Intel Prepares for the Arrival of a New Monster CPU: Intel may be about to release a new chip that will be even better than its current best ones. This time, it will be a real monster of a CPU. A new picture of the supposed Core i9-14900KS that got out suggests that it might not be too long until it comes out. Reports say that the chip can hit 6.2GHz right out of the box. Still, there is one question: Is this picture real?
Intel Prepares for the Arrival of a New Monster CPU
The picture was made today by HXL (9550pro). For CPU leaks, HXL is a well-known name, but not even the poster is sure if the picture is real or not. They don’t know if Intel will release this CPU, even if it is real. Both the Core i9-14900KS and the Core i9-13900KS have letters on their heat sinks that don’t quite match up with what you see in the picture.
I don’t know if it’s fake or not and I don’t know if it will be launch.
— HXL (@9550pro) January 2, 2024
On the other hand, just because the letters (especially the KS) don’t look exactly the same on both chips doesn’t mean that the picture has been changed. There were reports about the Core i9-14900KS as early as November of last year, and everything else seems to be real. Also, Intel has been making these enthusiast-level CPUs for a few generations now, such as the Core i9-12900KS and its Raptor Lake counterpart. It makes perfect sense for Intel to release a KS version of the Core i9-14900K for people with more money who want the best Intel CPU this generation has to offer.
That’s because we don’t know for sure if the Core i9-14900KS is real or not, so it makes sense that its specs are still unknown. It’s said to have the same number of cores as the Core i9-14900K, though, with 24 cores (8 speed cores and 16 economy cores) and 32 threads. We do think that the boost clock speed will go up to a crazy 6.2GHz, though. Besides that, Intel might raise the TDP to 150 watts, which is 25 watts more than any of the other Raptor Lake reboot chips.
If this CPU does make it to market, how much will it cost? It looks like a safe bet is between $600 and $700. It was first sold for $590, but these days you can find it for just a little less than that. Maybe Intel will show off the Core i9-14900KS at CES 2024. If they do, stay tuned, because we’ll be covering all the new products.