Intel has disclosed the price of its top 24-core Raptor Lake processor today. The company confirmed that the most powerful Raptor Lake-S CPU would cost $699, an increase of $110 over the Core i9-13900K. Both CPUs’ enhanced clock rates place them in the enthusiast group.
Intel says that the Core i9-13900KS is quicker, providing up to 6.0 GHz without any overclocking. In addition, the processor’s basic frequency will rise from 3.0 to 3.2 GHz. These frequencies are exclusive to Performance cores. This Raptor Lake CPU special edition includes an integrated UHD 770 GPU, and no option is available without graphics.
In addition, the KS model has a higher default TDP (Processor Base Power) of 150W, which is 25W more than the 13900K variant. The maximum power output stays unchanged at 253W. One thing to keep in mind is that the i9-13900KS features a new power option named “Extreme Config” that raises both PL1 (PBP) and PL2 (MTB) to 320W.
Independent news sites have already provided some early evaluations of this processor today, although it should be emphasized that this processor was not sent to the media as part of a review program.
The Intel Core i9-13900K processor is now available through a limited number of retailers. Intel has priced its desktop CPU at $699, making it the priciest Raptor Lake desktop CPU to date. The CPU will also be accessible via channel and OEM partners, who may provide prebuilt systems.
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