Intel has revealed the Core i9-13900KS base power
The KS variant of the flagship desktop CPU is coming soon.
Either Intel forgot to launch the Core i9-13900KS processor or the CPU has just made a debut in the official Intel video. Whichever option it is, the CPU is now confirmed to launch with 150W base TDP.
The CPU-Z specs are shown as part of the 9 GHz overclocking achievement video, as spotted by @harukaze5719. The i9-13900KS CPU appears twice in the 17-minute-long video, so it shouldn’t be hard to miss. However, the product name is clearly i9-13900K, which indicates that the KS variant is simply a pre-binned version of the existing desktop model.
The CPU is shown with Max TDP of 150W; however, this is just the Processor Base Power (PL1) settings, and it is almost certainly higher with Max Turbo Power (MTP/PL2) which is not confirmed yet.
The 13900KS, also known as the first desktop 6 GHz CPU, is set to launch early next year. Rumors suggest it may be released on January 12th. It is no secret, however, that the CPU is now available to extreme overclockers, which is how this information got out.
|Intel 13th Gen Core Series Specifications|
|SKU||Configuration||Base Clock||Max Clock||L3 Cache||PBP|
Source: Intel via @harukaze5719