Insanely fast Core i9-13900KS launched with a 6 GHz maximum boost frequency and US$699 price tag
Yesterday, Intel demoed an unidentified processor achieving a 6 GHz boost clock. We now have confirmation that the CPU in question was the Core i9-13900KS, as Intel has officially announced the processor today. Like the Core i9-12900KS, the Core i9-13900KS has almost the same specifications as the vanilla Core i9-13900K aside from a few key improvements.
First up, the Core i9-13900KS is the world’s first retail CPU that can hit a 6 GHz max boost frequency out of the box. The Core i9-13900K, as a comparison, has a max boost clock of 5.8 GHz. This increased frequency comes at the cost of more power consumption, as Intel is advertising a base power of 150 W, 25 W more than the Core i9-13900K.
Other notable Core i9-13900KS specs include 24 cores (8 P-cores + 16 E-cores), 32 threads, 36 MB of Intel Smart Cache, and support for up to 5,600 MT/s DDR5 and 3,200 MT/s DDR4 memory. Finally, the chip is compatible with Z790 and Z690 motherboards.
Sadly, Intel hasn’t provided any benchmarks/official performance details of the processor, so you will have to wait for third-party reviews.
The Core i9-13900KS will be available starting today at a recommended consumer price of US$699.