Intel plans to start out promoting its restricted version Core i9-13900KS processor later this month, however some keen retailers in Europe briefly provided it forward of the official launch. This week a minimum of two retailers from France and the Netherlands started to promote the most recent 6.0 GHz CPU, studies VideoCardz.
France-based LDLC reportedly provided Intel’s Core i9-13900KS for €950 ($839 with out VAT), whereas Megekko from the Netherlands provided the identical CPU for €700 ($700 with out VAT). Such early availability of the processor that’s set to change into obtainable later this month is an indicator that Intel has began to ship it and retailers in all probability have the inventory to fulfil preliminary demand.
Intel’s Core i9-13900KS is a cherry-picked model of the corporate’s Core i9-13900K processor. It packs eight high-performance Raptor Cove cores at 3.20 GHz (+200 MHz) in addition to 16 energy-efficient Gracemont cores at 2.20 GHz. Not like the common half, the ‘S’ model guarantees a 6.0 GHz increase frequency out-of-box (vs. 5.80 GHz increase clock in case of the common model), however at the price of larger TDP and value. Similar to different unlocked thirteenth Technology Core ‘Raptor Lake’ processors, the Core i9-13900KS model will even assist a 350W turbo mode that may enhance increase clocks even additional relying in your motherboard and cooling capabilities.
What stays to be seen is whether or not the Core i9-13900KS model will even provide larger overclocking potential than the Core i9-13900K on condition that it’s binned to function at larger default clocks. The extra overclocking potential could also be a tangible cause that may inspire fans to decide on the i9-13900KS taste over the common i9-13900K mannequin.
The launch of Intel’s Core i9-13900KS will additional strengthen the corporate’s place because the provider of the quickest CPUs for gaming because the higher-clocked Raptor Lake-S guarantees to supply considerably larger efficiency in video games than AMD’s Ryzen 9 7950X.
Intel is predicted to start out gross sales of its Core i9-13900KS subsequent week. Its official value will probably be larger than the beneficial value of the Core i9-13900K, which carries an MSRP of $589.