Ctrl+Alt+Delete: Intel’s finally delivered “the ultimate gaming CPU”

It’s no secret, for the last few years, Intel’s not exactly been on its A-game when it comes to desktop CPUs.

Despite crowing about making “the best CPU for gaming” with each new release, its chips have gradually been losing ground, with AMD’s Ryzen becoming increasingly competitive, not just in multi-core, but gaming performance as well.

This trend peaked last year when the firm released the Intel Core i9-11900K. Despite costing a fortune, being pitched as “the ultimate chip for gaming” and having impressive clock speeds on paper, once we got in our lab the reality was it was overpriced and only delivered marginal gains. 

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Intel Core i9-12900K review
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Overclocked Intel Core i9-12900K produces astonishing single-thread score on CPU-Z with its P-cores dialed up to 6.3 GHz
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Intel Core i9-12900K swats Ryzen 9 rivals and i9-11900K away with blazing CPU-Z single-thread benchmarks
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