Intel Core i9-14900KS Expected To Cost $749, Reveals MicroCenter

MicroCenter has confirmed that Intel’s soon-to-be-released desktop CPU, the Core i9-14900KS, will be priced at $749, marking a 44% increase compared to the Core i9-14900K, currently retailing at $520 in the same store. This disclosure makes MicroCenter the first major US retailer to provide pricing details for the LGA-1700 processor.


Intel is set to release this “Special Edition” desktop CPU on March 14. Retailers have now officially confirmed this date, and the emergence of a new listing further solidifies the imminent launch.


The Core i9-14900KS stands out as a leading LGA-1700 processor with 24 cores and a clock speed of 6.2 GHz, a first for this category. Anticipated as the final significant update for the LGA-1700 platform, it is expected to precede Intel’s transition to the LGA-1851 socket. MicroCenter has officially verified the complete specifications, including the new 150W TDP (Processor Base Power).


MicroCenter provides a boxed edition of the CPU, following the pattern of other Core i9 K-series CPUs by excluding a fan. It’s important to highlight that Intel typically presents the RPC (Recommended Customer Price), reflecting the cost for 1000 units. Retailers may adjust margins based on their size. It wouldn’t be unexpected if the actual RPC for the 14900KS aligns with the previous 13900KS and 12900KS at $739.

Via Videocardz