Intel Core i9-14900KS Hits 1.5 Volts

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Intel's upcoming Core i9-14900KS details have surfaced, unveiling the CPU's packaging and clock speeds. Images leaked via @I_Leak_VN on X showcase the retail packaging, with BIOS screenshots disclosing per-core frequencies. The flagship CPU retains the same packaging as its predecessors, featuring a wafer-shaped plastic case reminiscent of the Core i9-13900K and Core i9-14900K.

According to the leaked information from Asus forum user Pakhtunov, who obtained early access to the Core i9-14900KS, the CPU boasts impressive clock speeds. BIOS screenshots reveal a maximum boost of 6.2 GHz on three P-cores, requiring 1.5 volts. Additionally, all eight P-cores can reach 5.9 GHz, just 100 MHz shy of the Core i9-14900K's boost clock. Notably, the E-cores deliver a boost clock of 4.6 GHz and an all-core boost of 4.5 GHz, marking a 200 MHz increase over the 14900K.


To achieve these high clock speeds, Intel likely binned top-end Raptor Lake Refresh chips. However, the Core i9-14900KS demands notably high voltages, with 1.498 volts for the 6.2 GHz boost clock. This suggests potential power consumption issues, with rumors hinting at a draw of up to 410 watts during peak performance.


Despite concerns, the Core i9-14900KS is anticipated to launch soon, possibly hitting shelves by mid-March. With previous Special Edition models setting a precedent for pricing, this high-performance CPU is expected to come at a premium.

Source:  @I_Leak_VN on X

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