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

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:

ProcessorBase Clock Speed (GHz)Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 Maximum Single Core Turbo Frequency (GHz)Cores / ThreadsTDPIntel Smart CacheUnlockedPlatform PCIE LanesMemory SupportIntel Optane Memory SupportPricing
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:

ProcessorBase Clock Speed (GHz)Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 / 3.0 Frequency (GHz)Cores / ThreadsIntel Smart CachePlatform PCIE 3.0 LanesUnlockedTDPMemory SupportIntel Optane Memory SupportPricing
Intel Core X-series i9-9980XE3.04.4 / 4.518/3624.75 MBUp to 68Yes165WFour channelsDDR4-2666Yes$1,979
Intel Core X-series i9-9960X 3.14.4 / 4.516/3222 MBUp to 68Yes165WFour channelsDDR4-2666Yes$1,684
Intel Core X-series i9-9940X3.34.4 / 4.514/2819.25 MBUp to 68Yes165WFour channelsDDR4-2666Yes$1,387
Intel Core X-series i9-9920X 3.54.4 / 4.512/2419.25 MBUp to 68Yes165WFour channelsDDR4-2666Yes$1,189
Intel Core X-series i9-9900X 3.54.4 / 4.510/2019.25 MBUp to 68Yes165WFour channelsDDR4-2666Yes$989
Intel Core X-series i9-9820X 3.34.1 / 4.210/2016.5 MBUp to 68Yes165WFour channelsDDR4-2666Yes$898
Intel Core X-series i7-9800X 3.84.4 / 4.58/1616.5 MBUp to 68Yes165WFour channelsDDR4-2666Yes$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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