Intel Core i9-12900K 3.2 GHz 16-Core LGA 1700 Processor & MSI MAG Z690 TOMAHAWK WIFI DDR4 LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard Bundle

BH #INCI912900K6 (B&H Kit)
Intel Core i9-12900K 3.2 GHz 16-Core LGA 1700 Processor & MSI MAG Z690 TOMAHAWK WIFI DDR4 LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard Bundle
Key Features
  • 16 Cores & 24 Threads
  • 3.2 GHz P-Core Clock Speed
  • 5.2 GHz Maximum Turbo Frequency
  • LGA 1700 Socket
Streamline your desktop computer build with this B&H Kit, which includes an Intel Core i9-12900K 3.2 GHz 16-Core LGA 1700 Processor and an MSI MAG Z690 TOMAHAWK WIFI DDR4 LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard. Having both a powerful 12th generation Intel CPU and an ATX motherboard in one bundle helps to get you started so that you can quickly get your custom system up and running.

Intel i9-12900K Overview

Streamline your desktop computer build with this B&H Kit, which includes an Intel Core i9-12900K 3.2 GHz 16-Core LGA 1700 Processor and an MSI MAG Z690 TOMAHAWK WIFI DDR4 LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard. Having both a powerful 12th generation Intel CPU and an ATX motherboard in one bundle helps to get you started so that you can quickly get your custom 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

Streamline overclocking performance and connectivity with the MAG Z690 TOMAHAWK WIFI DDR4 LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard from MSI. Featuring an LGA 1700 socket and Z690 chipset, this motherboard is compatible with Intel 12th Gen Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors. Install up to 128GB of dual-channel RAM across four DDR4 memory slots, with speeds up to 5200 MHz supported via overclocking. Four M.2 and six SATA III connectors accommodate storage drives, while a PCIe 5.0 x16 slot, two PCIe 3.0 x16 slots, and a PCIe 3.0 x1 slot can be used to install various adapter cards. This board also supports AMD CrossFireX for boosted multi-GPU performance.

Connect accessories via a USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C port, three USB 3.2 Gen 2, two USB 3.2 Gen 1, and two USB 2.0 Type-A ports on the rear I/O panel. Pair to wireless peripherals via Bluetooth 5.2 or go online with Wi-Fi 6. An RJ45 port is also present, supporting wired 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet connections. Connect to monitors via the DisplayPort 1.4 or HDMI 2.1 outputs. Internal headers provide connections for liquid or air cooling, dual CPU power, a TPM module, chassis intrusion alarm, a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port on the front panel, and more. Relying on the Realtek ALC4080 Audio Codec, the MSI MAG Z690 TOMAHAWK WIFI DDR4 supports 8-channel audio, sample rates up to 32-bit/384 kHz, and digital audio output.

