Intel Core i9-9900KS 5GHz (8C16T) CPU ReviewPosted on 2019-10-30 14:17:26 by Thomas De Maesschalck
In a clear effort to stamp its clock frequency and gaming performance authority over AMD, Intel has released a ‘Special Edition’ version of the Core i9-9900K. Clocked at 5GHz out of the box on all eight cores, only the best of the Core i9-9900K silicon can become the Core i9-9900KS. As will be a surprise to nobody, the TDP is increased to deal with the 5GHz clock speed. Perhaps more surprisingly, however, is that Intel is charging a reasonable $14-25 price premium for the i9-9900KS versus the i9-9900K. That seems to be a pretty reasonable mark-up for a 300MHz clock speed boost and the allure of a ‘limited edition’ piece of hardware.