[nextpage title = "Introduction"]We took a look at the new flagship Intel - Processor core i9 9900KS has 8 cores at the maximum speed of 5Ghz for all of them together. How fast is the model really supposed to be the fastest in the gaming world?
After a long series of Silicon World hardware launches, some of which have been very successful, and some less so, we are nearing the end of the year with one of the most interesting products, at least for the gaming enthusiast - a process for technical data that is a new record, in part.
While in the chipset Intel The engineering engines are working hard these days to release new series as soon as possible Processors On fresh production processes, the chipmaker seems to be looking for creative ways to engage its potential and existing audience with products it can produce today. Cash flow must continue, and increased processing power is inevitable even with old manufacturing processes.
Such a product is officially launched today - the Core i9 9900KS processor, the most formidable thing ever Processors Standard Intel has seen to date. If you slightly lower the drama, this product can be explained in one sentence - it's a processor core Featured i9 9900K that comes at a maximum frequency of 5Ghz for all eight cores.
While Intel should keep us entertained with the manufacturing process with its existing 14 nm technology, at least until the next one is ready, we get a product whose very nature is to take as high-quality silicon as possible and submit it as a more advanced product.
Core i9 9900KS is a processor designed for LGA1151 in its second version of motherboards. The chipset characteristic of the bracket is H370, Z370 andZ390 For example, at least at the top. Clearly, I would now recommend not to use such a processor on simpler motherboards with chip sets like B360 or B365, you will lose potential processor performance only because of the amount of heat the motherboards emit, and will have to lower the CPU frequency.
The Core i9 9900KS is a hard-core product. It contains 8 cores and 16 capillaries of processing using HyperThreading technology. The architecture itself is called Coffee-Lake Refresh which is an incarnation of Skylake which we knew more Launched Core i7 6700K for the first time Summer 2015. Of course, the most significant change since then is that we have doubled the number of cores, and we have added a frequency of action.
The "S" in 9900KS symbolizes Special Edition in addition to being open to speed beyond its official frequencies (symbol "K"). The processor is limited edition, although we do not know how many units it is manufactured and how long it will continue to produce. It comes in pretty fancy packaging, but does not include refrigeration at all. According to Intel An aspiring processor should allow them to choose which one Cooling They will. They should want the most advanced air coolers on the market at the very least, and the most advanced water coolers on the market by default, by the way.
Although there are some to share with me, in my opinion there is no place in the market at all for Processors Who need a unit Cooling Water as a minimum so I decided to do the CPU review Noctua NH-D15S, considered one of the most advanced air coolers in the market. It is not a cheap solution for about NIS 350, but it does not work for cheap solutions.
The good news is that the processor price is "only" 513 dollars, about 14 dollars more than the launch price of 9900K and about 30 dollars more than its current price. Thus, the premium that goes from 4.7Ghz per cores to 5Ghz per cores is actually small and not serious at all compared to the price of the whole product, especially considering it is a limited edition and future collectible product.
The processor heat casing is set to 127 watts. Although, the term heat casing or its technical name "TDP" has been completely lost in recent years, and is shrouded in asterisks and does not represent the actual power consumption of chips in various situations. The most appropriate way to set the CPU heat emission is to measure the actual power consumption.
The reason behind the launch of this processor is that Intel wants to mention that it still produces the fastest gaming processors on the market, which still holds this important card.
Let's go to the performance tests to see what actually happens.
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We conducted the Core i9 9900KS exam on the same system for all processors that are compatible with the resident and a parallel system for all processors AMD Modern today. The operating system is Windows 10 in the latest version.
The technical specifications of the processor testing system include:
- Gigabyte Z390 AORUS Pro for Intel
- Asus Crosshair VIII Hero WiFi X570 for AMD
- ADATA DDR4 2X8GB 3600Mhz
- ADATA SP610 512GB + Toshiba Vertex 460 256GB SSD
- Noctua NH-D15S
- Corsair HX 1050W
- Palit GeForce RTX 2080 GamingPro
I decided to choose the RTX 2080 graphics card to form the basis of all gaming exams due to the fact that its given graphics power is similar to many advanced video cards currently on the market. Within the range of 20% of it is a series Radeon RX 5700 alongside RTX 2060 Super andRTX 2070 Super. Of course you can also considerRTX 2080 Super by comparison.
