Intel Core i5-9600K: 6C/6T at up to 4.5GHz with 95W TDP

Intel Core i5-9600K has 100MHz base CPU clock, 200MHz on Turbo Boost over the Core i5-8600K... cool.

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Intel is preparing its strange refresh/emergency release of their 9000 series based on the Coffee Lake-S architecture, with a new mid-range Core i5-9600K planned and coming soon.

Intel Core i5-9600K: 6C/6T at up to 4.5GHz with 95W TDP 03

The new Core i5-9600K is a 6C/6T processor with no Hyper-Threading and a slight CPU clock speed bump to usher in the new CPU. Intel will be offering up 100MHz in base clock and 200MHz in Turbo clocks over the Core i5-8600K, all staying within the same 95W TDP. The new SKUs were found in the Microcode Update and June 2018 8th Gen Core Family update, which means they're close, but not here just yet.

Intel's big selling point with the 9000 series CPUs will be the official introduction of the first 8-core CPU parts from Intel in the form of the upcoming Core i9-9900K which is an 8C/16T beast that will take on the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X processor. It's going to be a confusing release, compounded by the fact there'll be a "new" Z390 chipset launched at the same time.

In effect, Intel is bumping CPU clocks up by around 100-200MHz and slapping a 9 where the 8 should be. Yay.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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