Intel Core i9-13900KS: it will be 150 Watts mini and 6 GHz in boost!
New performance records will undoubtedly fall… while waiting for the release of the Ryzen 7000X3D from AMD?
Last September, Pat Gelsinger – CEO of Intel – took the stage to present the first six references of the new range of Raptor Lake processors in the most official way in the world. He had a seventh thief up his sleeve.
First “base” 6 GHz processor
On this seventh processor, Pat Gelsinger did not try to play the mystery card and, rather than letting rumors run wild, the Intel boss clarified things from the outset: it will be the Core i9-13900KS .
A name which obviously refers to the Core i9-12900KS which came to strengthen the Alder Lake range a few months after the release of the first processors: launched in April 2022, it made it possible to push the frequencies a little further with a Turbo Max 3.0 at 5.3 GHz (compared to 5.2 GHz base).
The Core i9-13900K, however, should be both earlier and faster than its predecessor. As early as September 28, Pat Gelsinger had thus spoken of a processor capable of reaching 6 GHz for ” early 2023 “.
Slightly higher consumption
Information confirmed by the latest leaks: TechPowerUp actually relays nothing less than the complete reference table of the Raptor Lake-S range with, therefore, this famous Core i9-13900KS.
Unsurprisingly, it uses the architecture of the Core i9-13900K with its 8 high-performance cores and 16 efficient cores for a total of 32 threads. Logically, it has 32 MB of L2 cache associated with 36 MB of L3 cache, the same number of PCIe lines and the same graphics solution.
On the other hand, on the frequency side, Intel is moving the lines: it is a question of 3.2 GHz base on the high-performance cores (compared to 3 GHz on the 13900K), of a Turbo Max 3.0 which goes to 5.8 GHz (against 5.7 GHz) and a Thermal Velocity Boost 6 GHz (compared to 5.8 GHz).
Unfortunately, as often, these few megahertz are obtained at the cost of significantly higher consumption. If the Maximum Turbo Power seems identical (253 Watts), Intel is thus left on a Processor Base Power 150 Watts when it is limited to 125 Watts on the 13900K.
Scheduled for an announcement on January 3, this Core i9-13900KS will be accompanied by the Core i9-13900 and Core i7-13700 whose characteristics are available on the same table. However, no price has been leaked.
Source : TechPowerUp