lol, performance optimized. Guess Intel will call it anything that sounds good. The principal to understand is higher power consumption leads to more waste heat that needs to be dissipated. It also helps to understand that all Processors and Graphics cards have a TDP rating which relates to the recommended cooling solution.
The "S" suffix means it has a lower clock speed which gives the CPU a lower TDP and it consumes less power. Thus, the "S" version can be used in a smaller tower which would normally have trouble with heat dissipation.
There is also the "T" suffix which mean an even lower clock speed, lower TDP, and less power consumption.
The "K" suffix means the CPU has an unlocked multiplier for overclocking, when combined with a motherboard that has an unlocked multiplier. In recent times the "K" version of a CPU generally comes with a higher clock speed. For example, the Core i7-4790k has a higher clock speed than that of the Core i7-4790.
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