If you’re a power user or a professional looking for the fastest and most powerful processor on the market, then you may be interested in the new Core i9-13900KS from Intel. This new processor is an upgraded version of the already impressive Core i9-13900K, which boasts 24 cores and 32 threads, and a base frequency of 3 GHz.
The Core i9-13900KS, however, takes things to the next level with a base frequency of 3.2 GHz and a Turbo frequency of 6 GHz. This means that it’s 200 MHz faster than the Core i9-13900K, making it one of the fastest processors on the market. Additionally, this processor is the result of a “binning” process, where only the best and most powerful chips are selected for the KS model. This means that the Core i9-13900KS is able to tolerate factory overclocking without issue, making it ideal for power users and professionals.
One of the key features of this processor is its Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB) mode, which automatically increases the clock frequency based on the temperature and power budget of the processor. This means that you’ll need an effective cooling solution in order to take full advantage of the 6 GHz frequency.
While the Core i9-13900KS may be faster than the Core i9-13900K, it also comes with some downsides. The first is that it has a higher Processor Base Power (PBP) of 150 W compared to 125 W for the Core i9-13900K. Additionally, the recommended retail price for the Core i9-13900KS is $699, which is $110 more expensive than the Core i9-13900K.
It’s worth noting that the Core i9-13900KS will soon have some new rivals in the form of the Ryzen 7000X3D series from AMD. The Ryzen 9 7950X3D, in particular, is expected to land with a maximum frequency of 5.7 GHz and 144 MB of L3 cache.