Intel unveiled their Raptor Lake platform yesterday promising to bring in massive improvements as compared to last-gen. From the initial looks, aside from the ‘certain’ performance-boosts, we are getting increased efficiency. Read our detailed article here for more information.
As a last minute addition, team blue showcased a 6.0GHz CPU planned to ship next year in limited quantities. As expected, this is the i9-13900KS. We do not have any official specifications, however, they will most likely be similar to the 13900K. Today, over at bilibili “It’s Lord, not Lord” benchmarked this behemoth in CPU-Z.
The 13900KS manages to score 982.5 points and 18453.4 points in the single & multi core test respectively. The single-core score is 30% faster than AMD’s kingpin R9 7950X. To put these numbers into perspective, we compiled a relative performance chart.
The i9-13900KS absolutely demolishes AMD’s Zen4 lineup in the single core tests. The actual clock speeds should be in the ballpark of 6.0GHz, but that is without overclocking.
Moving over to the multi-core test, AMD’s throne is taken by Intel’s i9-13900KS. The X3D refresh for Zen4 will prove to be worth the wait. However, even the Ryzen 7 5800X3D doesn’t outperform the 5950X when it comes to productivity. It’ll be interesting to see how both companies compete against one another next year.
Intel Core i9-13900KS
Intel’s i9-13900KS is most likely going to have the same specifications as its non-KS counterpart. The only difference will be the out-of-the-box 6.0GHz+ clocks. Keeping that in mind;
The i9-13900KS will ship with 24 cores / 32 threads with frequencies much higher than 6.0GHz with a capable motherboard. Packed with 68MB of cache (36MB of L3 + 32MB of L2), this CPU is almost on par with AMD’s 7950X (80MB) in terms of cache. The power consumption will be around ~150W as a base TDP. We expect this CPU to cost around $750.