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Intel Raptor Lake Core i9-13900KS becomes the first CPU to touch 9 GHz Frequency

After more than a decade, Intel’s Core i9-13900KS has been the world’s first CPU to break beyond the 9 GHz Frequency barrier. It was just a few months ago that Intel surpassed AMD’s previously held frequency world record of 8.79 GHz with its Core i9-13900K Raptor Lake CPU, and now the impending Core i9-13900KS has broken another record, becoming the first on the planet to achieve a 9 GHz frequency.

The Intel Core i9-13900KS already has an astounding clock speed, running at up to 6 GHz out of the box.

However, as expected, enthusiasts and hardcore overclockers, who are the chip’s primary target audience, have demonstrated the chip’s genuine overclocking potential. Using LN2 cooling, ASUS’s in-house and known overclocker, Elmor, was able to achieve a clock frequency of up to 9008.82 MHz or 9 GHz using the Intel Core i9-13900KS CPU.

The motherboard used to set this record was the ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 APEX, which is also one of the greatest RAM overclocking motherboards on the market right now. SkatterBencher and Elmor celebrate the 9 GHz OC on the Core i9-13900KS CPU in a live demonstration. Sub-zero temperatures of -250.2C were achieved during the overclocking session.

The flagship Raptor Lake CPU will be the Intel Core i9-13900KS, which will have 24 cores and 32 threads in an 8 P-Core and 16 E-Core configuration. The 13900KS CPU has a ‘Thermal Velocity Boost’ frequency of up to 6 GHz, making it the first chip to do so out of the box. The CPU has a ‘Turbo Boost Max’ frequency of up to 5.8 GHz, while the P-Cores have a regular turbo frequency of up to 5.4 GHz and the E-Cores have a turbo frequency of up to 4.3 GHz.

credit: Intel

The CPU will have 68 MB of combined cache and a 150W PL1 rating that may be increased to 253W or even higher using the extreme power profile options. The Core i9-13900KS, on the other hand, will cost a premium of $100 to $200 US over the Core i9-13900K while consuming significantly more power.

However, because of this, the chip will have a limited production run and will not be available in the same quantities as ordinary Core i9-13900K CPUs. The CPU is set to be released on January 12th of next year.

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Nivedita Bangari
Nivedita Bangari
I am a software engineer by profession and technology is my love, learning and playing with new technologies is my passion.


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