Intel introduced the Core i9-9900KS processor on October 28, and today in the United States you can already buy its scalped and overclocked versions. But prices bite.
Silicon Lottery has proposed three versions of the modified Core i9-9900KS. The base for $ 600 operates at a frequency of 5.0 GHz. The question is, then what is the difference from the usual Core i9-9900KS, which also reaches this frequency? The thing is that the Silicon Lottery option is constantly operating at a frequency of 5.0 GHz.
More expensive options for $ 750 and $ 1200 work at a frequency of 5.1 and 5.2 GHz, respectively. And according to Silicon Lottery, this is a very good overclocking option: only 31% of all Core i9-9900KS can operate at 5.1 GHz, and 5.2 GHz obeys only 3% of these CPUs. By the way, in the first case, experts increased the core voltage to 1.287 V, in the second case – to 1.325 V.
It would seem that the surcharge for the extra 100-200 MHz of the processor frequency seems hardly adequate, but … at the time of writing the source, all the top versions of the Core i9-9900KS with a frequency of 5.2 GHz were sold out. So the high cost of the CPU does not interfere with the interest from overclockers and enthusiasts.