Not Quite The World's Best Gaming CPU
HWM Singapore|December 2019
Intel Core i9-9900KS Special Edition
Koh Wanzi

The Intel Core i99900KS is best thought of as just another flavour of the Core i99900K. There’s already the Core i9-9900KF, which lacks any integrated graphics, so the Core i9-9900KS is more or less just a higher clocked version of both its siblings. Intel is touting this as the best processor for gaming, and while the specifications certainly look promising on paper, it doesn’t quite deliver.

The base clock has increased from 3.6GHz to 4.0GHz, and the processor now boosts to 5.0GHz on all cores. In comparison, the older Core i9-9900K was only capable of boosting to 5.0GHz on two cores at the most, in addition to a 4.7GHz Turbo frequency across six to eight cores.

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