Intel has announced the availability of its latest desktop processor, the 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900KS, after it was showcased in September last year. It boasts a maximum turbo frequency of 6.0 GHz, making it the first processor in the PC industry to reach that threshold at stock speeds.
This powerful processor is designed to provide a top-notch gaming and creation experience for desktop enthusiasts. Earlier, Intel 13th Gen ‘Raptor Lake’ mobile processors were announced.
Unlocked 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900KS processor
The new i9-13900KS processor by Intel is a significant achievement in the PC industry, as it offers faster speeds than ever before to desktop enthusiasts. With 24 cores, it offers an impressive maximum turbo frequency of 6.0 GHz and comes with 36MB of Intel Smart Cache.
This powerful combination allows for exceptional performance in gaming and content creation tasks. And, the key features and capabilities of the i9-13900KS include:
- With a max turbo frequency of 6.0 GHz, it is the first processor in the PC industry to reach that threshold without the need for overclocking.
- It features Intel Adaptive Boost Technology, which improves gaming performance by allowing for higher multicore turbo frequencies.
- With 24 cores, 32 threads, 150W processor base power, 36MB Intel Smart Cache, and 20 PCIe lanes, it provides plenty of power and flexibility for demanding workloads.
- Additionally, it supports DDR5 5600 MT/s and DDR4 3200 MT/s memory, and is compatible with Z790 and Z690 motherboards, with the latest BIOS recommended for the best performance.
Pricing and availability
The new 13th Gen Intel Core i9-13900KS special edition processor is available starting January 12, 2023, with a suggested retail price starting at $699 (Rs. 56,900 approx.).
It can be purchased at various retailers worldwide in the form of a boxed processor, and also integrated into systems from Intel’s partners in the channel and Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) sectors.
Speaking at the launch, Marcus Kennedy, Intel Client Computing Group manager, Gaming and Channel, said,
The Core i9-13900KS continues our 13th Gen Intel Core desktop processor family excellence, showcasing the new performance heights made possible by our performance hybrid architecture. Extreme gamers and enthusiasts can now push their everyday performance further than ever before with the first desktop processor in the PC industry to provide 6.0 GHz speeds at stock.