Intel has just announced the world’s first 6Ghz processor without overclocking, the Core i9-13900KS. This is made possible by the Thermal Velocity Boost feature, which allows the chip to run at higher clocks when it is cool enough.
The Core i9-13900KS an upgrade to the recently launched Core i9-13900K. The only differences being a boost clock of 6Ghz vs 5.8Ghz, and a higher TDP of 150W vs 125W over the old chip.
To get the most out of the Thermal Velocity Boost feature, we expect a good cooler is necessary with the increased TDP.
The Core i9-13900KS is available starting today, with a suggested retail price of US$699. Local availability and pricing is still unknown, so stay tuned for further updates.