Intel claims Core i9 9900K is the "best gaming processor"

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

The Core i7-9700K is an eight-core / 8-thread CPU, with a 3.6GHz base clock and 4.9GHz Turbo, with just 12MB of L3 (1.5MB per core) for $374, while the Core i5-9600K is a six-core / six-thread chip with a 3.7GHz base clock, 4.6GHz Turbo, and the same 12MB of L3 (1.5MB per core) for $295. "It's the best gaming processor in the world, period", said Anand Srivatsa, Intel's vice president and general manager in the Client Computing Group. The main highlight of the show were the company's new 9th Gen Core K-series CPU, including the top-of-the-line Core i9-9900K processor. Some users have taken to ripping off the IHS, a process known as delidding, to replace Intel's thermal interface material with liquid metal for better temps.

This gives the Core i9-9900K an all-core boost of 4.7GHz, which should give that chip a nice nudge over all previous CPUs in the family.

The Intel Core i7-9700K sadly comes doesn't come in at the same $359 (£389, AU$524) price the Intel Core i7-8700K did.

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 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.

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The new Core i9-9900K marks the first time that Intel is using its Core i9 brand for a mainstream desktop CPU, supplanting the usual top-spec Core i7 model. And all the chips in question have soldered TIMs, including the Core i5-9600K, which should give overclockers a slightly larger chance at hitting frequency targets.

All of the processors support dual-channel DDR4-2666 memory and features an Intel GT2 integrated GPU.

Despite the launch of a new chipset in the form of Z390, these new 9th generation chipsets will maintain compatibility with all previous 300-series Intel chipsets, such as Z370 through updates that will be made available by motherboard manufacturers.

We will be updating this post with more details regarding the new 9th Gen Intel Core processors once we go through the in-depth information provided by Intel.

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