INTEL CORE i9-9900KS, Is The Tech Giant’s Latest!


Intel Core i9-9900KS

The announcement of Intel core i9-9900KS desktop processor did not come as a surprise, this is because AMD initially brought the challenge to Intel with its recent Computex 2019 announcements, however, to clear the atmosphere of that surprise, Intel has decided to make public notice prior to its advanced prototype ‘Intel Core i9-9900ks’ is a “Special Edition” and upgrade of the Core i9-9900K. The 9900K manages 5GHz on only two of its cores, currently, its all-core Turbo Boost is just 4.7GHz. The new central processing unit offers eight cores, all of these are claimed to reach 5GHz boost speeds.

This public notification of Intel Core i9-9900KS came on the 27th of May 2019 along with its Ice Lake central processing units (CPUs) designed for laptops. We will also discuss the latest development on Intel Ice Lake CPUs later in this post.

This upcoming CPU (Intel Core i9-9900KS) is with a higher all-core base clock of 5GHz under load when compared is a three hundred megahertz (300MHz) boost over the standard Core i9-9900K, also with a great feature of four hundred megahertz (400MHz) higher base-clock. The base clock speed of the new processor ‘Intel Core i9-9900KS’ as we have been informed is set at 4GHz, the new central processing unit (CPU) would need to sustain a higher base and all-core boost speeds, it is likely its power draw will be elevated than the ninetyfive watts (95W) TDP required by Core i9-9900K processor.

At the moment, Intel has not disclosed the TDP rating of Core i9-9900KS processor, this means we all have to wait until Intel unfolds its full detail.

Meanwhile, Intel has not disclosed the price of its new central processing unit (CPU) which will be available at retail, with full functional integrated graphics. This could be seen as a chance of matching AMD’s twelve-core (12-core) unless the processor proves to have truly horrible scaling due to bandwidth pressure. Considering its price, and over the years, it’s understood Intel has shown little interest in price reduction below certain thresholds, per-core.  


On that same day, Intel equally announced their Ice Lake central processing unit (CPUs) that are designed for laptops, desktops excluded. Intel released this news with few slides to show its performance detail, however, the new Ice Lake chips are built on Intel’s 11nm processor, which make use of Sunny Cove cores, also upgraded to the latest Gen 11 integrated graphics solution. Intel claims the chips will ship something this year as this is the first 1 TeraFLOP graphics implementation, capable of supporting Thunderbolt 3 and Wi-Fi 6 respectively.

Intel slides on its Ice Lake chips compare the integrated graphics performance (IGP) of the 8thGen Core i7-8565U and uses Gen 9 graphics, while its upcoming Ice Lake mobile CPU uses Gen 11 graphics. In other slides, it showed Ice Lake performance 25W TDP against an equivalent Ryzen central processing unit (CPU), and also test which comprised of a new Variable Rate Shading (VRS), a feature that is found on Intel Gen 11 and not on AMD GPUs. Variable Rate Shading enables developers to reduce the amount of pixel shading to boost performance without affecting image quality.

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