Intel Core i9-9900KS
The Intel Core i9-9900KS is a high end desktop processor that includes 8 cores based on the Coffee Lake architecture. It is the fastest Coffee Lake CPU in 2019 and compared to the similar named i9-9900K, the KS offers an all core Turbo of 5 GHz. All cores can clock between 4 GHz and 5 GHz and thanks to Hyperthreading / SMT 16 threads can be executed in parallel. The CPU is still manufactured in the mature 14 nm process (14nm++). Thanks to the open multiplicator, the CPU is rather easy to overclock (if a Z390 based mainboard is used).
With good cooling, the i9-9900KS can be around 10% faster than the older Intel Core i9-9900K (thanks to the 5 GHz all core Turbo). Compare to the old Core i7-8700K, the 9900KS is even 45% faster. Especially for gaming, the 9900KS is currently the fastest option available. The fast Ryzen and Threadripper CPUs from AMD however offer a better multithreaded performance.
The integrated GPU is called Intel UHD Graphics 630 and clocks with up to 1.2 GHz. It is not suited for demanding 3D games and located in the low end.
The TDP is raised to 127 Watt for the additional performance, therefore a good CPU cooler is needed. When overclocking the CPU, more than 200 Watt can be reached unter load.
|Series||Intel Coffee Lake|
|Series: Coffee Lake Coffee Lake-R|
|Clock Rate||4000 - 5000 MHz|
|Level 1 Cache||512 KB|
|Level 2 Cache||2 MB|
|Level 3 Cache||16 MB|
|Number of Cores / Threads||8 / 16|
|Power Consumption (TDP = Thermal Design Power)||127 Watt|
|Manufacturing Technology||14 nm|
|Die Size||178 mm2|
|Max. Temperature||100 °C|
|Features||Dual-Channel DDR4-2666 Memory Controller, HyperThreading, AVX, AVX2, AES-NI, TSX-NI, Quick Sync, Virtualization, vPro|
|GPU||Intel UHD Graphics 630 (350 - 1200 MHz)|
|64 Bit||64 Bit support|
|Starting Price||$513 U.S.|
|Product Link (external)||Intel Coffee Lake i9-9900KS|