LGA 1700 Socket
Utilizing the LGA 1700 socket and Z690 chipset, this motherboard is compatible with 12th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors.
Extended Heatsink Design
MSI's extended PWM heatsink and enhanced circuit design ensure even power-hungry CPUs run at full speed.
Fully Controllable in BIOS and Software
MSI motherboards let you manage speeds and temperatures for all your system and CPU fans. Total Fan Control allows you check your primary system characteristics in a simplified graphical interface. You can also set up to 4 temperature targets for CPU and motherboard, with automatic adjustment of fan speeds.
M.2 Shield FROZR
Featuring an integrated design, this heatsink ensures your M.2 drive isn't hampered by throttling due to high temperatures.
MSI AI Engine
Detect CPU and GPU temperatures and automatically adjust the system fans via MSI AI ENGINE. Take advantage of performance, silent, and manual modes for tailored operation.
Easy DIY Cooling
Connect and sync with a range of cooling components and cases thanks to strategically positioned header locations.
16+1+1 Duet Rail Power Design
Utilizing a VRM design built with a total of 16 digital CPU power phases in an 8+8 configuration, this motherboard also features two 8-pin power connectors and Core Boost technology for heavy gaming demands.
Core Boost
Core Boost technology combines a streamlined layout with an optimized power design, allowing for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU for precise multi-core computing and overclocking.
Game Boost
MSI Game Boost enables one-second overclocking, boosting performance so you can achieve more frames per second.
Load Line Calibration
Load line calibration ensures CPU voltage remains stable under any load.
Overvoltage Protection
Overvoltage protection prevents potential short-circuit damage to the CPU and other critical components.
Digital Power Design
A fully digital power design allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU for precision and easy overclocking.
Dual Power Connectors
Two 8-pin connectors deliver adequate power, even for an overclocked multi-core CPU.
Preinstalled I/O Shield
The preinstalled I/O shield makes your installation process easy and safe. The design also prevents electrostatic discharge damage for a stronger gaming platform.
Keep Out Zone
MSI motherboard circuitry ensures the case standoff keep out zones are clear of contacts, preventing shorts or damage to the motherboard. Plus, an avoid-collision notification is printed in protective paint around each screw hole to prevent parts from being scratched.
XL Clip
The enlarged PCIe clip helps you swap or remove your devices with ease while also keeping the PCIe slot stronger and safer.
EZ Debug LED
Onboard LEDs for key components will indicate the source of the problem so you know exactly where to look to get your machine up and running again.
EZ LED Control
This built-in LED button on the motherboard controls your lighting effect, allowing you to turn motherboard lighting on or off in a second.
EZ M.2 Clip
Install an M.2 SSD quickly and effortlessly using the EZ M.2 clips.
PCB Design
The PCB design is optimized for higher bandwidth and faster transfer speeds, as well as reliable circuit transmission. Utilizing a six-layer PCB, this motherboard sports server-grade materials and two ounces of thickened copper.
PCIe Steel Armor
MSI PCIe Steel Armor slots are secured to the motherboard with extra solder points. In addition to supporting the weight of heavy graphics cards, these slots are also intended to shield the points of contact from electromagnetic interference.
Double ESD Protection
Double ESD protection increases the grounding layer around the mounting holes, preventing static discharge surges from damaging the motherboard.
In addition to being compatible with 12th Gen Intel processors, this motherboard is Windows 10 and 11 certified. Furthermore, this motherboard has been tested to work with a wide range of memory modules from manufacturers such as Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, G.Skill, and more.
PCIe 5.0
Get speeds up to 128 GB/s with the PCIe 5.0 x16 interface, which doubles the speed of the previous generation.
Speed Up Storage
MSI PRO series motherboards support a range of storage standards, allowing you to connect any storage device for improved efficiency and unfettered productivity.
Intel Optane Support
PC Enthusiasts can now enjoy the performance of an SSD on their HDD by coupling it with an Intel Optane Memory device, available separately. Optane technology provides a combination of high throughput, low latency, quality of service, and optimized endurance.
Easy Memory Overclocking
XMP memory profile support enables improved performance and efficiency for the Z690 chipset. Plus, use the MSI BIOS to access auto power settings and boost speed and stability.
MSI Center
MSI Center unifies a suite of MSI software utilities into a single centralized application. Take control of advanced motherboard features that include true color, live update, user scenario, hardware monitoring, profile setting, fan center, Mystic Light, and system diagnosis functionalities.
Click BIOS 5
Fine-tune your motherboard for gaming performance, efficiency, or overclocking in EZ or Advanced mode. Use the Creator Genie to overclock your CPU with the press of a button; employ XMP profiles or the Memory Try It feature to speed up compatible memory modules. Furthermore, M-FLASH conveniently flashes or upgrades the BIOS in a few minutes from the CMOS Setup Utility, and hardware monitoring lets you check on temperature, memory capacity, clock speed, and voltage. Finally, a permanent search and favorite option in the top right corner moves you through the BIOS menus quickly.
Re-Size BAR
Re-Size BAR is an advanced PCIe feature that enables the CPU to access the entire GPU frame buffer at once and improve performance.
2.5 Gigabit Ethernet
Get fast internet connectivity via an RJ45 port supporting 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet.
Wi-Fi 6
Wi-Fi 6 adopts OFDMA and two-way MU-MIMO technologies for up to four times higher network capacity and efficiency in a high signal density environment, translating to improved performance compared to older Wi-Fi 5 standards.
Optimized for Lower Latency
MSI LAN Manager automatically classifies and prioritizes latency-sensitive applications, giving you the best online experience with low latency. Change an application's traffic priority or customize the bandwidth for each application.
Hi-Res Audio Ready
Designed to tackle hi-res audio needs, this motherboard features the Realtek ALC4080 codec and supports up to 32-bit/192 kHz and 32-bit/384 kHz for uncompromised fidelity.
Analog and Digital Audio Outputs
Connect analog audio equipment via five 3.5mm jacks on the I/O panel, or use the digital S/PDIF output to connect digital audio equipment like a stand-alone DAC.
Onboard Headphone Amplifier
The integrated headphone amplifier can drive headphones with impedances of up to 600 ohms.
Isolated Audio Design
Like a dedicated sound card, audio components and circuits have been laid on a reserved motherboard section and electrically isolated.
Separate Audio Layers
Using separated layers in the PCB ensures accurate sound quality for both left and right audio channels.
De-Pop Protection
Audio Boost technology protects your ears by eliminating annoying loud popping sounds when you plug in or unplug devices or turn your computer on or off.
Maximize USB Performance
Use the USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C port on the rear I/O panel to take advantage of transfer speeds up to 20 Gb/s.
Front-Panel USB Type-C Port
Use the internal header to connect a USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C port on the front panel.
MSI Mystic Light
Splash on some color and vibrant RGB lighting effects using MSI Mystic Light. With 16.8 million colors and a plethora of LED effects, MSI Mystic Light provides complete control over your RGB lighting via a single program.
Extend RGB with Ease
The Mystic Light Extension pin header provides an intuitive way to control RGB strips and other RGB peripherals added to a system without needing a separate RGB controller. Wireless RGB devices are also controllable via MSI Center. Ambient Link synchronizes MSI Mystic Light and compatible lighting accessories with on-screen action for an immersive gaming experience.
USB 3.2 Gen 2
Doubling the speed of its predecessor, USB 3.2 Gen 2 features a maximum throughput of 10 Gb/s when used with compatible devices and is synonymous with USB 3.1 Gen 2.
UPC: 824142270363

