Intel Core i9-13900KF already in enthusiast’s hands, a week ahead of launch

Published: Oct 13th 2022, 09:28 GMT   Comments

Retail Intel Core i9-13900KF appears

You can buy anything with good connections. 

Jeges, a member of the forums, claims to own an unreleased Intel Core i9-13900KF processor already, and he is not afraid to talk about it. This is the first known retail sample of the KF variant that has somehow been sold ahead of the October 20th embargo. This is also not a review sample because no KF processors were seeded to the press. Therefore, no non-disclosure-agreements apply here.

Retail Core i9-13900KF processor, Source: Jeges/

On the OCN forums, Jeges is now sharing some details on the processor. Thus far, confirmed that i9-13900KF can run at 5.7 to 5.8 GHz with a proper cooling (Arctic LiquidFreezer II 360). Furthermore, he posted a screenshot from the unfinished 10-min Cinebench R23 benchmark, which shows a 40K multi-core score, confirming previous rumors.

Retail Core i9-13900KF in Cinebench R23, Source: Jeges/

The Core i9-13900KF tested with MSI Z690 Unify-X motherboard had a peak 5.5 GHz all-core frequency, 292W CPU Package Power and up to 85°C temperature. All this is stock, although Intel LLC3 (Load Line Calibration) has been modified from 1.25V to 1.225V (+25 mV) for stability.

Retail Core i9-13900KF in Cinebench R23, Source: Jeges/

We are sure Jeges will share more details soon, after all, there is nothing stopping him from sharing more data in the next 7 days. Then we will get much more comprehensive testing from independent reviewers.


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