Published on October 29th, 2019 | by Alex Novus
World’s Best for Gaming, Made Better: 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900KS Special Edition Processor Available Oct. 30
Intel today announced full details and availability for the new 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS Special Edition processor. Delivering up to 5.0 GHz all-core turbo frequency out of the box for the ultimate gaming experience, the 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900KS will be available beginning Oct. 30, with recommended customer price starting at $513. This special edition processor will be available for a limited time only and can be found at retailers worldwide.
“Intel has raised the bar for desktop gaming with the new 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900KS Special Edition processor. Based on the 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K architecture, it’s the world’s best gaming desktop processor made even better and created specifically for extreme gamers who want the most performance possible. This processor demonstrates another innovation milestone for Intel, following last year’s limited edition 8th Gen Intel Core i7-8086K.”
–Frank Soqui, Intel vice president and general manager of the Desktop, Workstation and Channel Group
Why It’s Important: The i9-9900KS processor is unlocked1 and boasts eight cores and 16 threads, up to 4.0 GHz base frequency, 127W TDP, 16 MB Intel Smart Cache, and up to 40 platform PCIe lanes for gaming and overclocking.
Key Features and Capabilities:
- Up to 5.0 GHz all-core turbo frequency; up to 4.0 GHz base frequency, which allow games to run faster when they scale across more cores for higher frame rates
- Eight cores, 16 threads, 127W TDP, 16 MB Intel Smart Cache, and up to 40 platform PCIe lanes
- Compatible with existing Z390 motherboards
- Up to 27%2faster mega-tasking when you simultaneously game, stream and record compared with a 3-year-old PC
- Up to 35%3more frames per second compared with a 3-year-old PC
- Up to 17% faster44K video editing compared with the previous generation and up to 78% faster5 compared with a 3-year-old PC
- One-year warranty6
- Overclock1confidently with new and enhanced features like Intel® Performance Maximizer, which makes it easy to dynamically and reliably custom-tune the unlocked processor based on the processor’s individual performance DNA
Gamers and overclocking enthusiasts will be able to take performance to the max with the 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900KS Special Edition processor. Only select chips from Intel wafers can achieve this specification to run up to 5.0 GHz all-core turbo. Quantity is limited for this special edition product.