Twitter post by @g01d3nm4ng0 Cinebench R23 revealed the benchmark results of Intel’s upcoming enhanced 6GHz Raptor Lake Core i9-13900KS and compared it to several other CPUs including the vanilla i9-13900K. Unfortunately, the KS model is barely faster than the cheaper model, scoring just 5.4% higher in single-threaded benchmarks and 3.2% higher in multi-threaded tests.
Don’t forget to downplay these Cinebench results before continuing. Benchmark data shown is not official and may differ from what you see in final product.
The Core i9-13900KS is the successor to the previous generation i9-12900KS and is a special edition processor capable of a 6GHz boost clock. The chip hasn’t been officially announced, but Intel has already hinted at its existence at the Intel Technology Tour earlier this year, announcing that the Raptor Lake architecture could reach his 6GHz on a single core at standard speeds. Did.
During the conference, we didn’t know the final specs of Intel’s vanilla Core i9-13900K, so anyone wondering if Intel will release a 13900K with a 6 GHz boost clock or reserve it for a future KS version? I didn’t know either. However, now that I know the 13900K hits a max boost frequency of 5.8 GHz (using TVB), I’m pretty sure Intel will make a KS model that hits 6 GHz.
This is backed up by several other leaks showing the 13900KS running other benchmarks including Geekbench. So we know it’s coming soon.
Sadly, the 13900KS seems to inherit the same weaknesses as its predecessor, the 12900KS, and offers a significant performance boost over the 13900K. For example, in Cinebench R23, the 13900KS scored 2366 points in the single-threaded test and 40998 points in the multi-threaded test, while the vanilla 13900K scored 2243 points and 39689 points in the same tests. Combining both scores yields a 3.5% difference in performance.
If Intel used the same pricing strategy on the 13900KS as the 12900KS and priced it $160 more than the regular part, this serious difference would be even greater. This makes the 13900KS an absolutely terrifying value for any buyer.
But KS is never about value. We also focus on bragging rights and overclocking capabilities. When Intel puts all of the highest quality silicon into the i9-13900KS, it’s a great value for extreme overclockers looking to break world records or extreme hardware enthusiasts who want nothing but the best.