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While AMD’s Ryzen X3D series CPUs have garnered significant attention from gamers for their enhanced gaming performance, Intel remains a dominant force in the CPU market, continually pushing the boundaries of performance. Recent leaks have revealed an overclocked variant of Intel’s flagship Core i9 14900K CPU, aptly named the Core i9-14900KS, which promises even greater performance gains.

The Core i9-14900KS boasts overclocked primary cores, elevating its clock speeds to an impressive 6.2GHz, surpassing its predecessor’s 6.0GHz native boost frequency. Overclocking enthusiasts are likely to push this chip even further, leveraging its potential for unparalleled performance. Early adopters have already reported achieving the maximum supported speed with the CPU, requiring 1.498 volts and a thermal design power of 150 watts, compared to 125 watts for previous variants.

Although concrete performance metrics are scarce, preliminary benchmarks indicate a potential performance boost of nearly 10% on the chip’s eight primary performance cores compared to the standard Core i9-14900K. While the 16 efficiency cores show a slight decrease in performance, the Core i9-14900KS is not aimed at energy efficiency, but rather raw power and performance.

In terms of pricing, rumors suggest that the Core i9-14900KS could command a premium of over $700, compared to the $650 MSRP of the Core i9-14900KF. Despite the higher price tag, enthusiasts seeking the ultimate performance may find the investment worthwhile. With rumors hinting at an imminent launch, the Core i9-14900KS is poised to make waves in the CPU market.