Published on March 15th, 2024 | by Alex Novus

Intel Core 14th Gen i9-14900KS Powers Desktop PCs to Record-Breaking Speeds

Intel today announced full specifications and availability of Intel® Core™ 14th Gen i9-14900KS processors, again reaching the cutting edge of CPU frequency to retain the title as the world’s fastest desktop processor.1 The processors deliver up to 6.2 gigahertz (GHz) max turbo frequency out of the box, ensuring a world-class gaming and creating experience for desktop enthusiasts who want the most power possible.

The unlocked i9-14900KS processor pushes the Intel Core 14th Gen desktop processor family to its fastest speeds yet – building on last year’s industry-first 6.0 GHz Core i9-13900KS. In addition to record-breaking frequencies, the i9-14900KS boasts 24 cores/32 threads and 36 megabytes (MB) of Intel® Smart Cache for powerful performance in gaming and content creation workloads that desktop enthusiasts expect from Intel’s latest-gen desktop processors.

With the Intel Core 14th Gen 14900KS, gamers can experience up to 15% better performance gen-over-gen thanks to its blazing speeds and Intel’s Application Performance Optimization (APO) feature.2 And content creators will benefit from the 14900KS’ performance, which can provide up to 73% performance improvement in compute-intensive workflows, such as 3D production multitasking versus competition.3

 What It Offers: Key features and capabilities of the i9-14900KS include:

  • Up to 6.2 GHz max turbo frequency with Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost – the fastest desktop processor speeds available on the market.
  • Twenty-four cores (eight Performance-cores and 16 Efficient-cores), 32 threads, 150 watt processor base power, 36MB Intel Smart Cache and 20 PCIe lanes (16 PCIe 5.0 and four PCIe 4.0 lanes).
  • Expanded Intel® APO support for the i9-14900KS – providing up to 11% performance uplift in supported titles.4 Intel continues to expand support for APO, which now includes 14 gaming titles.
  • Support for up to 192GB of DDR5 5600 megatransfers per second (MT/s) or DDR4 3200 MT/s memory.
  • Compatibility with Z790 and Z690 motherboards, with the latest BIOS recommended for the best gaming and content creation experience.

When It’s Available: This special edition processor will be available beginning March 14, 2024, with a recommended customer price (RCP) starting at $699. It can be found at retailers worldwide as a boxed processor and integrated into systems from Intel’s channel and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners.

More Context: Intel Launches Intel Core 14th Gen Desktop Processors for Enthusiasts | CES 2024: Intel Delivers New High-Level Compute Solutions in Mobile, Desktop and Edge

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While not travelling, reading, gaming, watching films AND writing reviews and articles, Alex loves exploring the shops of Melbourne searching for classic pop culture trinkets.

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