As AMD announcement of 7 nm Ryzen 3000 processor family expected to make available by early-July, and “Ice Lake” nowhere in sight, a panicked Intel announced the development of the Core i9-9900KS 8-core/16-thread LGA1151 processor.
Based on the 14 nm “Coffee Lake Refresh” silicon, this processor has a base-frequency of 4.00 GHz, up from 3.60 GHz of the original; and an all-core Turbo Boost frequency of 5.00 GHz, compared to the original i9-9900K, which has its max-turbo set at 5.00 GHz. This revamped Turbo Boost algorithm is expected to yield significant gains in multi-core performance. The company didn’t reveal TDP, pricing, or availability. But Intel still not ready to bring its “Ice Lake” as new fabrication is still under development.