Intel Core i9 9900KS Releasing In October With All-Core 5GHz Turbo

Written by Michael Larabel in Intel on 4 September 2019 at 03:14 PM EDT. 20 Comments
Intel announced at IFA 2019 in Berlin that their Core i9 9900KS processor will be releasing next month.

For those losing track, the Core i9 9900KS is Intel's all-core 5GHz processor as a step above the existing Core i9 9900K. On the downside, it's still a 14nm-derived Coffeelake part.

The 5GHz all-core turbo frequency with the i9-9900KS is said to be possible with normal air cooling. The base frequency of this eight-core / sixteen thread processor will be 4.0GHz, a 400MHz increase over the 9900K. Pricing and TDP figures have yet to be announced.

Intel also stated that the performance-per-dollar with upcoming HEDT Cascadelake-X processors will be roughly 2x that of Skylake-X.

Intel hasn't yet indicated if we'll be sampled with the 9900KS or Cascadelake-X for Linux benchmarking, but hopefully as certainly many Linux users are interested in the performance potential -- with real-world workloads, which was also a common theme for Intel's IFA 2019 talk.
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