Intel launches world’s fastest Core i9-13900KS processor for desktops

Intel has launched the Core i9-13900KS processor, which is essentially a special edition of the 13900K chip. Both of them have similar specifications with minor differences. The new one appears to be the world’s fastest desktop processor ever, with a maximum turbo frequency of 6.0GHz. People who want their PC to handle heavy loads with ease may be impressed by Intel’s new chip, which will offer faster speeds than any desktop previously offered.

The Core i9-13900KS processor has approximately 24 cores (8 performance and 16 efficiencies), 36MB of Intel Smart Cache, and 20 PCIe lanes. This processor is similar to Intel’s Core i9 13900K. The main distinction is in the power and turbo speeds. Using Intel’s Thermal Velocity Boost technology, the new chip’s CPU can reach a maximum turbo frequency of 6.0GHz without overclocking, so this is expected to provide a great gaming experience and people may get the most out of it in terms of performance.

Some of the top-end desktop processors from rivals consist of 16 cores and 32 threads with a turbo frequency of up to 5.4GHz. But, Intel’s new processor is expected to offer much faster performance because the specifications on paper seem quite impressive and more high-end. However, the new processor uses more electricity to achieve the highest CPU speeds.

The base power of the previous 13900K processor was 125W, and the new one can handle up to 150W. When the maximum turbo power is used, the PC will require more than 250W of power. Furthermore, the base performance core frequencies have been increased to 3.2GHz from 3GHz on the 13900K.

Intel unveiled its latest high-end processor just days after AMD unveiled its flagship. AMD unveiled its Ryzen 9 7950X3D chip for PCs, which features 16 cores, up to 128MB of L3 cache, and a maximum turbo frequency of 5.7GHz, which is slightly lower than Intel’s new system on a chip. According to AMD, the base core frequency is slightly higher – 4.2GHz – and the chip consumes only 120W of power.

While the chip makers are pushing out powerful processors to offer great performance to users, PC and laptop demand seems to have dropped by a big margin. A report from Gartner revealed that PC shipments declined by 16.2 percent in 2022, but Lenovo remains on the list of the top three worldwide PC vendors. It is followed by HP and Dell. Apple was the least affected company with only a 2.1 percent decline and Dell reportedly witnessed a sale decline of 37 percent.

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