The Core i9-13900KS Special Edition, Intel’s newest processor, is coming out soon, the company just said. People are saying that this new processor is the first consumer CPU in the world to run at 6GHz without being overclocked. The Intel Core i9 13900KS is also the most power-hungry desktop CPU in history. Its base power requirement is 250W.
AMD Ryzen 9 and 7000 vs. Intel Core i9-13900KS
AMD’s Ryzen 7000 processors top out at 5.7GHz, while the 13900KS tops out at 6GHz. This is a big difference of 300MHz. But next month, AMD will release their Ryzen 7000X3D chips, which will compete directly with the 13900KS to be the world’s fastest gaming CPU.
|Processor||Price||Cores/Threads||Base Clock||Max Turbo Frequency||L3 Cache||TDP||Memory Support|
|Intel Core i9-13900KS||$699||24/32 (8+16)||3.0GHz||6.0GHz||68MB (32+36)||150W/253W/320W||DDR4-3200 / DDR5-5600|
|Intel Core i9-13900K/KF||$589 (K) – $564 (KF)||24/32 (8+16)||3.0GHz||5.8GHz||68MB (32+36)||125W/253W||DDR4-3200 / DDR5-5600|
|AMD Ryzen 9 7950X3D||?||16/32||4.2GHz||5.7GHz||144MB (16+128)||120W/162W||DDR5-5200|
|AMD Ryzen 9 7900X3D||?||12/24||4.4GHz||5.6GHz||140MB (12+132)||120W/162W||DDR5-5200|
Intel recently announced the 13900KS without giving samples to the press first. This has led to speculation that the company doesn’t expect the chip to beat AMD’s upcoming X3D processors in terms of gaming performance. Also, Intel is calling the 13900KS the “world’s fastest desktop processor” instead of the “world’s fastest gaming processor” label it has used in the past for other chips.
Intel Core i9-13900KS Features
Even so, the 13900KS is the same in every way as the 13900K, the fastest gaming chip in the world. The extra “S” in the name means that this is a high-end chip with two cores that run at 6GHz, which is 200MHz faster than the 12900K. The chip also has a Processor Base Power rating of 150W, which is 25W more than the 13900K. This makes it, at its base TDP, the most power-hungry desktop PC processor in the world.
Intel has set the Maximum Turbo Power (MTP) specification at 253W, but its new Extreme Power Delivery Profile lets it go up to 320W with an ICCMax of 400A. The processor is guaranteed to work at this level of power use. Intel recently showed off a chip with two cores running at 6GHz with standard off-the-shelf Corsair AIO water cooling, but they didn’t say how big the cooler was. The chip’s peak frequency depends on Intel’s Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB) technology. This means that for the chip to reach its 6GHz peak, it must be below a certain temperature (70C). Of course, systems with custom watercooling will benefit the most.
The world record for frequency was recently set by the Intel Core i9-13900K at 8.812GHz. It beat the previous record holder, AMD’s legendary FX-8370, by 90MHz. The 13900KS is made with Intel’s premium-binned 13900K silicon, so it is guaranteed to be some of the best silicon the company has to offer. That will make the chips appealing to overclockers since paying the extra $110 for the KS model gives you a better chance of getting a cherry chip and guarantees it. There will only be a limited number of these chips available, but Intel hasn’t given a firm number for how many will be sold.
Which One is Better at Gaming? Intel or AMD
The Intel Core i9-13900KS is the first consumer CPU in the world that can run at 6GHz without having to be “overclocked.” It is also the most power-hungry desktop CPU ever made, with a base power requirement of 250W. But it’s important to note that its gaming performance might not be as good as the upcoming AMD Ryzen 7000X3D processors. The chip also uses a lot of power, which may be a problem for some users.
The AMD Ryzen 7000X3D processors, on the other hand, have a lower base clock, TDP, and max turbo frequency. The L3 Cache and the amount of memory each processor can handle also vary. For the title of world’s fastest gaming CPU, the AMD Ryzen processors will go head-to-head with the 13900KS. We don’t know their prices or specs yet.
Intel Core i9-13900KS Special Edition is a powerful processor that can run at 6GHz without being overclocked. But it’s important to remember that its gaming performance might not be as good as the upcoming X3D processors from AMD. The chip also uses a lot of power, which may be a problem for some users. Still, if you want the fastest desktop processor on the market, you might want to think about the 13900KS. This is especially true if you are an overclocker looking for a “cherry chip.”