Intel i9-13900KS Slated to Launch On 12 January 2023, 15% Faster Than The Ryzen 9 7950X

The Intel i9-13900KS is Intel’s latest addition to its Raptor Lake arsenal. This CPU was expected to be announced/launched during CES, but now we have a confirmed date. In addition, the initial test results put the i9-13900KS almost 15% faster than the Ryzen 9 7950X


Twitter user chi11eddog has shared some benchmarks for the Intel i9-13900KS. It is important to note that this leaker made some revelations regarding the RL Non-K SKUs a few days past. Either way, the i9-13900KS scores 2366 points and 40998 points in the single and multi-core test respectively when tested with Cinebench R23.

i9-13900KS Performance | chi11eddog

When compared against other CPUs, the i9-13900KS is almost 15% faster than the 7950X in single-core performance. In addition, the 7950X loses once again in the multi-core test as Intel’s 13900KS shows off its power.

A previous test in CPU-Z showed a massive 30% uplift in performance over the 7950X. When unveiling Raptor Lake, Intel did mention a 6GHz out-of-the-box CPU which will arrive next year. HXL claims that the 13900KS can hit 5.6GHz and 4.3GHz across the P and E cores respectively (All Core frequency). Across a single core, the 13900KS will surpass the 6GHz mark, which is quite impressive. 

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 150W as a base TDP. We expect this CPU to cost around $750.

Intel Raptor Lake Upcoming SKUs | HXL

Release Date & Availability 

The leaker also mentions that the i9-13900KS will be announced/released on January 12, 2023, or a few days after CES. As for the pricing, a previous leak highlighted a possible 20% price hike over the i9-13900K. 

  • i3-13100F | 168.99 CAD or $125
  • i3-13100 | 205.99 CAD or $150
  • i5-13400F | 291.99 CAD or $215
  • i5-13400 | 328.99 CAD or $245
  • i5-13500 | 343.99 CAD or $255
  • i7-13700F | 519.99 CAD or $390
  • i7-13700 | 556.99 CAD or $415
  • i9-13900F | 781.99 CAD or $580
  • i9-13900 | 818.99 CAD or $610
  • i9-13900KS | 971.99 CAD or $725

Do you think Intel’s i9-13900KS can compete against AMD’s Ryzen 7000 V-Cache CPUs? Tell us your thoughts in the comment section. 


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