Intel is launching its quickest desktop processor so far, breaking the 6GHz barrier at inventory speeds for the primary time. The new Core i9-13900KS is predicated on the thirteenth Gen Core i9-13900K that got here near the 6GHz barrier with its 5.8GHz turbo frequency final 12 months. The new i9-13900KS will likely be available in shops immediately, priced at $699.

The 13900KS is the primary CPU to succeed in 6GHz with out overclocking, utilizing Intel’s Thermal Velocity Boost expertise to succeed in that 6GHz barrier and enhance PC gaming efficiency. It does it through the use of extra electrical energy, although. The base 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 can hit barely above 250 watts — similar to the 13900K.

Other than 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 Smart Cache, and 20 PCIe lanes (16 PCIe 5 and 4 PCIe 4 lanes).

Z790 and Z690 motherboards will help the 13900KS with a BIOS replace, and retailers will begin stocking the CPU boxed on cabinets immediately and inside OEM programs, too. The advisable beginning value 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 “ultimate processor for gamers and creators,” with guarantees of between 15 and 25 p.c higher efficiency in video games which are CPU certain at 1080p.

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