Was a good call, the KS is just for those wealthy people who just want the best Intel desktop processor while keeping their warranty.I just bought an i9-9900kf last week and was bummed when they announced the ks would be shipping just 4 hours after I made the purchase. Well I paired it up with a Gigabyte Aorus Ultra Mobo and Noctua DH-15 a few days ago. Installed the windows based gigabyte OC software and literally clicked the "Easy OC" button that runs all 8 cores at 5ghz. Been running perfectly in all my games since. Not one problem. Not sure if it is indicative of other chips but i'm glad I saved my money since the KS will likely be much pricier...
Yeah this depends on what intel was binning all this time,it sure wasn't binning out CPUs that can't hit 5Ghz on all cores since all of them can do that,so what were they binning?https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/intel-core-i9-9900k-9th-gen-cpu,5847-11.html
Looking at this link, it seems like a loaded 5GHz on all 8 cores will throw off close to 250W. Meaning that to really use this chip will require robust liquid cooling. That's fine for those who understand this and plan accordingly. I just suspect that quite a few buyers will assume that the numbers on the box are much more readily achievable than will actually be the case.
That's pretty much any benchmark out there...Id like to see a 9900k tdp limited vs a 3900x tdp limited. Im sure the ryzen would win as its rated tdp is far closer to the power consumption at stock settings.