Last month, Intel revealed that its new high-end CPU, the Intel i9 9900KS, will release in October 2019. Intel i9 9900KS will feature 8 CPU cores that will be all clocked at 5Ghz, and will support
twelve sixteen threads. Basically, it will be an overclocked 9900K out of the box. And today, Czech online shop Softech appears to have leaked its price.
According to the listing, the Intel i9 9900K will cost 15,341 Czech crowns (after taxes). This basically means that the CPU will cost almost 655USD. Now depending on your region, you may find this CPU somewhere between 600-700 USD.
Intel has not officially revealed the price for the Intel i9 9900KS, nor its exact release date. Still, this price does not appear to be a placeholder so we are most likely looking at the real deal here.
It’s also worth noting that this price is now similar to the one for the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X. Yes, the official/initial MSRP price for the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X was way lower. However, and mainly due to shortages, this CPU is currently priced at $600 (and in sometimes at $700 as we can see on Amazon).
We seriously hope that AMD will resolve these shortage issues so that the prices can return to their MSRP values. The AMD Ryzen 9 3900X is, overall, a great CPU but it’s really hard to actually buy the damn thing.
Lastly, I don’t expect a big performance difference in games between the Intel i9 9900K and the i9 9900KS. We’ve tried some games with our Intel i9 9900K at 5Ghz (on all cores) and the performance increase at 1080p wasn’t that great. Therefore, it will be interesting to see how all current CPUs will perform once the first next-gen titles hit stores in late 2020.