Intel has introduced a processor for PCs that is the fastest the company has produced to date. The new 24-core Core i9-13900KS is based on the 13th generation Core i9-13900K and can automatically develop a frequency of up to 6 GHz.
As reported by Theverge.com, the Core i9-13900K, the predecessor version of the new processor, approached the 6 GHz threshold last year with a turbo frequency of 5.8 GHz. And the 13900KS is the first processor that reaches 6 GHz at standard speeds.
The new processor uses Intel Thermal Velocity Boost technology, which can automatically increase the frequency of one or more cores when necessary, taking into account the current workload and available cooling resources.
Many features of the new Core i9-13900KS are similar to those of the Core i9-13900K. It has eight Raptor Cove cores for 16 streams and 16 energy-efficient Gracemont cores like its predecessor, but it has a higher base frequency—3.2 GHz vs. 3.0 GHz—and a higher peak frequency—6.0 GHz vs. 5.8 GHz—for the big cores. Meanwhile, the Gracemont cores of the Core i9-13900KS operate in the same range, from 2.2 GHz to 4.3 GHz.
Also, the new Core i9-13900KS has an Intel UHD 770 graphics core. The energy consumption of the new model is 150 W, which is 25 W more than its predecessor. However, at maximum turbo power, power consumption will be slightly higher than 250 watts.
The Core i9-13900KS, like its predecessor, is compatible with Intel Z790 and Z690 motherboards. It has 36 MB of cache memory and 20 PCIe (Peripheral Component Interconnect Express) support: 16 x 5.0 PCIe and four x 4.0 PCIe. According to the developers, there is also support for DDR5-5600 and DDR4-3200 RAM.
The new i9-13900KS is sold for $699, which is about $110 more than its predecessor, the Core i9-13900K.