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Intel Unveils Core i9-14900KS: A New Peak in Desktop Processor Speeds

Intel launches record-breaking Core i9-14900KS CPU with 6.2 GHz speeds. It offers 15% better performance and overclocking for $699.


has officially announced the launch of its 14th-generation flagship CPU, the Core i9-14900KS, setting a new standard for desktop processor speeds with an out-of-the-box frequency of 6.2GHz. Roger Chandler, Intel's Vice President, emphasized the processor's ability to redefine performance benchmarks for gamers and , thanks to its “record-breaking” frequency and the implementation of a performance hybrid architecture.

Performance and Compatibility Highlights

The Core i9-14900KS mirrors the specifications of its predecessor, the Core i9, featuring 24 cores and 32 threads, along with 36MB of Intel Smart Cache. Intel highlights a significant performance leap over its 13th-generation counterpart, attributing a 15% improvement to the utilization of its Application Performance Optimization feature. The processor, identifiable by its ‘K' suffix, is overclockable, promising further performance enhancements when paired with appropriate cooling solutions and motherboards that support overclocking.

Intel's new flagship processor also demonstrates a substantial 73% performance advantage in compute-intensive workflows when compared to its competitor, the AMD Ryzen 9 7950X, utilizing tests based on Unreal Engine 5 and multitasking virtual production workflows. Moreover, the i9-14900KS supports up to 192MB of DDR5-5600 memory, with backward compatibility for DDR4-3200, offering flexibility for users with existing DDR4 setups. The processor is compatible with Z790 and Z690 motherboards, provided they are updated with the latest BIOS.

Pricing, Availability, and System Requirements

Available for purchase at a recommended price of $699, the Core i9-14900KS does not come with a cooling solution, necessitating the acquisition of a capable air or water cooler to maintain optimal operating temperatures. Intel has also announced that the processor will be featured in prebuilt systems offered by various OEM partners, ensuring a wide range of options for enthusiasts looking to upgrade to the latest in desktop computing performance.

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