Intel Announces First 9th-Generation Core Processors

Intel Announces First 9th-Generation Core Processors

The 9th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processors Are Now Official: Lead By Core i9-9900K 8C/16T Chip

For example, the Core i9-9980XE will offer 18 cores (and 36 threads) with a maximum turbo-boost speed of 4.5 GHz for about $1980. Both processors maintain the same 95W TDP as the i7-8700K. The new series of CPUs makes some significant changes to Intel's overall product line, with a new line-up of Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9 CPUs, with different capabilities and clocks to previous iterations of these chips. There's nothing incredibly groundbreaking about the way Intel fabricates these chips, since they're based on a similar 14-nanometer production process used in the past few CPU generations.

Amazon just started listing the 8-core Core i9 9900K.

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.

The lack of Hyper-Threading on the i7-9700K will provide quite the interesting performance comparison with the current flagship 6C/12T i7-8700K. The i5-9600K has six cores with no hyperthreading, is a direct replacement to the i5-8600K, and will feature faster frequencies.

Here is the OnePlus 6T -- coming October 30
For those who don't fancy coughing-up for the live event, OnePlus will be streaming the launch event at oneplus.com/6T/launch . The phone will have the same Snapdragon 845 SoC underneath, paired with up to 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage.

Switching back to solder as the TIM for these CPUs should provide significantly improved thermal conductivity, resulting in additional overclocking headroom as well as cooler and quieter operation at stock frequencies without the need of delidding. That latter point is welcome news for enthusiasts who have criticized Intel for using lower quality grease for the past few generations. It's a 255W processor with 68 PCIe lanes, a 38.5MB Smart Cache and six-channel DDR4 memory support with up to 512GB at 2666MHz, and four channels of DDR4-2666 memory.

These processors are a direct competitor to AMD's Ryzen 7 line released earlier this year.

The i9-9900K is available for pre-order today, and will launch on October 19th.

We are now at a launch event for this processor, and will share further details if and when we can.

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