Intel reveals new 9th gen Core CPUs, led by Core i9-9900K

Angelica Greene
October 9, 2018

The flagship Intel Core i9-9900K has a base clock 100 MHz lower than the i7-8700K but features the same 5.0 GHz single-core Turbo Boost clock as the i7-8086K. The rated TDP is 95W, and Intel points out that compared to the Core i7-8700K, the new Core i9-9900K has more cores with similar frequencies running within the same thermal envelope. In addition to soft-launching the new Z390 chipset and announcing some 9-gen Core processors, Chipzilla also introduced the Intel Xeon W-3175X workstation CPU and new Intel Core X-series processors.

The Intel Core i7-9700K sadly comes doesn't come in at the same $359 (£389, AU$524) price the Intel Core i7-8700K did. I also observed a real-world photogrammetry demonstration with a Core i9-9900X, which managed to stitch together roughly 1,000 photos of a gallery in Smithsonian's American Art Museum into a virtual reality exhibition using the Reality Capture app in a bit less than one hour. For one thing, the Intel Core i7-9700K might be the company's most controversial chip in years due to its lack of hyper-threading - otherwise known as Intel's buzzword for parallel computing for heavy multi-tasking.

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Amazon just started listing the 8-core Core i9 9900K. And all the chips in question have soldered TIMs, including the Core i5-9600K, which should give overclockers a slightly larger chance at hitting frequency targets.

The processor is based off Intel's 14nm process. It's a 255W processor with 68 PCIe lanes, a 38.5MB Smart Cache and six-channel DDR4 memory support with up to 512GB at 2666MHz, and four channels of DDR4-2666 memory.

The i9-9900K is available for pre-order today, and will launch on October 19th. You can also expect to find these 9th Gen Core processors in new PCs from Asus, HP, Dell and Alienware in the coming weeks and months.

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