Intel announced the 9th Gen Intel Core i9-990KS Special Edition processor today. Intel states that the processor is for the “ultimate gaming experience.” It boasts impressive specs and is based on the 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K architecture. The processor will be available starting October 30 for a recommended customer price starting at $513.
The processor is unlocked and boasts eight cores, 16 threads, and up to 4.0 GHz base frequency. It also has up to 40 platform PCIe lanes for gaming and overclocking, clearing the way for a plethora of accessories and enhancements.
The core features and capabilities of the processor are outlined in an Intel news post.
In the right circumstances, the Intel Core i9-9900KS Special Edition processor can hit up to 5.0 GHz all-core turbo. Intel states that “Only select chips from Intel wafers can achieve this specification to run up to 5.0 GHz all-core turbo.”
The processor is aimed at gamers who want to get the most performance they can out of their system. Frank Soqui, Intel vice president and general manager of the Desktop, Workstation and Channel Group, states that the chip is “the world’s best gaming desktop processor made even better and created specifically for extreme gamers who want the most performance possible.”