Intel has been really pushing the limits recently, having opened up new arenas for CPU power with the 6 GHz-capable Core i9-13900KS. This was then passed by the Core i9-14900K, and now, it looks like Intel will be releasing a CPU with the capability of reaching an incredible 6.2 GHz.
This news comes from a retailer in Israel, which has listed the as-of-now unannounced Intel Core i9-14900KS in a number of pre built systems. From the looks of the listings, this new Intel core will use the same 24-core design with 32 threads, same as the Core i9-14900K. There’s 68MB of cache, split between the L2 (32MB) and L3 (36MB) cache, and there are eight Raptor Cove cores with Hyperthreading, as well as 16 Gracemont cores. The high clock speed is listed as a 6.2 GHz boost clock, taking it 200 MHz higher than the Core i9-14900K.
Power draw looks to be similar to the Core i9-14900K, with peaks coming at around 320W, possibly higher. It’s compatible with Intel 700-series motherboards with a LGA1700 socket, though the systems listed have taken advantage of the Raptor Lake Refresh and are using newer 700-series motherboards with stronger power delivery and Wi-Fi 7 support, giving a stronger base for overclocking and longer longevity respectively.
These new chips keep native DDR4-3200 and DDR5-5600 support, despite Intels claims that it had improved the Raptor Lake Refresh’s integrated memory controller.
Since these leaks came as a result of combined pre built systems, we don’t know a price for separate purchases yet. However, since Intel has been happy to keep prices at the same level with Raptor Lake Refresh, it’s quite likely we’ll be seeing the Core i9-14900KS starting at $699, the same price as the Core i9-13900KS. This matches the same lack of price increases between the Core i9-14900K and Core i9-13900K, which both launched at $599.
Release date is similarly unknown, though given the listing of the pre built systems it’s highly likely that an announcement and release date is not far away.