Intel Core i9-9900KS Review & Specs

Intel Core i9-9900KS 8 Cores 5.0GHz Turbo Unlocked LGA1151 127W

Intel Core i9-9900KS 8 Cores 5.0GHz Turbo Unlocked LGA1151 127W

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8 Cores / 16 Threads
Up To 5.0 Ghz All Core Turbo Unlocked
Recommended With Intel Z390 Chipset Based Motherboard

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Specs Overview

Model BX80684I99900KS
Release Date October 2019

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Series Core i9 9th Gen
Core Name Coffee Lake
Socket LGA1151
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630
CPU Cores 8
CPU Threads 16
CPU Clock Rate 4000MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 5000MHz
TDP 127W
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 128GB
Cache L3 16MB

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Critic Reviews


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.


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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 ...

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