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Intel drops new Core i9-9900KS processor whose 8 cores will run at 5GHz all day every day

By Kenny Yeo - on 27 May 2019, 3:24pm

Intel drops new Core i9-9900KS processor whose 8 cores will run at 5GHz all day every day

Intel has just unveiled a very special processor at Computex 2019. It's the special edition Core i9-9900KS.

What's so special about it?

It can run all of its eight cores at 5GHz all day, every day, 24/7 — even when all of its 16 threads are under load.

It's essentially a cherry-picked version of the Core i9-9900K processor — tested to ensure that all of its cores can run at 5GHz consistently.

To be clear, the Core i9-9900K's turbo clock speed is also 5GHz but that's only for a single core. The Core i9-9900K's multi-core turbo clock speed is actually a lower 4.7GHz.

Also, when the Core i9-9900KS it isn't running at its turbo clock speed, its base clock speed is a very impressive 4GHz — again higher than the Core i9-9900K's 3.6GHz.

Intel Core i9-9900KS in action. (Image source: Anandtech)

It was shown to be running at Computex 2019 in a DIY system using a Gigabyte motherboard and cooled by an ASUS ROG Ryugin liquid-cooler.

No word yet on the Core i9-9900KS' TDP but certainly expect it to be higher than the 95W of the standard Core i9-9900K since its base clock is also higher.

Pricing and availability information have also yet to be announced. However, we will update this story once we have more details, so stay tuned right here for the latest news from Computex 2019.