Based on the robust Intel® Core™ i9-9900K architecture, the Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS is a special edition, halo processor featuring even more performance: up to 5.0Ghz turbo frequency on all 8 cores, right out of the box; 16 threads; 127W; 40 platform PCIe lanes.1
Compatible with existing Intel® Z390 chipset-based motherboards, the Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS integrates into a broad selection of motherboards available today. To get the best performance, Intel® recommends updating the system BIOS to the latest version provided by the manufacturer to ensure the latest power optimizations.
The table below highlights a selection of motherboards that manufacturers have recommended to pair with the Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS Special Edition processor.
Contact the manufacturer for additional recommendation details.
|Manufacturer||Model Name||BIOS version|
|AsRock||Z390 Taichi Ultimate||P4.2|
|AsRock||Z390 Phantom Gaming X||P1.1|
|AsRock||Z390 Phantom Gaming-ITX/ac||P4.3|
|ASUS||ROG MAXIMUS XI EXTRME||1032|
|ASUS||ROG MAXIMUS XI FORMULA||1032|
|ASUS||ROG MAXIMUS XI APEX||1032|
|ASUS||ROG MAXIMUS XI GENE||1032|
|ASUS||ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO||1032|
|ASUS||ROG MAXIMUS XI HERO (WI-FI)||1032|
|ASUS||ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING||1032|
|EVGA||EVGA Z390 DARK||V1.07|
|EVGA||EVGA Z390 FTW||V1.08|
|Gigabyte||Z390 AORUS XTREME WATERFORCE||F6a|
|Gigabyte||Z390 AORUS XTREME||F8a|
|Gigabyte||Z390 AORUS MASTER||F10b|
|Gigabyte||Z390 AORUS ULTRA||F9b|
|Gigabyte||Z390 AORUS PRO WIFI||F10|
|Gigabyte||Z390 AORUS PRO||F10|
|Gigabyte||Z390 AORUS ELITE||F8|
|Gigabyte||Z390 I AORUS PRO WIFI||F7a|
|MSI||MEG Z390 GODLIKE||7B10v18|
|MSI||MEG Z390 ACE||7B12v16|
|MSI||MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON AC||7B17v16|
|MSI||MPG Z390 GAMING PRO CARBON||7B17v16|
|MSI||MPG Z390 GAMING EDGE AC||7B17v16|
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1As measured by in-game benchmark mode performance (score or frames per second) where available, or frames per second where benchmark mode is unavailable. PC Gaming Processors Compared: 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS, 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9900K, Intel® Core™ i9-9980XE Extreme Edition, Intel® Core™ i9-9960X X-series, Intel® Core™ i9-9940X X-series, AMD Ryzen™ 9 3900X, AMD Ryzen™ 7 3800X, AMD Ryzen™ 7 3700X, AMD Ryzen™ 5 3600X, and AMD Ryzen™ 7 2700X. Prices of compared products may differ. Configurations: Graphics: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, Memory: 2x8GB DDR4 or 4x4GB DDR4 (2666, 2933 or 3200 per highest speed of the corresponding processor), Storage: Intel Optane SSD 900P, OS Windows 10 Pro 1903 v175 19H1(RS6). Results: 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS scored better on the majority of the 20+ game titles tested. Intel® Core™ i9-9900KS is a special edition of Intel® Core™ i9-9900K, with even better performance. Performance results are based on testing as of July 11, 2019 and may not reflect all publicly available security updates. No product or component can be absolutely secure. See configuration disclosure for details.
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