Intel just broke another speed record when it comes to desktop processors. The company simply , which can reach up to 6.2 GHz without overclocking, making it the fastest desktop processor available to consumers. The company did the same last year, but this .

In addition to , the i9-14900KS boasts a 24-core/32-thread architecture and 36 megabytes of Intel’s proprietary Smart Cache technology, which shares cache memory between the different cores. Intel says this will enable “powerful performance on gaming and content creation workloads.”

The chip also uses Intel’s Thermal Velocity Boost tool, which is a feature in 11th generation and newer Intel Core chips that boosts the clock speed by 100 MHz when the temperature is below a threshold of 70 degrees C or 158 degrees F. In other words, make sure your cooling system is in order.

As for the benchmarks, the company promises that gamers will experience up to 15 percent better performance and that content creators should enjoy a 73 percent increase in performance when involved in compute-intensive workflows. The i9-14900KS is compatible with Z790 and Z690 motherboards, but Intel recommends the latest BIOS to ensure the best results.

The Core i9-14900KS is available now and starts at $700. It is available at brick-and-mortar retailers as a boxed product and will be integrated into systems from original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partners in the near future. Intel continues to focus on raw speed rather than AI, which is noticeable.

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