Intel Core i9-13900KS Special Edition 6GHz CPU to launch next year

Published: 27th Sep 2022, 18:22 GMT   Comments

Intel to release the fastest Raptor next year

Intel’s first 6.0 GHz CPU coming 2023

With the disclosure of the next-gen Core Series platform, Intel is confirming it will launch its first desktop CPU offering 6.0 GHz frequency out of the box next year.

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger announces 6.0 GHz Raptor Lake CPU, Source: Intel

The new part, most likely called Core i9-13900KS will launch next year, and it will be limited in volume. The KS-series SKUs are pre-binned processors, offering the best power efficiency and stable operation at higher clocks. Last year, Intel launched its Core i9-12900KS model, which is the fastest SKU in Alder Lake-S series, offering 5.5 GHz with all cores out of the box.

It is not clear if the 6.0 GHz claim is for all cores or just a certain number of them. However, is undoubtedly only for the Performance (Raptor Cove) cores, not the remaining 16 Efficient cores.

Intel Core i9-12900KS 5.5 GHz Special Edition, Source: Intel

The 12th Gen Core KS Special Edition launched at $739, a hefty $150 premium over i9-12900K. It is unclear how much more expensive could the 13900KS be, but it definitely won’t be cheap.

One should expect the arrival of the 6.0 GHz desktop CPU shortly after AMD launches its Ryzen 7000X3D series with 3D V-Cache. Rumors suggest that could happen at CES 2023.

Intel Core Raptor lake Series Specifications
VideoCardz.comCores / Threads↓Max Boost ClockL2+L3 CacheTDP (PBP↓/MTP)MSRP
Core i9-13900KS
 
8P+16E/32T
 
6.0 GHz
 
32+36MB
TBCTBC
Core i9-13900K
 
8P+16E/32T
 
5.8 GHz
 
32+36MB
 
125W/253W
 
589 USD
Core i9-13900KF
 
8P+16E/32T
 
5.8 GHz
 
32+36MB
 
125W/253W
 
564 USD
Core i7-13700K
 
8P+8E/24T
 
5.4 GHz
 
24+30MB
 
125W/253W
 
409 USD
Core i7-13700KF
 
8P+8E/24T
 
5.4 GHz
 
24+30MB
 
125W/253W
 
384 USD
Core i5-13600K
 
6P+8E/20T
 
5.1 GHz
 
20+24MB
 
125W/181W
 
319 USD
Core i5-13600KF
 
6P+8E/20T
 
5.1 GHz
 
20+24MB
 
125W/181W
 
294 USD



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