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"

MSI MAG Z690 TOMAHAWK WIFI DDR4 LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard Specs

ChipsetIntel Z690
CPU SocketLGA 1700
Back Panel I/O
USB3 x USB-A (USB 3.1/3.2 Gen 2)
2 x USB-A (USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1)
2 x USB-A (USB 2.0)
1 x USB-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2x2)
Display1 x DisplayPort 1.4
1 x HDMI 2.1
Audio1 x S/PDIF
5 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
Ethernet / Controller1 x Intel I225-V 2.5Gigabit
Wi-Fi Antenna2 x Connector
Memory Slots4 x 288-Pin
Memory SupportDDR4 2133, 2400, 2666, 2933, 3200, 3333, 3400, 3466, 3600, 3733, 3800, 4000, 4133, 4200, 4266, 4400, 4600, 4800, 5000, 5066, 5200 MHz
Maximum Capacity128 GB
Channel ArchitectureDual Channel
ECC SupportNon-ECC Unbuffered
Storage Expansion
M.21 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 3.0 x4, SATA III)
1 x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4, SATA III)
Optane Memory SupportYes
RAID SupportRAID 0, 1, 5, 10 (SATA)
RAID 0, 1, 5 (M.2)
Internal I/O
Expansion Slots1 x PCIe 5.0 x16
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x4 mode)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x1 mode)
1 x PCIe 3.0 x1
USB2 x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 4 USB Type-A Port)
1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1 Header (Supports 2 USB Type-A Port)
1 x USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2 Header (Supports 1 USB Type-C Port)
Multi-GPU SupportAMD CrossFireX
Air Cooling6 x 4-Pin System
1 x 4-Pin CPU
Liquid Cooling1 x 4-Pin Pump
Power Connectors1 x 24-Pin Mainboard
2 x 8-Pin ATX
SecurityChassis Intrusion, TPM Header
LED Header1 x RGB
Diagnostics2-Digit Debug LED, Clear CMOS
Front Panel I/O
I/O Connection HeadersAAFP, USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 1, USB 3.1 / USB 3.2 Gen 2
Audio CodecRealtek ALC4080 (8-Channel)
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) (MU-MIMO)
Module Support1 E Key M.2
OS CompatibilityWindows 10
Windows 11
*As of October, 2021: Check with manufacturer for the most up-to-date compatibility
Form FactorATX
Dimensions12.0 x 9.6" / 30.5 x 24.4 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.48 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)13.4 x 11.2 x 2.9"

