Finally, some people got their hands-on by brief testing the last fastest Intel’ Coffee Lake Core i9-9900KS as know as “Special” edition CPU for gamers boasting with 4.0 GHz Base Clock and effective overclocking capacity of up to 5.0 GHz stable frequency across all cores. Obviously, it’s a 14nm++ refresh technology running on 8 Cores and 16 Threads with 16 MB L3 Cache. According to Intel, this particular i9-9900K Special edition is the best gaming processor that will edge out any existing consumer CPU lineup from AMD and Intel itself.
Amazingly, this time around momomo_us from twitter has spotted this incredible number ONE rating out of 1183 chips given to i9-9900KS from Userbenchmark website public database. At a time of writing, just 48 minutes had passed since anonymous user submitted these results. Stunningly, average score is 4% faster than recent previous i9-9900KF number ONE champion. Userbenchmark’s custom CPU name ratings are also given in terms of Gaming, Desktop and Workstation. Staggeringly, the highest UFO rating name taken by Gaming with 104%, Desktop gets 106% and Workstation takes 111%. Officially, i9-9900KS is the world’s fastest consumer CPU according to userbenchmark website.
This site’s processor requirements for gaming and casual productivity is somehow unpopular for many Techtubers like Hardware Unboxed, Linus Tech Tips, Bitwit and Paul’s Hardware. Officially, userbenchmark has claimed that single core and quad core performance of nowaday’s CPUs are more favorable to them rather than multicore of up to 8 or 16 Cores. Exactly, this statement came out right after AMD’s Ryzen 3000 series launch where 16 Core 32 Thread Ryzen 3950X was announced. As a result, Steve from Hardware Unboxed called this statement some kind of “suspicious” and he said that latest games like Assassin’s Creed Odyssey fully utilizes 6 or more available cores to run smoothly. In fact, you may see userbenchmark’s “Best User Rated CPU” and “Best Value For Money CPU” ratings where Intel takes all three top spots. Yes, it looks suspicious since Intel is having 14nm shortages and really not selling as fast as Ryzen value for money CPUs like Ryzen 5 2600 and 3600 according Mindfactory sales in European market.
All Intel flagship processors take top four spots in ” Fastest Average Effective Speed CPU” category in userbenchmark database. Currently, i9-9900KF is officially fastest one but enthusiasts must wait little bit to see real-world benchmarks from independent reviewers on i9-9900KS results.
Here, you might say i5-9400F is totally irrelevant CPU for value for money top spot since it can’t overclock and has only 6 threads compared to Ryzen 5 3600 which possesses 12 threads and overclocking capability for just under $200. Also, i5-9600K is ridiculously expensive processor without stock cooler and performs 20-30% slower than Ryzen 5 3600 in V-Ray, Video Editing and CAD applications. This above graph is in fact suspicious where Steve from Hardware Unboxed was right.
Hopefully, userbenchmark team realize their mistake and take multicore benchmarks into strong consideration. Common guys, it’s 2019 already. Quad cores are no longer relevant today’s triple A gaming.
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