Intel's Core i9-13900KF Spotted Ahead of Official Release

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(Image credit: Jedes/Overclock.net)

Intel is set to start sales of its 13th Generation Core 'Raptor Lake' processors on October 20, but an enthusiast from Hungary has managed to procure his 24-core Core i9-13900KF over a week ahead of the global availability date. 

As spotted by VideoCardz, a member of Overclock.net forums named Jeges laid his hands on the Intel Core i9-13900KF (24-core CPU with unlocked multiplier and disabled integrated GPU) on October 11 and has been playing with the part since then. Jeges posted an image of the processor's retail package, which suggests that it was bought early from a friendly retailer, or works for a retailer/reseller and borrowed it from the stock. In both cases this means that Intel has already shipped its next-generation CPUs to resellers and retailers, in preparation for the impending release.

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Row 0 - Cell 0 Launch PriceCores | ThreadsP-Core Base/All Core Boost/Max lBoostE-Core Base/BoostTDP / PBP / MTPMemoryL2+L3 Cache
Core i9-13900KS?8P + 16E | 24 Cores/32 Threads? / ? / 6.0 GHz??DDR4-3200 / DDR5-560068MB
Core i9-13900K/KF$589/$5648P + 16E | 24 Cores/32 Threads3.0 / ? / 5.8 GHz2.2 / 4.3 GHz125W / 253WDDR4-3200 / DDR5-560068MB
Ryzen 9 7950X$69916 Cores/32 Threads4.5 / 5.7 GHz-170W / 230WDDR5-520080MB
Core i9-12900KS$7398P + 8E | 16 Cores / 24 Threads3.4 / 5.2 / 5.5 GHz2.5 / 4.0 GHz150W / 241WDDR4-3200 / DDR5-480044MB
Core i9-12900K/KF$589/$5648P + 8E | 16 Cores / 24 Threads3.2 / 5.1 / 5.2 GHz2.4 / 3.9 GHz125W / 241WDDR4-3200 / DDR5-480044MB

While Jeges does not seem to be a journalist or analyst under NDA (non disclosure agreement) and therefore can share benchmark results, he did not share any solid performance numbers about the part, except a screenshot from an unfinished 10-minutes Cinebench R23 benchmark with a 40,255 points score. 

It seems that Jeges' Core i9-13900KF processor has a peak all-core frequency of 5.50 GHz at a 292W CPU package power and at up to 85 degrees Celsius when working on MSI's Z690 Unify-X motherboard, cooled using Arctic's LiquidFreezer II 360 all-in-one cooler. The CPU can also seemingly hit a 5.70 GHz – 5.80 GHz turbo clock, which is in line with leaked specification of the part. Meanwhile, the enthusiast increased Intel's load line calibration by +25 mV for extra stability.

With only a week until the official launch we don't have too long to wait for official benchmarks to appear.

Anton Shilov
Freelance News Writer

Anton Shilov is a Freelance News Writer at Tom’s Hardware US. Over the past couple of decades, he has covered everything from CPUs and GPUs to supercomputers and from modern process technologies and latest fab tools to high-tech industry trends.

  • cyrusfox
    Sounds like you have a lot more you want to share but you can't :)
    While Jeges does not seem to be a journalist or analyst under NDA (non disclosure agreement) and therefore can share benchmark results, he did not share any solid performance numbers
    With only a week until the official launch we don't have too long to wait for official benchmarks to appear.
    Can we please get more indepth review on AV1 capability(Maybe add a handbrake AV1 encoder constant =2, use the nightly). It really is a nice feature, only wish the iGPU could also handle encode besides decode. My 12900k is running non-stop doing cpu encode. The a310 and a380 Arc can perform encode so confused why the 32eu iGPU only has decode capability, what is the difference in the hardware fixed function? Guessing encode and decode must be different pieces but would like to read a long form piece on this.
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