Intel confirms Cascade Lake-X HEDT and I9-9900KS launching next month

Published: Sep 4th 2019, 16:13 GMT   Comments

At IFA, Intel has confirmed new high-end desktop architecture launching next month.

Intel promises Cascade Lake-X will offer more performance per dollar

The launch of refreshed Intel HEDT platform has been confirmed for next month. The CPUs based on LGA2066 socket will be 1.74x to 2.09x more powerful per dollar than existing Skylake-X architecture (it does not state if we are looking at 9th Gen Refresh or 7th Gen).

The new HEDT platform will still offer the same core count as SKL-X architecture, which is up to 18-cores.

Intel also compares the upcoming platform with AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 2000 series, which is also expected to receive an update in the coming months.

Intel Core i9-9900KS: 5 GHz on all cores

While the discussion about AM4-based Ryzen 3000 series’ advertised boost clocks is heating up, Intel is looking ahead to launch a faster high-end mainstream CPU called Core i9-9900KS. This is the third iteration of i9-9900 series. While the original i9-9900K SKU has integrated GPU active, the 9900KF variant does not. The 9900KS, on the other hand, is rumored to still have iGPU on board, but also offer boost clock of 5GHz on all cores.

Source:, Legit Reviews

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