Silicon Lottery's $1,200 Binned Intel Core i9-9900KS CPUs (5.2 GHz) Are Already Sold Out


The FPS Review
Staff member
May 6, 2019
Binned-CPU seller Silicon Lottery has begun selling a trio of double-binned Intel Core i9-9900KS Special Edition processors for those who desire guaranteed clocks at or above 5.0 GHz. The best of the best, which can hit 5.2 GHz, have already sold out despite costing $1,199.99. Paying over $600 more for a 200 MHz improvement seems ridiculous, but there is a definite market for it.

The core voltage is increased from 1.250V to 1.325V and the multiplier from 50 to 52. The Core i9 9900KS @ 5.2GHz runs at a CPU multiplier of x52, with Vcore of 1.325V and AVX offset of 2. If you were to buy a random Intel Core i9-9900KS from any other retailer, Silicon Lottery mentions that 3 percent of these pre-binned chips would achieve this performance of achieving a stable 5.2GHz (at this low voltage).
Considering this story from a few weeks ago I'd guess worrying about room to OC these chips might not be a concern and this is a total waste. I mean, if someone claiming to be a noob overclocker can get one to 5.20Ghz spending that extra cash is pretty much useless.
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