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Initially teased by Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger during their Innovation 2022 opening keynote, Intel has unveiled its highly anticipated 6 GHz out-of-the-box processor, the Core i9-13900KS. The Core i9-13900KS is a special, highly clocked bin of the regular i9-13900K, offering the same 24-core (8P+16E) hybrid architecture, but with an impressive P-core maximum turbo clockspeed of up to 6 GHz. Based on Intel's existing Raptor Lake-S desktop silicon, Intel claims that the Core i9-13900KS is the first desktop processor to reach 6 GHz out of the box without overclocking. With normal chips hitting up to 5.8GHz, the i9-13900KS is an even more extreme bin of that silicon, with Intel identifying chips that can run even harder to make it to 6 GHz. The trade-off for this...

Best Intel Motherboards: Holiday 2022

Since we posted our previous motherboard guides, there has been a couple of notable processor launches. Perhaps one of the most impressive of the aforementioned launches is Intel's 13th...

4 by Gavin Bonshor on 12/12/2022

Intel Core i9-13900K and i5-13600K Review: Raptor Lake Brings More Bite

Today marks the release of Intel’s 13th Gen Core series, codenamed Raptor Lake. The first models to be unleashed into retail channels are all overclockable parts, with six SKUs...

167 by Gavin Bonshor on 10/20/2022

The MSI MPG Z690 Carbon WIFI (DDR5) Motherboard Review: A Decent Mid-Ranged Z690

As we near the end of Intel's 12th Gen (Alder Lake) life cycle, its 13th Gen Core series is expected to be due by the end of the year...

18 by Gavin Bonshor on 9/8/2022

The Intel Core i9-12900KS Review: The Best of Intel's Alder Lake, and the Hottest

As far as top-tier CPU SKUs go, Intel's Core i9-12900KS processor sits in noticeably sharp In contrast to the launch of AMD's Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor with 96 MB...

57 by Gavin Bonshor on 7/29/2022

ASRock Releases Raptor Lake BIOS Updates For Its 600 Series Motherboards

While Intel has yet to officially announce its next (13th) generation of Core processors, this isn't stopping motherboard manufacturers from releasing products for them. Always eager to slide ahead...

3 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/29/2022

The ASUS ROG Maximus Z690 Hero Motherboard Review: A Solid Option For Alder Lake

Over the last six months since Intel launched its 12th Gen Core series of processors, we've looked at several Alder Lake desktop CPUs and seen how competitive they are...

40 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/15/2022

NZXT Announce N7 and N5 Z690 Motherboards for Intel 12th Gen Core Processors

NZXT has announced a pair of new motherboards designed for Intel's 12th Gen Core processors: the N7 Z690 and N5 Z690. The N7 Z690 positions itself as the premium...

6 by Gavin Bonshor on 6/1/2022

GIGABYTE Issues Recall on Z690I Aorus Ultra Motherboards, Citing PCIe Gen 4 Issues

GIGABYTE has officially announced that it is offering an RMA replacement service for users that have purchased one of its key mini-ITX models for Intel's 12th Gen Core series...

16 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/16/2022

The Intel W680 Chipset Overview: Alder Lake Workstations Get ECC Memory and Overclocking Support

Earlier this month Intel quietly launched its W680 chipset, the company's workstation-focused chipset for its 12th Gen Core (Alder Lake) processors. Unlike the current generation of consumer desktop chipsets...

79 by Gavin Bonshor on 3/9/2022

The GIGABYTE Z690 Aorus Master Mobo Review: 10GbE Rounds Out A Premium Board

The latest motherboard to grace our test bench is the GIGABYTE Z690 Aorus Master, which hails from its Aorus gaming series and sits just one step below its Aorus...

37 by Gavin Bonshor on 2/25/2022

EVGA Unleashes Z690 Dark K|NGP|N Edition Motherboard: Alder Lake Goes Extreme

Although these long, cold, and dark nights are starting to come to an end, EVGA has launched its darkest and most devilish desktop motherboard to date, the EVGA Z690...

25 by Gavin Bonshor on 2/18/2022

The MSI MEG Z690 Unify (DDR5) Motherboard Review: The All-Black Option

With the Unify, we are looking at a premium model with support for DDR5 memory, but it doesn't feature any RGB LED lighting. The MSI MEG Z690 Unify represents...

20 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/18/2022

CES 2022: ASUS Unveils ROG Strix B660-I Gaming WIFI Mini-ITX Motherboard

During CES 2022, ASUS announced its H670, B660, and H610 motherboards designed for Intel's 12th generation Alder Lake processors. Among the launch of five new ROG Strix models for...

9 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/7/2022

CES 2022: Colorful Announces Three Micro-ATX B660 Motherboards

During CES 2022, Colorful has unveiled three new micro-ATX motherboards based on Intel's latest B660 chipset. Featuring support for Intel's 12th generation Alder Lake processors, the Colorful CVN B660M...

5 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/7/2022

CES 2022: GIGABYTE Announces B660 Aorus Master Motherboards

During CES 2022, GIGABYTE unveiled many B660 and H610 motherboards designed for Intel's latest Alder Lake processors. Perhaps the most interesting and 'premium' of these is the GIGABYTE B660...

6 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/6/2022

CES 2022: ASRock Unveils Z690 Aqua and Z690 Aqua OC Motherboards

At CES 2022, ASRock has announced two premium and limited edition Z690 motherboards. The ASRock Z690 Aqua and Z690 Aqua OC motherboards both boast impressive specifications, including a custom...

1 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/6/2022

CES 2022: MSI Unveils the MAG B660 Tomahawk WIFI DDR4 Motherboard

MSI, along with other vendors has unveiled new motherboards for Intel's latest Alder Lake processors based on the more affordable H670, B660, and H610 chipsets. One of the most...

2 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/5/2022

CES 2022: ASRock Reveals its H670, B660, and H610 Value Series Motherboards

At CES 2022, ASRock unveiled a total of nine Value Series models based on Intel's latest 600 series chipsets, including one H670, three B660, and five H610 models. The...

4 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/5/2022

CES 2022: ASRock Announces B660, B660M, and H670 Steel Legend Motherboards

At CES 2022 in Las Vegas, ASRock has unveiled many new 600 series motherboards. This includes three Steel Legend series models, one B660, one B660M, and one H670 model...

1 by Gavin Bonshor on 1/4/2022

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