4, PCIe 3.0 x2)
1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4, PCIe 4.0 x2, SATA (Unspecified))
Optane Memory SupportYes
RAID SupportRAID 0, 1, 5, 10
Internal I/O
Expansion Slots1 x PCIe 5.0 x16
2 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode)
USB1 x USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Header (Supports 1 USB Type-C Port)
2 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 Header (Supports 2 USB Type-A Port)
2 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Port)
Multi-GPU Support2-Way, Quad-GPU AMD CrossFireX
Air Cooling1 x 4-Pin CPU
8 x 4-Pin System
1 x Noise Sensor
2 x Thermal Sensor
Liquid Cooling1 x 4-Pin Pump
Power Connectors1 x 24-Pin Mainboard
2 x 8-Pin ATX
SecurityTPM Header
LED Header4 x RGB
DiagnosticsClear CMOS, Power, Reset
Add-On2 x Thunderbolt Card Header
ROM256 Mb
Front Panel I/O
I/O Connection HeadersAAFP, USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1, USB 3.2 Gen 2x2
Audio CodecRealtek ALC1220-VB (7.1-Channel)
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) (MU-MIMO)
OS CompatibilityWindows 10
*As of November, 2021: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Form FactorE-ATX
Dimensions10.2 x 12.0" / 25.9 x 30.5 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.975 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.6 x 12.2 x 3.4"

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