While AMD is strengthening the Ryzen 3000 line with another eight-core processor in anticipation of the release of the Core i9-9900KS, one of the users of the American Reddit forum got this Core i9-9900KS – and dispersed it. If Intel said that the CPU runs at 5.0 GHz with all active cores, then the enthusiast managed to raise the frequency to 5.2 GHz.
Overclocker under the nickname FR33_L35T3R used standard components – an Asus ROG Maximus XI Hero motherboard (Wi-Fi) and a couple of Patriot DDR4-2666 MHz memory modules. The cooling system appeared to be airy. An enthusiast increased the core voltage to 1.36 V in the BIOS, and that was enough.
If the regular Core i9-9900K gains in the benchmark Cinebench R20 around 4980 points, while the standard version of the Core i9-9900KS – about 5260 points, the overclocked Core i9-9900KS «earned” about 5,350 points. Well, modest overclocking is modest and an increase in productivity. However, if conventional components and an air cooling system allow this, then why not?