Intel unveils 9th generation CPU, calls it "best gaming processor"

Intel unveils 9th generation CPU, calls it

In addition to its the Core i9-9900K processor, Intel also announced two other 9th gen desktop CPUs with the Core i5-9600K and Core i7-9700K. While both processors have eight physical cores, only the i9-9900K will feature Hyper-threading allowing for a 16-thread configuration. Alongside that, the company also claimed that the Core i9-9900K is the world's best gaming processor.

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.

The new Xeon W-3175X sports 28 cores and 56 threads with a base clock speed of 3.1GHz and a maximum clock speed of 4.3GHz.

The supporting act today is the Core i5-9600K, with six cores but no Hyperthreading.

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Joining this flagship model are the Core i7-9700K and the Core i5-9600K.

Addressing one of the most common complaints from enthusiasts about recent Intel processors, the 9th generation series of processors will come with what Intel is referring to as "Solder Thermal Interface Material" (STIM).

The i7-9700K will feature eight cores without hyperthreading, giving it 3.6 GHz at base and a turbo boost of 4.9 GHz on a single core. Both processors maintain the same 95W TDP as the i7-8700K. Additionally it features 16MB of L3 cache (2MB of per core), supports dual channel DDR4-2666, and is rated at 95W TDP.

Intel just held its Fall Desktop Launch Event in New York City this morning, where the chip maker unveiled its latest lineup of desktop processors for high-end PCs. All of the 9th gen CPUs will work on current 300-series motherboards, as well as the new Z390 motherboards coming soon. All three chips are available to pre-order today, with prices going from $262 to $488.

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