Intel seemingly simply teased its upcoming Core i9-13900KS – a gaming CPU that may attain 6Ghz with out overclocking. Whereas the blue crew is, for no matter cause, conserving official product names below wraps, the gaming PC big is more than pleased to flaunt its spectacular clock speeds on digicam.
We’ve already acquired a number of Intel Raptor Lake chips operating in the very best gaming CPU race, however the Core i9-13900KS is anticipated to take the lead. Leaked benchmarks counsel the newcomer may present 9% higher multicore efficiency than an unlocked Core i9-13900K, and it’s apparently 47% quicker than the previous-gen Alder Lake flagship.
In a brand new Intel ‘Sneak Peek’ video, Gaming Technical Advertising and marketing Lead Jason Xie takes an unnamed 6Ghz CPU for a spin that they “can’t title simply but.” The clip confirms that it’s the identical chip talked about at earlier product occasions, however avoids really calling it the Core i9-13900KS.
The demo setup pairs the mysterious Raptor Lake CPU with a reasonably bizarre Corsair AIO liquid cooler and an Asus Z790 motherboard, and Xie says no “methods” are used to realize the lofty clock velocity. Proof of the feat is supplied utilizing Intel’s XTU software program, which clearly exhibits the chip operating at 6GHz.
In fact, Xie rightfully caveats that truly sustaining 6Ghz utilizing the Raptor Lake CPU depends on components like energy funds, thermals, and even working system constraints. However, the processor will hit that speedy candy spot as marketed, and it ought to assist pile the stress on AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 7000X3D.
We’re nonetheless ready for an official Core i9-13900KS launch date and worth, and Intel is evidently conserving its high-spec CPU near its chest. That mentioned, the above efficiency demo is likely to be one thing of omen, as may imply it’s virtually able to roll onto the PC gaming scene.