At its hardware event in New York last night, Intel introduced the 9th Gen Intel Core desktop processors which are lead by the Intel Core i9-9900K processor, alongside two other 9th Generation desktop CPUs and seven new Core X-series Processors. Intel says the latest Core i9-9900K will be the world’s best processor for gaming with a turbo boost capacity of 5.0GHz. The latest 9th generation Intel Core CPUs will start retailing for a price of $262 (approx. Rs 19,400).
Starting off with the top-of-the-line model, the 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K comes with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 delivering up to 5.0 GHz single-core frequency and 10 percent more frames per second than the last generation processors. All three of the 9th Gen Intel Core processors including the i5-9600K, i7-9700K and i9-9900K enable fast, immersive experience for gamers, with up to 8 cores and 16 threads, up to 5.0 GHz single-core turbo frequency, and 16 MB Intel Smart Cache.
Intel has also introduced the new Intel Z390 chipset to realize the full potential of the new 9th Gen Intel Core processors. The new motherboard includes high-speed integrated USB 3.1 Gen 2 and integrated Intel Wireless-AC with support for Gigabit Wi-Fi speed. The new processors are also compatible with Intel’s 300-series motherboards.
Moving on, Intel has also announced seven new Intel Core X-series processors for Intel’s most scalable desktop platform with a variety of core counts and I/O capabilities. These include the Core i7-9800X, i9-9820X, i9-9900X, i9-9920X, i9-9940X, i9-9960X and i9-9980XE processors. The Core X-series CPUs are designed with high frequencies and platform features for both lightly threaded and heavily threaded workloads and offer scalable options ranging from 8 to 18 cores.
With up to 18 cores, 36 threads, 24.75 MB Intel Smart Cache, and up to 68 platform PCIe lanes, Intel Core X-series processor-based systems enable creators to record, encode, edit, render and transcode with ease. The new processors also support Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, thus delivering up to 4.5 GHz single-core frequency.
Intel also plans to launch the unlocked 28-core Intel Xeon W-3175X processor with up to 4.3 GHz single-core turbo frequency and 56 threads. The platform will offer 38.5 MB Intel Smart Cache, 6-channel DDR4 memory support with up to 512 GB at 2666 MHz, and ECC, standard RAS support and will start shipping from December.
Intel’s latest 9th Gen Intel Core processors and Z390 motherboards go on sale through pre-orders. The 9th generation Core processors will start retailing for $262 (approx. Rs 19,400), all the way up to $488 (approx. Rs 36,100). The new Intel Core X-series processors will be available in November for a starting price of $589 (approx. Rs 43,600) with the top of the line model coming in at $1,979 (approx. Rs 1,46,495).