Alleged Intel Core i9-13900 Sample With 3.8GHz Boost Clock Leaks

Intel's 12th generation Alder Lake line has been out for less than a year, but a supposed engineering sample of a high-end Core i9-13900 has already been posted online.

The Chinese site Expreview was the first to put the details about the CPU online. They were posted on Twitter.

Intel's naming system makes it clear that the 13900 isn't a top-tier CPU, though Intel hasn't said that directly.

But according to the article written by Expreview and the CPU-Z screenshots they posted, this SKU seems to ship with a whopping 24 cores; 

eight of them are P-Cores and the other 16 are E-Cores, giving the CPU a total of 32 threads.

Aside from that, the fact that this 13900 is not a K chip also explains, to some degree, why the CPU's TDP is 65W.

That's low for a Core i9 processor, since the current top-of-the-line SKU of the Alder Lake generation, the Core i9-12900KS, needs 150W TDP to run. 

Also, the fact that its TDP is lower may explain why its boost clock is only 3.8GHz and doesn't go up to 5GHz like Intel's current 12th generation Core i9 series CPUs.

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