Intel Core i9-12900K 3.2 GHz 16-Core LGA 1700 Processor & MSI PRO Z790-A WIFI ATX Motherboard Bundle

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Intel Core i9-12900K 3.2 GHz 16-Core LGA 1700 Processor & MSI PRO Z790-A WIFI 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 a 3.2 GHz Intel Core i9-12900K 16-Core LGA 1700 Processor and an MSI PRO Z790-A WIFI ATX Motherboard. Having both a powerful 12th generation Intel CPU and a 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

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Streamline your desktop computer build with this B&H Kit, which includes a 3.2 GHz Intel Core i9-12900K 16-Core LGA 1700 Processor and an MSI PRO Z790-A WIFI ATX Motherboard. Having both a powerful 12th generation Intel CPU and a 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 is NOT 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
MSI PRO Z790-A WIFI DDR4 LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard

Take advantage of robust performance and easy connectivity with the PRO Z790-A WIFI DDR4 LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard from MSI. Utilizing the Intel Z790 chipset and LGA 1700 socket, this ATX motherboard sports four DDR4 RAM slots supporting dual channel memory and speeds up to 5333 MHz when overclocked. Six SATA III and four M.2 interfaces provide ample room for storage and support RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10 via SATA or 0, 1, and 5 via M.2. Install GPUs or other adapter cards via PCIe 5.0 x16, PCIe 4.0 x16, PCIe 3.0 x16, and PCIe 3.0 x1 slots. Take advantage of fast networking with a 2.5 GbE Intel LAN and Wi-Fi 6E; connect to wireless peripherals in a flash using Bluetooth 5.2.

The Realtek ALC4080 audio codec supports 7.1 channel surround sound, while rear ports allow for analog or digital output. Connect wired peripherals via two USB 2.0, two 3.2 Gen 1 and three Gen 2 Type-A ports, or via a USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 Type-C port. Output video via DisplayPort and HDMI. The rear I/O panel also sports a Flash BIOS button, while internal headers provide support for front-panel USB 3.2 Gen 2 Type-C and USB 3.2 Gen 1 and 2.0 Type-A ports, RGB connectors, chassis intrusion, a TPM module, and more.

LGA 1700 Socket
This motherboard features an LGA 1700 socket, which supports 12th and 13th Gen Intel Core, Pentium Gold, and Celeron processors.
Intel Z790 Chipset
This motherboard sports the Intel Z790 chipset for optimal performance.
Lightning Gen 5
Lightning Gen 5 is a PCIe 5.0 solution that boasts up to 128 GB/s bandwidth and for optimal transfer speed.
2.5 Gigabit Ethernet
This motherboard also features a 2.5G LAN to deliver fast networking.
USB 3.2 Gen 2x2
A built-in USB 3.2 Gen 2x2 port offers up to 20 Gb/s transmission speed, four times faster than USB 3.2 Gen 1.
M.2 Shield FROZR
MSI's Premium Thermal Design technology features a heavy plated MOSFET heat sink with heat-pipe and high quality 7W/mK MOSFET thermal pads, extra choke thermal pads, and an onboard M.2 Shield Frozr to reduce throttling.
Extended PWM Heat Sink
MSI's extended PWM heat sink and enhanced circuit design ensures even high-end processors run at full speed.
M.2 Shield FROZR
M.2 Shield FROZR is a built-in M.2 thermal solution that keeps M.2 SSDs safe while preventing throttling and making them run faster.
Frozr AI Cooling
Frozr AI Cooling detects CPU and GPU temperatures and automatically adjusts system fan duty to a proper value.
Core Boost Technology
Core Boost Technology supports more cores to provide better performance with intricate layouts and fully digital power designs.
UPC: 824142301388

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

Key Specs
CPU Model
Intel Core i9-12900K (12th Gen)
CPU Socket
LGA 1700
Unlocked
Yes
Number of Cores
16 (8 x P-Cores + 8 x E-Cores)
Base Clock Speed
P-Core: 3.2 GHz
E-Core: 2.4 GHz
Maximum Boost Speed
5.2 GHz
P-Core Turbo: 5.1 GHz
E-Core Turbo: 3.9 GHz
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 W
Included Thermal Solution
No
Integrated Graphics
Intel UHD Graphics 770
General
CPU Model
Intel Core i9-12900K (12th Gen)
CPU Socket
LGA 1700
Manufacturing Process
10 nm
Maximum CPU Configuration
1S
Maximum Number of PCIe Lanes
16 (Revision 5.0)
4 (Revision 4.0)
Unlocked
Yes
Performance
Number of Cores
16 (8 x P-Cores + 8 x E-Cores)
Number of Threads
24
Base Clock Speed
P-Core: 3.2 GHz
E-Core: 2.4 GHz
Maximum Boost Speed
5.2 GHz
P-Core Turbo: 5.1 GHz
E-Core Turbo: 3.9 GHz
L3 Cache
30 MB
Memory Support
Maximum Capacity
128 GB
Memory Support
DDR4 Up to 3200 MHz
DDR5 Up to 4800 MHz
ECC Memory
No
Channel Architecture
Dual Channel
Maximum Memory Bandwidth
76.8 GB/s
Optane Memory Support
Yes
Power
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
125 W
Included Thermal Solution
No
Maximum Temperature
212°F / 100°C
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Yes
Technology
AES Support
Yes
Extension
AVX 2.0, AVX-512, SSE 4.1/4.2
Instruction Set
64-Bit
Virtualization
Yes: Intel VT-d, Intel VT-x, Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)
DMI
DMI4 (16 GT/s)
vPro Support
Yes
Performance Technologies
Deep 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 Technologies
Control-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 Technologies
Clear Video, Clear Video HD, InTru 3D, Quick Sync Video
Integrated Graphics
Integrated Graphics
Intel UHD Graphics 770
Maximum Resolution Support
7680 x 4320 at 60 Hz
Supported APIs
DirectX: 12
OpenGL: 4.5
Number of Displays
4
Output Support
DisplayPort, HDMI
Base Clock Speed
300 MHz
Maximum Boost Speed
1.55 GHz
Packaging Info
Package Weight
1 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
6.5 x 5.3 x 5.2"

