Intel’s 13th Gen Core i9-13900KS will feature a boost clock of 6GHz (single-core) out of the box. Like the 13900K, which tops out at 5.8GHz, it’ll feature 8 P-cores and 16 E-cores. We’re essentially looking at a factory overclocked SKU targeted at enthusiasts and overclockers. A CPU-Z benchmark of the same has surfaced over at the Chinese Bilibili forums, indicating that the KS will be close to 10% faster than the base K model:
The Core i9-13900KS scores 983 points in the single-core and 18,435 points in the multi-core benchmark, a mild improvement over the 13900K’s nT score (16,877 points). Meanwhile, the Ryzen 9 7950X nets 15,662 points in the same, conferring a lead of 18% to the 13900KS.
|Core i9-13900KS||983 points||18,453 points|
|Core i9-13900K||945 points||16,877 points|
|Ryzen 9 7950X||772 points||15,662 points|
|Core i9-12900KS||851 points||11,957 points|
|Core i9-12900K||805 points||11,289 points|
It’s worth noting that CPU-Z is an FP-intensive benchmark favoring Intel chips, explaining the little to no uplift with the Zen 4 offerings. For a more reasonable comparison, we recommend checking out Cinebench, Blender, or your preferred video game.