Recently, the specifications of Intel’s 13th generation flagship processor, i.e. Core i9 13900KS, have been published from Intel’s new roadmap. This 24-core processor is supposed to be the first processor from Intel – also the first processor ever – to come with a factory frequency of 6 GHz.
Core i9 13900KS processor specifications
Intel has previously announced that it plans to launch a processor with a factory frequency of 6 GHz, but never mentioned it by name. As we said, a new roadmap from Intel has been published on Twitter, where the Core i9 13900KS processor can be seen along with the specifications – 6 GHz frequency.
According to the table published by Intel’s roadmap, this processor reaches an increased frequency of 6.0 GHz with the help of Thermal Velocity Boost technology, and Turbo Boost Max 3.0 technology also increases its frequency to 5.8 GHz. These two frequencies are 200 and 100 MHz respectively higher than the current frequencies of the Core i9 13900K processor. Intel has not changed the frequency of E cores in the KS version, but has increased the base frequency of P cores by 200 MHz to 3.2 GHz.
In addition to that, the spec sheet shows that the base heat output of the KS version also increases from 125W to 150W, but the maximum power consumption remains at 253W. The official memories supported by this processor have not changed compared to other Raptor Lake-S models, but users can use this processor alongside ultra-fast DDR5-7000+ memories that have just been released to the market.
The published slide does not give us information about the price and availability of the Core i9 13900KS processor, but it is likely that this processor will be introduced during the CES 2023 event and will be released on the market in the first quarter of 2023.
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