Intel had recently announced its 13th generation Core processors and today, the company has announced a new top-end model in the lineup, dubbed Intel Core i9-13900KS.
The new processor is touted to be the fastest desktop processor to date, with a clock speed of 6.0GHz without overclocking.
The Intel Core i9-13900KS is based on the 13900K chip, which peaked at 5.8GHz turbo frequency. The newly released 13900KS reaches 6GHz without overclocking using Intel’s Thermal Velocity Boost technology. It does it by using more electricity, using 250 watts at the max turbo power instead of the regular 150 watts, and peaks at 320W in a new Extreme Power Delivery Profile.
Apart from the power consumption and turbo frequencies, the Intel Core i9-13900KS is almost similar to the 13900K. The base frequency for the performance core has been increased to 3.2GHz from 3GHz. It comes with 24 cores, which include eight performance cores and 16 efficiency cores.
There are 32 threads, 36MB of Intel Smart Cache, and 20 PCIe lanes, including 16 PCIe 5 and four PCIe 4 lanes. As for compatibility, the Z790 and Z690 motherboards will support this new 13900KS chip with a BIOS update.
The launch of this Intel Core i9-13900KS flagship desktop chipset comes just weeks before AMD is all set to launch the Ryzen 7000 X3D CPUs. AMD has claimed that its flagship Ryzen 9 7950X3D chip will be the ultimate processor for gamers and creators, promising up to 25 percent better performance.
Pricing and Availability
It is now available for purchase for the price of $699.