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10/28/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/28/2019 07:12

World’s Best for Gaming, Made Better: 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900KS Special Edition Processor Available Oct. 30

  • Intel Corporation in October 2019 announced full details and availability for the new 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900KS Special Edition. The processor delivers up to 5 GHz all-core turbo frequency for the ultimate gaming experience. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
  • Intel Corporation in October 2019 announced full details and availability for the new 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900KS Special Edition. The processor delivers up to 5 GHz all-core turbo frequency for the ultimate gaming experience. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
  • Intel Corporation in October 2019 announced full details and availability for the new 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900KS Special Edition. The processor delivers up to 5 GHz all-core turbo frequency for the ultimate gaming experience. (Credit: Intel Corporation)
  • Intel Corporation in October 2019 announced full details and availability for the new 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900KS Special Edition. The processor delivers up to 5 GHz all-core turbo frequency for the ultimate gaming experience. (Credit: Intel Corporation)

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What's New: 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%2 faster mega-tasking when you simultaneously game, stream and record compared with a 3-year-old PC
  • Up to 35%3 more frames per second compared with a 3-year-old PC
  • Up to 17% faster4 4K video editing compared with the previous generation and up to 78% faster5 compared with a 3-year-old PC
  • One-year warranty6
  • Overclock1 confidently 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.

More Context:9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900KS Special Edition processor website | Client Computing News at Intel

The Small Print:

Performance results are based on testing as of August 10, 2019 and may not reflect all publicly available security updates. See configuration disclosure for details. No product can be absolutely secure. Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark and MobileMark, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information about performance and benchmark results, visit http://www.intel.com/benchmarks.

As measured by in-game benchmark mode performance (score or frames per second) where available, or frames per second where benchmark mode is unavailable. PC Gaming Processors Compared: 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS, 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9900K, Intel® Core™ i9-9980XE Extreme Edition, Intel® Core™ i9-9960X X-series, Intel® Core™ i9-9940X X-series, AMD Ryzen™ 9 3900X, AMD Ryzen™ 7 3800X, AMD Ryzen™ 7 3700X, AMD Ryzen™ 5 3600X, and AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700X. Prices of compared products may differ. Configurations: Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, Memory: 2x8GB DDR4 or 4x4GB DDR4 (2666, 2933 or 3200 per highest speed of the corresponding processor), Storage: Intel Optane SSD 900P, OS Windows 10 Pro 1903 v175 19H1(RS6). Results: 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS scored better on the majority of the 20+ game titles tested.Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS is a special edition of Intel® Core™ i9-9900K, with even better performance.

1Altering clock frequency or voltage may damage or reduce the useful life of the processor and other system components, and may reduce system stability and performance. Product warranties may not apply if the processor is operated beyond its specifications. Check with the manufacturers of system and components for additional details.

2As measured by gameplay FPS on PUBG (Season 4 - 'PC Update 4.1') - 1080p High Settings comparing 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS vs. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700K. Measured on platforms with Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS Processor, PL1=127W TDP, 8C16T, Turbo up to 5.0GHz, Motherboard: MSI Z390 A Pro, Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 2080Ti , Gfx version: 430.86, Memory: 2x8GB DDR4 2666, Storage: 480GB Intel Optane SSD 900P, OS: Windows* 10 Pro 1903 v175 19H1(RS6), BIOS Version 1105 vs. Intel® Core™ i7-6700K Processor, PL1=95W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 4.2GHz, Motherboard: MSI Z170MPLUS A Pro, Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 2080Ti , Gfx version: 430.86, Memory: 4x4GB DDR4 2133, Storage: 480GB Intel Optane SSD 900P, OS: Windows* 10 Pro 1903 v175 19H1(RS6), BIOS Version 3805

3As measured by gameplay FPS on Total War: 3 Kingdoms - Campaign - 1080p High Settings comparing 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS vs. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700K. Measured on platforms with: Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS Processor, PL1=127W TDP, 8C16T, Turbo up to 5.0GHz, Motherboard: MSI Z390 A Pro, Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 2080Ti , Gfx version: 430.86, Memory: 2x8GB DDR4 2666, Storage: 480GB Intel Optane SSD 900P, OS: Windows* 10 Pro 1903 v175 19H1(RS6), BIOS Version 1105 vs. Intel® Core™ i7-6700K Processor, PL1=95W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 4.2GHz, Motherboard: MSI Z170MPLUS A Pro, Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 2080Ti , Gfx version: 430.86, Memory: 4x4GB DDR4 2133, Storage: 480GB Intel Optane SSD 900P, OS: Windows* 10 Pro 1903 v175 19H1(RS6), BIOS Version 3805

4As measured by Adobe Premiere Pro CC Transcode4Kvideo SW workload comparing 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS vs. Intel® Core™ i7-8700K. Measured on platforms with: Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS Processor, PL1=127W TDP, 8C16T, Turbo up to 5.0GHz, Motherboard: MSI Z390 A Pro, Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 2080Ti , Gfx version: 430.86, Memory: 2x8GB DDR4 2666, Storage: 480GB Intel Optane SSD 900P, OS: Windows* 10 Pro 1903 v175 19H1(RS6), BIOS Version 1105 vs. Intel® Core™ i7-8700K Processor, PL1=95W TDP, 6C12T, Turbo up to 4.7GHz, Motherboard: MSI Z390 A Pro, Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 2080Ti , Gfx version: 430.86, Memory: 2x8GB DDR4 2666, Storage: 480GB Intel Optane SSD 900P, OS: Windows* 10 Pro 1903 v175 19H1(RS6), BIOS Version 1105

5As measured by Adobe Premiere Pro CC Transcode4Kvideo SW workload comparing 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS vs. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700K. Measured on platforms with: Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS Processor, PL1=127W TDP, 8C16T, Turbo up to 5.0GHz, Motherboard: MSI Z390 A Pro, Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 2080Ti , Gfx version: 430.86, Memory: 2x8GB DDR4 2666, Storage: 480GB Intel Optane SSD 900P, OS: Windows* 10 Pro 1903 v175 19H1(RS6), BIOS Version 1105 vs. Intel® Core™ i7-6700K Processor, PL1=95W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 4.2GHz, Motherboard: MSI Z170MPLUS A Pro, Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 2080Ti , Gfx version: 430.86, Memory: 4x4GB DDR4 2133, Storage: 480GB Intel Optane SSD 900P, OS: Windows* 10 Pro 1903 v175 19H1(RS6), BIOS Version 3805

6Intel is providing a one-year warranty on both the box and tray versions of this processor due to its limited volume.

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