We have all seen the leaks and the speculations but now the time has finally come and today Intel Officially revealed Intel 9th Gen processors at a Desktop Launch event held in NY City. Intel has kept quiet about its lineup of 9th Gen coffee lake refresh processors until now but we had some idea of what to expect because of the prior leaks and rumors.
Intel Officially Revealed Intel 9th Gen Processors
Intel’s Anand Srivatsa has termed their intel i9-9900K, “The Best gaming processor ever. Period”. They showcased the utter power of the CPU by running 2 games on 2 different monitors on the same PC equipped with Intel i9-9900K. If that was not enough, they were also streaming both the games to twitch from the same CPU. It is apparent that Intel has made something remarkable.
Intel i9-9900K Specs and Price:
The specs for the processor have already leaked so in a way this was only a confirmation. The i9 9900K will boast 8 cores and 16 threads. With a base clock of 3.6 GHz and a boost clock of a whopping 5 GHz. The processor also has a Cache of 16 MB. There is also Intel UHD graphics 630 (1200 MHz). Dual Channel DDR4 Support of 2666 MHz. This processor has TDP of 95W The processor is Intel 300 Series chipset compatible only.
Core i9 9900K has MSRP of $488.
First performance Intel Core i9 desktop s-series processor
Up to 8 cores
Intel Z390 chipset compatible
Solder Thermal Interface Material (STIM)
Integrated USB 3.1 Gen 2 and Integrated Intel Wireless-AC
Up to 16 threads, 5.0 GHz, 16 MB cache, and 40 platform PCIe lanes (16 CPU + 24 PCH)
Compatible with all Intel 300 series chipsets
Intel Optane memory and Intel Optane SSD support
Thunderbolt 3 support
Intel i7 9700K Specs and price:
Core i7 9700K has same core count as i9 9900K i.e 8 cores but fewer threads and without hyperthreading. It has 8 threads with base clock of 3.60 GHZ and boost clock of 4.90 GHZ. It can turbo upto 4.90 GHZ but only on a single core. As i7 9700K is a succesor of i7 8700K, it has 2 more cores, better turbo frequency but lesser L3 cache i.e. 1.5MB per core. Dual channel support for DDR4 2666 MHz. It has TDP of 95W similar to core i9 9900K.
Core i7 9700K has MSRP of $374.
Intel i5 9600K Specs and price:
i5 9600K is 6 core 6 thread CPU aimed at budget gamers. It has a base clock of 3.70 GHz and boost clock of 4.60 GHz with 1.5MB per core L3 cache and 95W TDP. Dual channel DDR4 support of 2666 MHZ It is the least powerful CPU of coffee lake refresh yet.