Intel tease Core i9-9900KS: rocks out at 5GHz on all 8 cores

Intel's new 'special edition' 9900K is the 9900KS: rolls out with 5GHz boost on ALL cores.

Published Sun, May 26 2019 6:22 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:48 AM CST

Computex 2019 - AMD is about to kick off its huge Computex 2019 keynote, so what does its competitor have to show: oh, a special edition Core i9-9900K which will be called the 9900KS.

Intel tease Core i9-9900KS: rocks out at 5GHz on all 8 cores |

Intel's new Core i9-9900KS is virtually identical to teh current 8C/16T chip in the 9900K except the new variant rolls out with all-core boost clocks of 5GHz which is impressive. Intel will unveil more details of the Core i9-9900KS during its Computex 2019 keynote tomorrow, but they did confirm it will have a base clock of 4GHz (compared to 3.6GHz on the 9900K).

We can expect the TDP on the 9900KS to be freaking high -- something Intel isn't talking about now, but alongside the 8C/16T of processing power we have 16MB of L3 cache, GT2 graphics, and the same soldered IHS that was on the 9900K.

Once Intel officially details it tomorrow, we'll provide you with more information. Until then... what do you think? 5GHz all-core boost is mighty impressive, but is it enough to fan the flames of Zen 2 and the Ryzen 3000 series CPUs?

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