The Intel Core i9-13900KS will debut next week with 24 cores and 6 GHz. Although the CPU was not launched today, it briefly appeared on a Chinese retail website. The entry for Intel’s flagship 24-core desktop CPU was uncovered by @wnxod on a Chinese site. The contents appear to be identical to Intel’s official materials utilized on the JD retail platform. While the Core i9-13900KS is no longer listed there, we have the user’s confirmation of the processor’s fundamental specifications and package design.
The box is nearly identical to the Core i9-13900K, and the plastic wafer inside is the same color. The sole variation is the label, which in this case is printed in Chinese and reads “Special Edition.” Intel uses the Special Edition CPU from the previous generation as a point of comparison. The Core i9-12900KS is a 16-core processor with higher clock speeds of 5.5 GHz and a standard TDP of 150W. The Core i9-13900KS has the same TDP but has eight more Efficient cores, for a total of 24 cores. It also has increased clock speeds, now going as high as 6.0 GHz.
We already have additional information about this next CPU, including the fact that it will have a higher base frequency of 3.2 GHz than the i9-13900K at 3.0 GHz. It’s interesting to note that the Efficient core frequency will remain unchanged. According to speculations, the Core i9-13900KS will be released on January 12. Intel has not yet revealed the KS variation of its 13th-generation Core desktop processors, despite the fact that a bigger number of these CPUs were introduced today.
The CPU is already available for purchase in France for €949.96. This implies it costs €180 more at the same retailer as Core i9-13900K.
— Алексей (@wxnod) January 3, 2023
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