The $619.99 i9-12900k provides incredible uplifts in both gaming and productivity, while the $299.99 i5-12600k is the star of the show providing better overall performance than Intel's i9-10900k and uses significantly less power to do so.
When Rocketlake launched, I declined to call my coverage of it a "review" because the motherboards I had available were either using early (buggy) BIOSes and/or were experiencing other problems. Have these BIOS updates improved the situation at all? Keep reading.
Today we'll be looking at ASRock's b560 Steel Legend, a rather impressive mid range motherboard which performs on par with z590 motherboards twice it's price.
Intel increases the all core turbo speed of the upcoming i9 Rocketlake CPUs up to 5.1ghz across 8 cores - if you can keep it cool enough.