Intel i9-12900K Reviews

Nothing to say

By Eric-Alexandre
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-04

It works great. Legit awsome .


By Neil
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-08

Coming up from an i7 6700K, this was a substantial jump and I am so happy for it. With liquid cooling, this can be overclocked substantially. Even without it, the card is decently fast that I haven't really needed to do apply much overclocking to it. My work is in parallel computing so it's nice to have a decent amount of parallelization capability in a desktop processor. It's no server grade chip but more than enough to be able to complete my work. It's also really capable when applied to video editing -- which can't always be offloaded to the GPU. Really happy with my purchase.

Amazing speed!

By Juan Carlos
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-11

I recently built my new desktop and chose this one processor for the build. I can only say wow! editing full-size RAW a1 files, is smooth as silk with this CPU!

Perfect for my editing rig

By Jeremy
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-21

Fast enough

Best processor sofar

By Mohamed
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-19

This is the best processor I've purchased sofar, the product received as I expected, I'm very satisfied with my purchase... thanks B&H

good mother board

By Binsheng
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-23

if you want to put four M.2 SSD, it will be better if you put a shorter SSD to the 3rd M.2 slot. Other than this, this is a really great MB. Will the i9-12900K band? let's see.

So Good

By Christian Dave
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-27

Kinda late to the review, but when it came it out this was a huge improvement, and I'm sticking with it over the 13th gen.

Loved it

By Isuru
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-25


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Is it CPU cooler in the box ? If not, which ...

Is it CPU cooler in the box ? If not, which cooler is suggested for this processor (I do NOT plan overclock it)
Asked by: Roman
Hello Roman. This model does not include a cooler, however, here is an article that can guide you in how to choose a better cooler for this processor: ** Thank you for choosing Intel.
Answered by: Intel team
Date published: 2022-04-01

Will this processor work on an asus b5060 board?

Will this processor work on an asus b5060 board?
Asked by: ry
This is the new Intel 12th generation processors. You would have to have a motherboard with the LGA 1700 socket. I could not find the specs for the motherboard that you mentioned
Answered by: Luiz O
Date published: 2022-05-08

is it a good CPU for heavy video editing, because ...

is it a good CPU for heavy video editing, because I will pair with rtx 3090?
Asked by: ali
Hi, ali. The Intel® Core™ i9-12900K Processor is perfect for that task. It will power up your productivity, and video content creation experience. Thank you for choosing Intel®
Answered by: Intel team
Date published: 2022-03-10

I bought the 12900k CPU only (didn't include the ...

I bought the 12900k CPU only (didn't include the cooler) does it have thermal paste pre-applied??
Asked by: Jamie P
Hi Jamie, thank you for your question. The Intel® Core™ i9-12900K has a K in the name, meaning it is unlocked. This kind of processor can be overclocked if so desired, they are sold without a cooler so the customer can choose the one of their preference. In this case, this processor comes also without thermal paste pre-applied. Thank you for choosing Intel!
Answered by: Intel team
Date published: 2022-11-16
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