The goal is not to create a bottleneck as large as possible for processors, but to create a realistic state of the art computer system that will be purchased or upgraded this year or later. Exam resolutions are 1920 × 1080 and 2560 × 1440.
Built-in CPUs did not let you go crazy with frequencies and auto overclocking. Intel uses a standard turbo, andAMD In XFR which is the equivalent technology. If there is an overclocking, it is indicated by a frequency called the processor. For comparison, we also included a processor results core i9 9900K Quickly Switched Manual to 5Ghz Frequency, De-facto core i9 9900KS "Do it yourself".
Blizzard's electronic sports game, Overwatch achieves almost the same performance compared to manual speed of core i9 9900KS. In any case, the differences are small.
The GTA V game has ceased to make a profit Performence For recent power-on add-ons, and watch one of his recent shows before being replaced with another Rockstar game called Red Dead Redemption 2 that is on its way to PCs. Each processor with 6 cores and more at high frequency is stable Performence Practically identical in this title.
The game The Witcher 3 is one that enjoys powerful processors, but even so if the diminishing marginal output comes into maximum effect here as well. Technically, an 6 2-core processor will not limit theRTX 2080 in this title.
Metro Exodus is an example of one of the heaviest games released recently. While performance rises gradually between Processors At 1920 × 1080 resolution, in 2560 × 1440 there is no significant difference at all between the weakest processor on the list and the 9900KS. This is what happens when the entire bottle neck is on the graphic processing side.
In the racing game F1 2018 we are witnessing an effect where the minimum frame rate per second is greatly affected by the amount of core processor speed and speed. In this game Processors 8 cores owners enjoy a smoother gaming experience and fewer frame hits compared to Processors Owners of 6 cores.
The Shadow of the Tomb Raider game contains many elements that require a powerful processor. People behavior, calculation of shading and physics elements for example. Here every available bit of processing gets used and there is an easy priority for processors Intel When it comes to the same amount of cores. Although noticeable, one can see thatcore i9 9900KS and the rushed version of core i9 9900K are in control.
The 3DMark test is the latest graphical type in our set. This is where thecore i9 9900KS A reminder that has competition in computational processing power. Even the graphic score remains second.
The Cinebench R20 Render Test uses the Cinema 4D Render Engine for a complex scene. Here a processor's multicore processing power is everything. There is nothing new under the sun as there is no processing power that we have not previously introduced with Core i9 9900K in a hurry. The answer to the question "Which processor would be better for rendering on Cinema 4D for 500 dollars?" There will be no processor Intel, Not this time.
Winrar compression is an action that accelerates processors Intel Thanks to the latest set of commands and compatibility with architecture. Although, compared to RYZEN 9 3900X competes for the price, the transport is relatively minimal.
With a strong start in Linux and beyond the windows in recent years, Blender is a powerful and free tool for engaging in animation, modeling and graphics. This software also has fast processing power, which is reflected in shorter rendering times. The Core i9 9900KS is a fast processor, but is nowhere near the processing agility of the 12 core AMD At the similar price, which finishes rendering the scene in just 494 seconds.
Free Handbrake is a simple and wonderful video conversion tool between formats and resolutions and frame rates. We used video conversion and measured time between the different processors. core i9 9900KS does a very fast conversion, but naturally RYZEN 9 3900X precedes it slightly. Still, the difference is minimal and negligible between the two.
Power - the problem of selling chip 5Ghz to the masses
In your possession, I'll start with the power results.
When producing a silicon product such as a processor or a graphics core, there is a power-to-performance ratio curve. The curve will start to provide a stable operating frequency for the amount of voltage entering the silicon until at some stage it will produce less and less stable operating frequency, despite the incoming input voltage. Graphic processors and cores sometimes add 5 or 10 percentages Performence It can come at the expense of tens of percent increase in power, which means they have entered deep marginal output space in a curve.
