Intel unveils Core i9-9900KS CPU ahead of Computex 2019 keynote

Kyle Chua
Intel unveils Core i9-9900KS CPU ahead of Computex 2019 keynote
The Core i9-9900KS can reportedly clock 5GHz for all its 8 cores

MANILA, Philippines – Intel has unveiled its fastest central processing unit (CPU) to date ahead of its Computex 2019 keynote on Tuesday, May 28.

While they’re saving the reveal of the details for the event itself, Engadget reported the company already gave a demonstration of the chip for the press, showing it running via Windows Task Manager with all 8 cores clocked at 5GHz.

This is a significant upgrade from the flagship 9900K, which can only have one core maxed at that speed.

The company also said that it has a 4GHz base speed, up from the 9990K’s 3.6GHz.

Additionally, Intel has shared some stats of how Ice Lake, its next generation of 10nm laptop chips, perform for gaming.

The company reportedly increased graphics capabilities integrated on the chips, allowing them to handle numerous titles without leaning on a dedicated GPU.

Intel’s numbers show that Overwatch and Fortnite saw a 42% and 43% performance jump, respectively, with the chips. Meanwhile, Counter Strike: Global Offensive saw a sizable 72 percent boost.

The catch, however, is that the benchmarks were recorded with the games running on 1080p and in low graphics settings. –

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