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Intel Core i9 9900KS Special Edition Processor


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Intel Core i9 9900KS Special Edition Processor

Limit 1 per customer. Intel Core i9 9900KS 4.0GHz (5GHz Turbo all cores) 8 Core Desktop Processor, 16 Thread Unlocked CPU, LGA1151, 16MB SmartCache, 127W TDP, Intel UHD Graphics 630, BX80684I99900KS. Does not include fan, heatsink or thermal paste.

Please note: a BIOS update may be required for compatibility with 8th generation 1151 motherboards; consult your motherboard manufacturer's CPU compatibility list to confirm.


5.0 GHz, 8 Cores, 16 Threads of all core turbo frequency - This special edition release is the elite gaming processor of the 9th Gen family of desktop processors, built for ultimate gamers who demand the highest performance and want to unlock additional power with overclocking headroom.


The Unlocked 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900KS Special Edition Processor is the best gaming desktop processor from Intel, with up to 5.0 GHz all-core turbo right out of the box. Unlocked and overclockable processors can perform at higher peak frequencies, allowing you to push your performance beyond default factory limits.

Even better, with Intel Performance Maximizer, you can automatically increase your power and gain a competitive edge. It works by examining your PC’s performance DNA and programming personalized settings for increased headroom and a custom-calibrated overclock.

And with the supplementary Intel Performance Tuning Protection Plan, your processor is covered if it fails due to overclocking, so you can fine-tune your system and push your limits with complete peace of mind.


Unleash the potential of your Unlocked Intel Core i9 9900KS with peace of mind! Redeem your Intel Performance Tuning Protection Plan for free as a launch bonus with your new 9900KS. Contact us upon receiving your new CPU to redeem your code, learn more about Intel's Performance Tuning Protection Plan by clicking the banner below.


Product Collection 9th Generation Intel® Core™ i9 Processors
Vertical Segment Desktop
Processor Number i9-9900KS
Lithography 14 nm
Included Items Please note: The boxed product
does not include a fan or heat sink
# of Cores 8
# of Threads 16
Processor Base Frequency 4.00 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency 5.00 GHz
Cache 16 MB Intel® Smart Cache
Bus Speed 8 GT/s
TDP 127 W
Supplemental Information
Embedded Options Available No
Memory Specifications
Max Memory Size (dependent on memory type) 128 GB
Memory Types DDR4-2666
Max # of Memory Channels 2
Max Memory Bandwidth 41.6 GB/s
ECC Memory Supported    No
Processor Graphics
Processor Graphics  Intel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency 350 MHz
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency 1.20 GHz
Graphics Video Max Memory 64 GB
4K Support Yes, at 60Hz
Max Resolution (HDMI 1.4) 4096x2304@24Hz
Max Resolution (DP)‡ 4096x2304@60Hz
Max Resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel) 4096x2304@60Hz
DirectX* Support 12
OpenGL* Support 4.5
Intel® Quick Sync Video Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology Yes
# of Displays Supported  3
Device ID 0x3E98
Expansion Options
Scalability 1S Only
PCI Express Revision 3.0
PCI Express Configurations  Up to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes 16
Package Specifications
Sockets Supported FCLGA1151
Max CPU Configuration 1
Thermal Solution Specification PCG 2015D
Package Size 37.5mm x 37.5mm
Advanced Technologies
Intel® Optane™ Memory Supported  Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology  2.0
Intel® vPro™ Platform Eligibility  No
Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology  Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology (VT-x)  Yes
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)  Yes
Intel® VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)  Yes
Intel® TSX-NI Yes
Intel® 64 ‡ Yes
Instruction Set 64-bit
Instruction Set Extensions Intel® SSE4.1,
Intel® SSE4.2,
Intel® AVX2
Idle States Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® Technology Yes
Thermal Monitoring Technologies Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology  Yes
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) No
Security & Reliability
Intel® AES New Instructions Yes
Secure Key Yes
Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX) Yes with Intel® ME
Intel® Memory Protection Extensions (Intel® MPX) Yes
Intel® OS Guard Yes
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology  No
Execute Disable Bit  Yes
Intel® Boot Guard Yes

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