As we prepare for the launch of the Intel Core i9-9900KS, with some motherboard manufacturers already launching the motherboard firmware to support the new processor, new documentation appears suggesting that the most powerful iteration of Intel Core i9-9900K could potentially go outside with a TDP of 127 W (thermal design power).
Sharp-eyed Redditor Urotho noted that Asus has updated the processor support list for its ROG Maximus XI Code game motherboard, listing the Core i9-9900KS with a 127W TDP.
Of course, this specification has not been confirmed by Intel. In addition, it seems that Asus has removed the Core i9-9900KS from the CPU support list on the motherboard, perhaps until the chip goes out in October. However, Tom & # 39; s Hardware also noted that the Russian retailer DNS Shop corroborates this information on its homepage Core i9-9900KS.
What does this higher TDP mean for consumers?
We already know that the next CPU will feature a 4 GHz clock base and a 5.0 GHz pulse clock in all cores, on the 3.6 GHz and 5.0 GHz pulse and base clocks of i9-9900K. But, apart from that, there is not much difference in its specifications, since it is reported that the Core i9-9900KS has the same number of cores and threads, among other things.
However, if the rumor is correct, the Core i9-9900KS will have the highest TDP rating on a conventional Intel desktop processor. Its 127 W TDP, which is 33.68% higher than the 95 W of the i9-9900K, also means that the chip could offer better performance.
On the negative side, it will also mean that it will generate more heat and have more power consumption, so it may require a more resistant thermal cooling solution. Not to mention the fact that not all motherboards on the market can support the Core i9-9900KS.
Of course, we will have to wait until its release in October to confirm all this. The good news is that it won't be long until we have the Intel Core i9-9900KS in our hands to see how it works in real-world scenarios.
However, it is not yet known how much it will cost.