Earlier this year, Intel announced some exciting news to its customer base, the Intel Core i9-9900KS. The specially-binned Core i9-9900K is a 4ghZ base clock Chip that is releasing in October. But how much will it cost? The price isn’t confirmed by Intel yet but it looks like an Australian retailer has leaked the details.
According to the CPU’s listing on Mwave, Intel Core i9-9900KS will cost $899 to our friends from the land down under. Considering there is usually a $200-$300 difference between the prices in the U.S and AUS, we can expect Intel’s new CPU to cost around $600 in the United States.
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The prices aren’t official and the listing could be a mistake but the price point does seem just about right. The i9-9900K costs $499 with a 4.7GHz all-core turbo, 3.6 GHz base clock, and 5GHz single-core frequency. Comparatively, the i9-9900KS has 4.0 GHz base clock, 5GHz all-core turbo, and 5GHz single-core performance, and DDR4 2666MHz support.
Being $100-$200 more than i9-9900K seems reasonable given the specs. However, the higher specs, while giving better performance, also mean it consumes more power.
The i9-9900KS needs 127W of power to run while the 9900K only takes 95W. The TDP information, while comes from a reliable source, is still not officially confirmed by Intel itself.
Earlier this month, ASUS released a BIOS update that adds support for 9900KS to its motherboards. Other motherboard manufacturers are yet to do the same but close to its October launch, expect more motherboard manufacturers to support Intel’s latest.