Intel is showcasing the fastest Raptor Lake-S processor, which is expected to be released soon. Jason Xie, Intel’s Gaming Technical Marketing Lead, provides a live demonstration of an unidentified desktop CPU from the Raptor Lake range. Although he declined to identify the processor, it is evident at this time that it is a Core i9-13900KS.
The CPU is demonstrated running on both Intel reference and commercially available ASUS Z790 motherboards. In this demo, the system is cooled by a standard Corsair AIO liquid cooler; thus, there is no need for a chiller. The Intel XTU (Extreme Tuning Utility) and HWiNFO screens are displayed to demonstrate that no “tricks” were used in the background 7zip benchmark demonstration.
With two cores functioning, the CPU clock reaches 5.985 GHz; however, this is not always the case. Jason says that the frequency will rely on a variety of parameters, including power budget, temperature, and the software itself. According to previous leaks, the i9-13900KS CPU might go on sale as early as January 12. This was stated by both leakers and shops that posted their lists earlier. However, this remains unconfirmed. In addition, the pricing of this CPU is yet unclear.