Intel 9th Gen Core desktop CPUs – i9-9900K, i7-9700K and i5-9600K, Core X-Series, and Xeon W-3175X announced

Intel Core i9

Intel has announced new 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K which is its gaming processor. The i9-9900K offers eight cores and 16 threads, clocked at a base frequency of 3.6 GHz, boost up to 5.0 GHz. Other Intel Core X-series processors include 9th Gen Core i5 and Core i7 models; the i7-9700K, i5-9600K and the Intel Xeon W-3175X processor.

The 9th Gen Core i7-9700K comes with eight cores and eight threads, and base 3.6 GHz clock speed (which can be boosted to 4.9 GHz); and the i5-9600K which packs six cores and six threads at a base 3.7 GHz speed, boost speed up to 4.6GHz.  The company claims that the 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K is the world’s best processor for gaming. The new chips are still based off Intel’s existing 14nm process.

All three of the 9th Gen Intel Core processors enable fast, immersive experience for gamers, with up to 8 cores and 16 threads, up to 5.0 GHz single-core turbo frequency, 16 MB Intel Smart Cache, up to 40 platform PCIe 3.0 lanes for system expandability for gaming, creating and overclocking. The Meltdown Variant 3 and L1 Terminal Fault issues and remaining protections done through software.

Intel X Core i9

It enables more than 220 FPS on three of the most popular global PC game titles. The Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 delivers up to 5.0 GHz single-core frequency, as well as up to 37% more FPS. You can capture gameplay, transcode and stream while playing. Gamers can enjoy up to 11% more FPS compared with the previous generation and up to 41% more FPS compared with a 3-year-old PC. Video editing is also improved especially on Adobe Premiere with upto 34% faster video editing compared with the previous generation.

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The overall system performance improved up to 15%. Overclock these new processors with the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility, a precision tool for advanced overclocking, and take advantage of the additional thermal headroom with solder thermal interface material.

Intel is also introducing the new Intel Z390 chipset that includes high-speed integrated USB 3.1 Gen 2 and integrated Intel Wireless-AC with support for Gigabit Wi-Fi speed. The 9th Gen Intel Core processors are also compatible with all Intel 300 Series chipset motherboards for more consumer options.

Intel also announced Intel Core X-series processor; i7-9800X, i9-9820X, i9-9900X, i9-9920X, i9-9940X, i9-9960X, and i9-9980XE for desktop platform with a variety of core counts and I/O capabilities. The products are built on the Intel Mesh Architecture, which increases memory and I/O bandwidth while decreasing latency. The new Intel Core X-series processors offer scalable options ranging from 8 to 18 cores with premium performance and platform technologies.

It comes with up to 18 cores, 36 threads, 24.75 MB Intel Smart Cache, and up to 68 platform PCIe lanes, Intel Core X-series processor-based systems enable creators to quickly and simultaneously record, encode, edit, render and transcode. Thanks to Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, it delivers up to 4.5 GHz single-core frequency. Intel Core X-series processors will also enable software developers to write applications that take advantage of Intel AVX-512 instructions to accelerate computing performance for parallel workloads.

Users can pre-order 9th Gen Intel Core processors and Intel Z390 chipset motherboards. The Core i9-9900K costs $488 (Rs. 36,140 approx.), the i7-9700K will cost $373 (Rs. 27,620 approx.), and the i5-9600K costs you $262 (Rs.19,400 approx.). The new Intel Core X-series processors will be available in November; the Intel Xeon W-3175X processor will ship from Intel in December. It starts at $589 (Rs. 43,624 approx.) and goes up to $1,979 (Rs. 1,46,594 approx.).