Intel Core i9-14900KS Spotted Again With 6.2 GHz Clocks; Expected To Go On Sale Around mid-March

The upcoming Intel Core i9-14900KS processor is anticipated to be available for purchase in mid-March. Nevertheless, certain retailers seem to be disregarding official sale embargoes, as both photos of the product boxes and the new CPUs are already circulating online.

Intel Core i9-14900KS

The Core i9-14900KS, featuring 24 cores (8 P-Core and 16 E-Core) for the LGA1700 socket, is a Special Edition denoted by “KS.” This indicates enhanced binning, higher clocks, and default power. While this information surfaced weeks ago, recent leaks of supposedly sold units now confirm these details. According to the voltage/frequency point offset table, the Core i9-14900KS demands 1.498v to achieve a clock speed of 6.2 GHz.

Intel Core i9-14900KS

User “pakhtunov” on the forum is sharing the initial outcomes of ASUS BIOS optimizations. While the processor seems to necessitate a new BIOS for optimal performance, the user has already achieved a P-core SP (Silicon Prediction) score of 120 and an E-Core SP of 67 points.

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In a comprehensive comparison using the same methodology, the Core i9-14900K and Core i9-14900KF exhibit P-Cores SP scores of 99.4 and 108.6 points, respectively. Interestingly, the E-Core SP value for the 14900KS seems to lag behind both the K and KF variants, which achieved average scores of 81.7 and 81 points.

Expect additional results from the user soon. However, it’s essential to note that Silicon Prediction scores may not be directly comparable across various SKUs. While this might be less of an issue for the i9-14900KS and 14900K(F) with shared silicon specs but differing in frequencies, power, and voltage settings.
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Source: Overclock Forums

Images Source: pakhtunov