If you don't know, Intel has made its new Core i9-9900KS processor official, bringing up a product capable of reaching 5GHz on all cores… However, apparently we do not have a component here that guarantees for many years!
That is, although Intel wants to rival AMD and its Ryzen 3000… Looks like it risked too much with the new 9900KS! By reducing the warranty on your latest processor from 3 years to just 1.
Intel Core i9-9900KS: The new processor can reach 5GHz on all cores, but only has 1 year warranty…
So despite the $ 513 processor price, it seems that the great cost of getting 5GHz across all cores comes in the form of faster product degradation. That is, you will spend ~ 500 € on a processor that probably won't last much longer than a year of use.
That's what Intel itself suggests by cutting the 3-year i9-9900KS warranty to just 12 months. But why?
Well, the answer is more than obvious… Keeping all cores at 5GHz is no big idea for the processor. Especially when we are talking about a 14nm process, which should have been replaced by 2016/2017. Incidentally, if Intel itself is under warranty, it is a sign that some signs of significant degradation have been seen in the development / test units. Which in our opinion should have greater media coverage. Especially when AMD is about to launch a 16-core, 32-threaded processor.
In short, the new Intel Core i9-9900KS is a super binned version of the 8-core, 16-threaded old i9-9900K. Where the only big difference is that the Boost Clock is now 5GHz instead of the traditional 4.7GHz of the normal version. Well, there is another difference, the TDP has increased to 127W (formerly 95W).
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