MSI PRO Z790-A WIFI DDR4 LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard Specs

Key Specs
Chipset
Intel Z790
CPU Socket
LGA 1700
Memory Slots
4x 288-Pin
Memory Support
DDR4 2133, 2666, 3200, 4000, 4400, 4800, 5333 MHz
M.2
1x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
1x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
2x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4, SATA III)
Expansion Slots
1x PCIe 5.0 x16
1x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x4 mode)
1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x1 mode)
1x PCIe 3.0 x1
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) with MU-MIMO Support
Form Factor
ATX
CPU
Chipset
Intel Z790
CPU Socket
LGA 1700
Back Panel I/O
USB
3x USB-A (USB 3.1/3.2 Gen 2)
2x USB-A (USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1)
2x USB-A (USB 2.0)
1x USB-C (USB 3.2 Gen 2x2)
Thunderbolt
No
Display
1x HDMI 2.1
1x DisplayPort 1.4
Audio
5x 1/8" / 3.5 mm
1x S/PDIF
Ethernet / Controller
1x Intel 2.5Gigabit
Wi-Fi Antenna
2x Connector
Buttons
BIOS Flashback
Memory
Memory Slots
4x 288-Pin
Memory Support
DDR4 2133, 2666, 3200, 4000, 4400, 4800, 5333 MHz
Maximum Capacity
128 GB
Channel Architecture
Dual Channel
ECC Support
Non-ECC Unbuffered
Storage Expansion
SATA
6x SATA III
M.2
1x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280, 22110 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
1x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4)
2x M Key 2242, 2260, 2280 (PCIe 4.0 x4, SATA III)
RAID Support
RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 (SATA)
RAID 0, 1, 5 (M.2)
Internal I/O
Expansion Slots
1x PCIe 5.0 x16
1x PCIe 4.0 x16 (x4 mode)
1x PCIe 3.0 x16 (x1 mode)
1x PCIe 3.0 x1
USB
1x USB 3.1/3.2 Gen 2 Header (Supports 1 USB-C Port)
1x USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1 Header (Supports 2 USB-A Port)
2x USB 2.0 Header (Supports 4 USB-A Port)
Air Cooling
1x 4-Pin CPU
6x 4-Pin System
Liquid Cooling
1x 4-Pin Pump
Power Connectors
1x 24-Pin Mainboard
2x 8-Pin ATX
Security
Chassis Intrusion, TPM Module
LED Header
4x RGB
Audio
No
Diagnostics
2-Digit Debug LED, Clear CMOS
BIOS
ROM
256 Mb
Front Panel I/O
Front Panel I/O
AAFP, USB 3.0 / 3.1/3.2 Gen 1, USB 3.1/3.2 Gen 2
Audio
Audio Codec
Realtek ALC4080 (7.1-Channel)
Wireless
Wi-Fi
Wi-Fi 6E (802.11ax) with MU-MIMO Support
Bluetooth
5.2
Module Support
1 E Key M.2
Physical
Form Factor
ATX
Dimensions
12 x 9.6" / 30.5 x 24.4 cm
Packaging Info
Package Weight
4.14 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
13.4 x 10.7 x 2.8"

Intel i9-12900K Reviews

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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
Any liquid cooler 2 fans or more are good enough for an i9, Use top search bar and type BEPL360WC
Answered by: Michael PC Tech
Date published: 2023-06-13

How many power phases do i9-12900k need in normal ...

How many power phases do i9-12900k need in normal mode and overclocked mode?
Asked by: Ded
We are unable to offer advice on overclocking.
Answered by: Reuben
Date published: 2023-08-03

Question about the LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard ...

Question about the LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard Bundle. In the specs it reads like the motherboard has 4 slots for M.2 SSD. Correct?
Asked by: Tyler
You are correct, the MSI PRO Z690-A WIFI LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard included as a part of the Intel Core i9-12900K 3.2 GHz 16-Core LGA 1700 Processor & MSI PRO Z690-A WIFI LGA 1700 ATX Motherboard Bundle does have four M.2 SSD slots.
Answered by: Paige K
Date published: 2023-02-17

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

For video editing and general office work, can I ...

For video editing and general office work, can I just use the integrated graphics or is an external GPU better?
Asked by: Thomas
Integrated Graphics are designed to be used for general work, but for video editing a dedicated graphics card is definitely recommended.
Answered by: calvinm
Date published: 2023-02-09

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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