Last time in stock: Wednesday, September 23, 2020
8 Cores / 16 Threads
Up To 5.0 Ghz All Core Turbo Unlocked
Recommended With Intel Z390 Chipset Based Motherboard
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|Series||Core i9 9th Gen|
|Core Name||Coffee Lake|
|Integrated Graphics||Intel UHD Graphics 630|
|CPU Clock Rate||4000MHz|
|CPU Turbo Clock Rate||5000MHz|
|CPU Cooler included|
|Manufacturing Process||14 nm|
|Maximum Supported Memory||128GB|
The Intel Core i9-9900KS adds a booster rocket to one of the fastest gaming processors out there, but at a cost that most gamers don't need to pay to get the most out of their machines.
Intel's Core i9-9900K unlocks the ultimate in gaming performance, and the highly-binned chips also increase your chances of getting a highly-overclockable chip right out of the box. Just be prepared to pay a premium at retail for the limited-edition chip.
It’s trite at this point but I’ll say it anyway: it’s a great time to be an enthusiast. Competition has driven workstation-class core counts and performance down to the consumer level, and it just keeps getting better. The upcoming HEDT parts from Intel will make this even more interesting, and AMD’s 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X is right around the corner ...