Intel’s Core i9-13900KS has become the world’s first CPU to break the 9GHz frequency barrier after more than a decade.
Intel sets world record for 9GHz CPU frequency with Core i9-13900KS ‘Raptor Lake’ chip
It was just a few months ago when Intel broke AMD’s previous world frequency record of 8.79GHz by pushing its Core i9-13900K Raptor Lake CPU beyond the 8.8GHz frequency and now, the upcoming Core i9-13900KS breaks another record and is making it the first. On this planet that achieves a frequency of 9 GHz.
It’s more than 9000!!!!
The ASUS operating frequency broke the 9GHz barrier, breaking the previous CPU frequency record.
– ROG Global (ASUS_ROG) December 21, 2022
The Intel Core i9-13900KS is indeed an insane clock chip, running at up to 6GHz out of the box. But as expected, the enthusiasts and overclockers that this chip is mainly aimed at showed us the true overclocking capabilities of the chip. ASUS internal and famous around the clock, ElmoreIt was able to reach a clock frequency of up to 9008.82MHz or 9GHz with an Intel Core i9-13900KS CPU using LN2 cooling.
The motherboard used to achieve such a record was none other than the ASUS ROG Maximus Z790 APEX which is also one of the best memory overclocking motherboards available today. In a live demo, we can see that SkatterBencher along with Elmor celebrate the 9GHz frequency on the Core i9-13900KS chip. During the overclocking session, sub-zero temperatures of -250.2°C were reached.
The “official” specifications of the Intel Core i9-13900KS CPU:
The flagship Raptor Lake CPU will be the Intel Core i9-13900KS, which has 24 cores and 32 threads in an 8 P-Core and 16 E-Core configuration. The 13900KS CPU has a “thermal speed boost” frequency of up to 6GHz, making it the first chip to reach that frequency out of the box. The CPU features a “Turbo Boost Max” frequency of up to 5.8GHz while the P-Cores operate at a standard turbo frequency of up to 5.4GHz and the e-cores operate at up to 4.3GHz.
- Core i9-13900KS 8+16 (24/32) – 3.2 / 6.0 GHz – 66 MB cache, 150W (PL1) / 253W (PL2) +
- Core i9-12900KS 8+8 (16/24) – 3.4 / 5.5 GHz – 30MB cache, 125W (PL1) / 241W (PL2)
The CPU will have 68MB of onboard cache and a PL1 rating of 150W rated power up to 253W and more using Max Power profile modes. Now the Core i9-13900KS will not be cheap and will definitely cost a $100-$200 premium over the Core i9-13900K while also consuming much higher power. But that’s why the chip will mostly be a limited production run and the quantities won’t be the same as standard Core i9-13900K CPUs. The CPU is scheduled to be released on January 12 next year.