This is completely the case with the Core i9 9900K chips. The architecture and its limitations are familiar to the public and mother Intel Want to generate a certain amount of Processors It has two choices - it can take the highest percentage of silicon from the production line that needs a relatively low amount of voltage to operate at the required frequency, and can take the top 10% for example, and set a higher average operating voltage. This is so you can make more Processors Stand up at high frequency.
By the same token, the latest laws apply the latest silicone manufacturers when they want to release such special versions. Unfortunately, the effect can also be negative on some aspects of a user experience.
The operating voltage from the box we received on our Core i9 9900KS is 1.38V. Anyone concerned with the rush of Processors This kind of knows that this is a huge input voltage to the processor, one that brings with it huge and disproportionate power consumption. Preliminary examination of the processor with Cooling The D15S without trying to calm the animal brought the processor in seconds to overheat and lower frequencies. Besides, it is a tension of action that does not give a long life chip.
Manually adjusting the input voltage with the CPU stability tests brought me to 1.29V core voltage and for full stability I set 1.30V. This voltage significantly lowered the heat emission and did not impair performance at all. The processor stays at maximum 5Ghz frequency throughout the exams. The thing that bothers me is that the voltage adjustment from the factory is pretty rough, which is something that tells me about the silicon segment Intel chose to allocate to such 9900KS processors. The best ones might be for 9900KS, but the best ones remain for Xeon, the server processors and workstations that it produces Intel Significantly higher gross profit.
The high operating voltage required by Core i9 9900KS means it becomes an adventurous processor and insurance for it is limited as well. Unlike the standard three-year warranty Intel Used to give processors, thecore i9 9900KS accepts one year warranty only.
A more selective selection of Core i9 9900KS processors may have caused the price tag to rise significantly. At a price tag of 513 dollars, Intel Chose not to take a big premium on the rushed version. For the advanced user, the processor means "give you fast burning frequencies, play with the voltage to get optimal results." For me this is acceptable, but I can't help but fear for those users who are going to purchase this processor and use it with simple motherboards with simple cooling, and get a processor that results in safety mechanisms will become significantly slow.
Therefore, see this as a safety warning. core i9 9900KS is a very fast processor that needs tuning to achieve optimal results. Ensure the use of a quality motherboard based Z390Make sure that you have quality air or water cooling that can handle the amount of heat.
By the way, some of you may decide to buy this processor precisely because statistically there is a better chance of getting a stable low operating voltage at a specific frequency. A user may decide that they like the processor features, want it at a lower frequency for all cores, and get great results with ultra low voltage. At a price close to the chip core i9 9900K Standard, this is a perfectly feasible scenario. 4.5Ghz-4.7Ghz frequencies will still produce amazing gaming performance, and if significantly lower heat emission is possible - why not… even though they are beginning to scale to other, significantly cheaper options.
We are at a very interesting stage in the world of processors, and with what seems like the limit of capability Intel In the 14 nm process, there is no telling what will happen tomorrow. Leaks and rumors speak of reinforcement Processors Cheaper in the near future and we can only hope that Intel will maintain a healthy pulse and bring more products to the market that meet competition as it knows it. Processor sales statistics have not been declining since July, and Intel is losing market share at a pace it has not been used to before.
As it seems now, Core i9 9900KS is politically correct and without excuses the "fastest gaming processor in the world". The title is his, which is scientifically impossible to deny. It is possible that even up to the second half of the 2020 year the processor will hold this title and then again Intel Move the title to another processor of its own, even if a bit fast. The thing is that many gamers also perform various and varied operations that require more processing cores, and the desktop world is about to receive an unprecedented amount of cores precisely from the competition. The year 2020 will continue to provide action in the world of processors, and I think it will be one year Intel Decides to leave the brakes on and give everything the 14 nm process can for users, even for those unwilling to pay a premium. We are, of course, with a finger on the pulse.