Intel may be preparing to unveil a forthcoming beast of a processor, and this particular CPU model seems to be an absolute juggernaut. The imminent release of the rumored Core i9-14900KS is suggested by a recently disclosed image of the processor. Reportedly, this processor is capable of operating at an astounding 6.2GHz out of the box. However, an unanswered issue remains: Is the image genuine?
By way of HXL (9550pro), a renowned leaker in CPU circles, the image surfaced. Although HXL has a well-established track record of disclosures, even they harbor doubts regarding the authenticity of the image. There is skepticism regarding Intel’s actual distribution of this CPU. Although the image may seem authentic, there are minor distinctions in the lettering displayed on the heat sink of the Core i9-13900KS and the Core i9-14900KS.
Nonetheless, inconsistencies in lettering, particularly the “KS,” do not inherently signify interference with the image. Since November of last year, speculation has circulated regarding the Core i9-14900KS, and the image as a whole appears to be authentic. In addition, Intel has a history of releasing CPUs designed for enthusiasts every few generations; the Core i9-12900KS and its Raptor Lake equivalent continue this trend. Intel should logically follow the Core i9-14900K with a high-end KS model for users desiring the generation’s preeminent Intel processor.
The specifications of the Core i9-14900KS remain unconfirmed due to the uncertainty surrounding its authenticity. Speculations indicate, however, that it might feature the same number of cores as the Core i9-14900K, which has 24 threads eight performance cores, and sixteen efficiency cores. Anticipated is an increase in processor performance to an astounding 6.2GHz. Additionally, Intel may increase the TDP to 150 watts, which is 25 watts more than other processors introduced with the Raptor Lake refresh.
What is the potential cost of this CPU? Approximations range from $600 to $750. At its launch price of $590, the Core i9-14900K is presently priced marginally below its initial offering. Intel may announce the Core i9-14900KS at CES 2024; therefore, remain informed of the most recent product developments.