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

The new Intel Core CPUs are here with the Core i9-9900K, Core i7-9700K and Core i5-9600K.

@anthony256
Published Mon, Oct 8 2018 10:29 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:50 AM CST

Intel has finally unveiled the new 9th gen Core CPUs with the first processors off the new 9th gen series rank including the Core i9-9900K, Core i7-9700K, and Core i5-9600K. All of the 9th gen CPUs will work on current 300-series motherboards, as well as the new Z390 motherboards coming soon.

Intel reveals new 9th gen Core CPUs, led by Core i9-9900K | TweakTown.com

Intel is using a Solder Thermal Interface Material (STIM) on the new 9900K, something that should make some people happy with integrated USB 3.1 gen 2 and integrated Intel Wireless-AC connectivity. We also have up to 40 PCIe 3.0 lanes on tap, with Intel Optane memory and Optane SSD support a given, as well as Thunderbolt 3.

The new Core i9-9900K marks the very first time Intel has introduced an 8C/16T processor in the mainstream desktop market, with the CPU having a base clock of 3.6GHz and boost clock of 5GHz when in single/dual operation. Intel has the 4-core boost at 4.8GHz while 6/8-core CPU boost reaches 4.7GHz. Intel is keeping the TDP of the Core i9-9900K at 95W.

The highest-end Core i7 chip is the new Core i7-9700K which is an 8C/8T offering, with 12MB of cache (compared to 16MB on the 9900K) and a base CPU clock of 3.6GHz and boost of 4.9GHz for single-core mode. In dual-mode we have 4.8GHz, while 4-core mode hits 4.7GHz and 6/8-core mode it'll reach 4.6GHz. Intel has the same 95W TDP on the 9700K.

Under these two processors is the 6C/6T chip in the new Core i5-9600K, with 9MB of L3 cache and a higher base CPU clock of 3.7GHz. The 1-core CPU boost is 4.6GHz, 2-core at 4.5GHz, 4-core at 4.4GHz and 6-core at 4.3GHz. The same 95W TDP is applied to the 9600K.

As for prices, here's what we're looking at:

Intel Core i9-9900K: $488

Intel Core i7-9700K: $374

Intel Core i5-9600K: $262

NEWS SOURCE:wccftech.com

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.

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