Home » Tech

Intel's 9th-Generation Core Processors Unveiled

09 October, 2018, 05:45 | Author: Tara Roberts
  • Intel Announces First 9th-Generation Core Processors

This time around, Intel is starting with overclockable, high-end K-series parts aimed at the desktop PC market, especially gaming PCs.

Intel has dropped hyper-threading on its lower-end, budget processor before, but this is a high-end processor meant for gamers and creatives.

Joining this flagship model are the Core i7-9700K and the Core i5-9600K. While both processors have eight physical cores, only the i9-9900K will feature Hyper-threading allowing for a 16-thread configuration.

Pro-Russia party ahead in Latvia election
Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis' centrist Union of Greens and Farmers was expected to end up in second place. Polling stations are to close at 1900 UTC and final results are expected early on Sunday.

The top-end Core i9-9900K boasts 8C/16T with a base frequency of 3.6GHz and boost of 5.0GHz.

Today, Intel announced the 9th generation of computer processors: the $529.99 Core i9-9900K, the $399.99 Core i7-9700K, and the $279.99 Core i5-9600K.

Based on Intel's internal testing, the new chips offer the sort of performance improvement you'd expect from an incremental architecture update. The i5-9600K has six cores with no hyperthreading, is a direct replacement to the i5-8600K, and will feature faster frequencies. Switching to solder should make the delicate process of delidding less appealing on these new chips. Intel is launching a new chipset with these parts - Z390 - but has confirmed that all the news parts are fully compatible with existing 300-series chipsets via the LGA 1151 socket. We also have up to 40 PCIe 3.0 lanes on tap, with Intel Optane memory and Optane SSD support a given, as well as Thunderbolt 3. There wasn't a whole lot of hype around the event, and considering it was the first desktop processor launch in the wake of the hugely successful Ryzen 2 series from AMD earlier this year, we're a little underwhelmed. "Intel said that the 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K processor achieved up to 309 frames per second (FPS) on Rainbow Six: Siege; up to 224 FPS on Fortnite; up to 440 FPS on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive; and up to 221 FPS on PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds", wrote VentureBeat.

Recommended:



Popular

Revenge of the ’80s: New Kids on the Block are coming
The iconic acts will appear at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Sunday, May 5, 2019, as part of The MixTape Tour . The tour also makes nearby stops in Rosemont, Illinois on June 14 and 15, and in Detroit on June 18.

TV journalist murdered in Bulgarian town of Ruse
The most recent show featured interviews about alleged corruption involving private companies misspending European Union funding. Bulgaria tumbled to 111th place in the annual RSF media freedom ranking in 2018 - the lowest among European Union member states.

Melania Trump has told her husband to put the phone down
The struggle over Kavanaugh resurfaced the roiling debate over the treatment of women who allege sexual misconduct. While Melania is usually by her husband's side on political visits, she bowed out of a few trips this year.

Brazil’s right-wing Bolsonaro narrowly misses first round win in presidential election
If the exit polls are confirmed, he will face Fernando Haddad from the left-wing Workers' Party in the second round on 28 October. Brazilians choose among 13 candidates for president Sunday in one of the most unpredictable and divisive elections in decades.

See pictures from former first daughter Barbara Bush's wedding
The groom is a screenwriter and the married couple will live in New York City, as does her sister Jenna and her family. Bush and Laura Bush Wednesday screenwriter Craig Coyne , The Associated Press reports .

Michael expected to gain hurricane strength as it approaches Florida
But it rapidly intensified, and its top winds clocked in at 60 miles per hour by late Sunday evening. A hurricane watch is in place from the Alabama-Florida border east to the Suwanee.

India buying Iran oil in defiance of Trump sanctions
Olivier Jakob of Petromatrix said: "One way or another, it looks as though India is going to take some Iranian crude". On the New York Mercantile Exchange, West Texas Intermediate futures were trading down 1.20% at $73.45 a barrel.

President Trump Says He Doesn't Have Plans to Fire Rod Rosenstein
It was not immediately clear whether Trump and Rosenstein would hold that meeting on the trip to Florida on Monday. The same day, Trump and Rosenstein spoke by phone while the president was at an United Nations conference in NY .

Madrid star in first Ballon d'Or nominees
Real Madrid playmaker Isco and Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante have also been revealed as nominees for France Football's prize. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Paris on Monday December 3 , with television coverage from 20:45 CET.

Manchester City’s tactics a compliment to Liverpool, says Virgil van Dijk
They also dropped deeper as a back four to deny Liverpool's front three the space to get in behind them and it worked a treat. I liked it, but if you want to win against City, you have to use a few of these half-chances.