Intel is launching its quickest desktop processor so far, breaking the 6GHz barrier at inventory speeds for the primary time. The brand new Core i9-13900KS relies on the 13th Gen Core i9-13900K that got here near the 6GHz barrier with its 5.8GHz turbo frequency final 12 months. The brand new i9-13900KS will likely be available in shops as we speak, priced at $699.
The 13900KS is the primary CPU to succeed in 6GHz with out overclocking, utilizing Intel’s Thermal Velocity Increase know-how to succeed in that 6GHz barrier and enhance PC gaming efficiency. It does it through the use of extra electrical energy, although. The bottom energy of the 13900K was 125 watts, and Intel has bumped this as much as 150 watts on the 13900KS. At max turbo energy, it would hit barely above 250 watts — identical to the 13900K.
Aside from the facility and turbo frequencies, the 13900KS is usually an identical to the 13900K. It has the identical 24 cores (eight efficiency and 16 effectivity cores), 32 threads, 36MB of Intel Sensible Cache, and 20 PCIe lanes (16 PCIe 5 and 4 PCIe 4 lanes).
Z790 and Z690 motherboards will assist the 13900KS with a BIOS replace, and retailers will begin stocking the CPU boxed on cabinets as we speak and inside OEM techniques, too. The advisable beginning worth is $699.
Intel’s newest CPU arrives simply weeks earlier than AMD launches its Ryzen 7000 X3D CPUs. AMD claims its flagship Ryzen 9 7950X3D chip would be the “final processor for players and creators,” with guarantees of between 15 and 25 % higher efficiency in video games which are CPU sure at 1080p.