Intel teased their 6Ghz clock speed on the launch their 13th-gen Core CPUs a few months back and today is the day that CPU is now officially launched and is available for sale. With an MSRP of $700, the Core i9-13900KS will sit as the flagship CPU of the 13th-gen era. Featuring similar core configuration from the existing Core i9-13900K with 8 P-Cores and 16 E-cores, the Core i9-13900KS has tightly-binned CPUs that push +200Mhz more than the current high-end K CPU. But thanks to power limit adjustments and refinements to the Intel’s Adaptive Boost Technology, Intel designed this CPU to get improved multi-threaded boost.
To support this increaese in clock speed, Intel bumps up processor base power to 150W versus 125W on the 13900K with maximum turbo power still at 253W. Given its notoriety for its high power draw, Intel has done little to drum up this launch but celebrated it still with activities like the Intel Creato Challenge PC build-off.
EKWB has also launched a naked die mounting kit in collaboration with extreme overclocker Der8auer perhaps in preparation for the enthusiast market who are generally this CPU’s target market.