Intel Ships the First 6 GHz CPU

Intel announced the availability of a new high-end version of its 13th Gen Core processor family, the Core i9-13900KS, the first stock processor to hit the 6 GHz speeds.

The Core i9-13900KS continues our 13th Gen Intel Core desktop processor family excellence, showcasing the new performance heights made possible by our performance hybrid architecture,” Intel group manager Marcus Kennedy says. “Extreme gamers and enthusiasts can now push their everyday performance further than ever before with the first desktop processor in the PC industry to provide 6.0 GHz speeds at stock.”

In addition to being the first processor to hit 6 GHz without overclocking, the Core i9-13900KS provides a total of 24 cores—8 Performance-cores and 16 Efficient-cores—Adaptive Boost Technology for improved gaming performance, support for up to DDR5 5600 MT/s RAM, and compatibility with Z790 and Z690 motherboards.

The Intel Core i9-12900KS ships today for $699.

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