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Intel 9th-Gen family, Core i9-9900K “gaming” processor announced




Intel has announced their new 9th-Gen desktop processor lineup, including the new mainstream Intel Core i9-9900K and enthusiast Intel Core X-series.

Intel’s 9th-gen Intel Core mainstream processors are still manufactured using the same 14nm process and include the i9-9900K, which has hyperthreading and dubbed by the company as “the world’s best processor for gaming”, the i7-9700K, and the i5-9600K.

These are all unlocked SKUs and feature up to 40 platform PCIe 3.0 lanes, dual-channel DDR4-2666 memory support, and Intel Optane Memory Support. All processors are compatible with all 300 Series chipset motherboards, including the new Intel Z390 chipset, which you will need to overclock. It features high-speed integrated USB 3.1 Gen 2 and integrated Intel Wireless-AC with support for Gigabit Wi-Fi speed.

Check out their specs and pricing below:

Processor Base Clock Speed (GHz) Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 Maximum Single Core Turbo Frequency (GHz) Cores / Threads TDP Intel Smart Cache Unlocked Platform PCIE Lanes Memory Support Intel Optane Memory Support Pricing
9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K  3.6  5.0  8/16  95W  16MB  Yes  Up to 40  Two channels DDR4-2666  Yes  $488
9th Gen Intel Core i7-9700K  3.6  4.9  8/8  95W  12MB  Yes  Up to 40  Two channels DDR4-2666  Yes  $374
9th Gen Intel Core i5-9600K  3.7  4.6  6/6  95W  9MB  Yes  Up to 40  Two channels DDR4-2666  Yes  $262

The 9th Gen Intel Core processors and Intel Z390 chipset motherboards are now available for pre-order from a variety of global vendors and retailers.

Next up is the HEDT line, the new Intel Core X-series. It consists of the i7-9800X, i9-9820X, i9-9900X, i9-9920X, i9-9940X, i9-9960X and i9-9980XE. This family offers up to 18 cores, 36 threads, 24.75 MB Intel Smart Cache, up to 68 platform PCIe lanes, and up to 4.5 GHz single-core turbo frequency.

Check out their specs and pricing below:

Processor Base Clock Speed (GHz) Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 / 3.0 Frequency (GHz) Cores / Threads Intel Smart Cache Platform PCIE 3.0 Lanes Unlocked TDP Memory Support Intel Optane Memory Support Pricing
Intel Core X-series i9-9980XE 3.0 4.4 / 4.5 18/36 24.75 MB Up to 68 Yes 165W Four channelsDDR4-2666 Yes $1,979
Intel Core X-series i9-9960X 3.1 4.4 / 4.5 16/32 22 MB Up to 68 Yes 165W Four channelsDDR4-2666 Yes $1,684
Intel Core X-series i9-9940X 3.3 4.4 / 4.5 14/28 19.25 MB Up to 68 Yes 165W Four channelsDDR4-2666 Yes $1,387
Intel Core X-series i9-9920X 3.5 4.4 / 4.5 12/24 19.25 MB Up to 68 Yes 165W Four channelsDDR4-2666 Yes $1,189
Intel Core X-series i9-9900X 3.5 4.4 / 4.5 10/20 19.25 MB Up to 68 Yes 165W Four channelsDDR4-2666 Yes $989
Intel Core X-series i9-9820X 3.3 4.1 / 4.2 10/20 16.5 MB Up to 68 Yes 165W Four channelsDDR4-2666 Yes $898
Intel Core X-series i7-9800X 3.8 4.4 / 4.5 8/16 16.5 MB Up to 68 Yes 165W Four channelsDDR4-2666 Yes $589

The new Intel Core X-series processors will be available in November.

In addition, Intel also introduced the unlocked Intel Xeon W-3175X with 28 cores, 56 threads, 4.3GHz single-core turbo frequency, 38.5 MB Intel Smart Cache, 6-channel DDR4 memory support with up to 512 GB at 2666 MHz, and ECC and standard RAS support. It will ship from Intel in December.

source: Intel



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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