The first Core i9-9900KS test already on the network. We know the processor performance in games and programs. Performance results should not surprise us …
We are still waiting for the official release of the Core i9-9900KS processor, but more and more leaks are appearing on the network. The most powerful Intel mainstream model was available for purchase. If that was not enough, one of the editors has already published the performance tests of the new unit.
The most powerful Intel mainstream processor
If you follow our news, the specification of the new processor should not be a secret to you. Core i9-9900KS is equipped with eight cores and sixteen threads clocked at 4 GHz (in Turbo Boost mode it can be increased to 5.0 GHz on all cores).
In addition, a dual-channel DDR4-2666 memory controller has been integrated, with 256 KB second-level cache per core, 16 MB shared third-level cache, and UHD Graphics 630 graphics chip.
|Model||Intel Core i9-9900||Intel Core i9-9900K||Intel Core i9-9900KF||Intel Core i9-9900KS|
|Generation||Coffee Lake-S||Coffee Lake-S||Coffee Lake-S||Coffee Lake-S|
|Lithography||14 nm||14 nm||14 nm||14 nm|
|support||Intel LGA 1151||Intel LGA 1151||Intel LGA 1151||Intel LGA 1151|
|Cores / Threads||8/16||8/16||8/16||8/16|
|Base clock||3.1 GHz||3.6 GHz||3.6 GHz||4.0 GHz|
|5.0 GHz||5.0 GHz||5.0 GHz||5.0 GHz|
|L2 memory||8x 256 KB||8x 256 KB||8x 256 KB||8x 256 KB|
|L3 memory||16 MB||16 MB||16 MB||16 MB|
|Graphic layout||Intel UHD 630||Intel UHD 630||LACK||Intel UHD 630|
|PCIe 3.0 controller||16 lines||16 lines||16 lines||16 lines|
|TDP||65 watts||95 watts||95 watts||127 watts|
|Price||$ 449||$ 489||$ 489||???|
So we can say that we are dealing with a selected and accelerated Core i9-9900K model. Higher clock speeds should translate into better performance, but they were also paid for by an increased TDP – this increased from 95 W to 127 W.
Intel Core i9-9900KS processor tests
There is still some time left to launch the Core i9-9900KS. Editors from Tom’s Hardware, however, decided to outsmart Intel, acquired a new processor (in engineering version) from their secret source and even before the official premiere published performance tests. There is some controversy about the lack of any evidence of ownership of the processor (which is to be related to the secrecy of the acquired art).
To start, overclocking tests. The engineering art was able to work with timing raised to 5.2 GHz with a supply voltage of 1.36 V, but the editors used water cooling here – in a configuration with a proprietary set with a 360 mm radiator (CL), core temperatures reached 77-81 degrees Celsius . In OC mode, the RAM frequency has also been increased to 3600 MHz.
The first tests leave no doubt – the Core i9-9900KS is the most efficient gaming processor. Even the overclocked Ryzen 9 3900X cannot threaten him.
The situation is different in the programs. In applications using a smaller number of cores, a slight advantage of the Core i9-9900KS can be seen, but in multi-threaded applications the competition model is much better – 12-core / 24-thread Ryzen 9 3900X.
The conclusions of the test should not surprise us – the Core i9-9900KS is simply a "packed" Core i9-9900K, which offers slightly better performance and includes the position of the most efficient processor for gaming. Unfortunately, most likely it will also be clearly more expensive than the usual model with the note "K". If you are interested in details, please refer to article on Tom’s Hardware.
Source: Tom’s Hardware
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