Intel's 9th generation processors are here to outperform the competition

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This processor has base and boost speeds of 3.6GHz and 4.9GHz, with a 12MB cache. At the top of the pile, you'll find the Core i9-9900K at £599.99, then you have the Core i7-9700K at £499.99 and finally, the Core i5-9600K for £389.99. 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. Intel has the same 95W TDP on the 9700K. Like all of Intel's processors released over the past few years, the 9 generation Core parts are based on a refined 14nm manufacturing process (14nm++), and are dubbed Coffee Lake Refresh. The company demonstrated a single PC with a Core i9-9900K running two games in separate virtual machines simultaneously, but gaming while encoding and streaming is a more likely usage scenario.

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 Core i9-9900K and Core i7-9700K are Intel's first mainstream 8-core processors.

Intel today announced its first 9th-generation Core processors, and as you might expect, they are high-end parts aimed squarely at gamers. In addition to native USB 3.1 Gen 1 (10 Gbit/s) support, Intel claims the Z390 chipset will sport improved power management for the 8-core processor variants, as well as integrated 802.11 AC connectivity. What do you guys make of Intel's new 9th Gen series?

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Intel just held its Fall Desktop Launch Event in New York City this morning, where the chip maker unveiled its latest lineup of desktop processors for high-end PCs. With a price of $1,979, it has a base clock speed of 3GHz and a top boost speed of 4.5GHz, along with a 24.75MB Smart Cache and up to 68 PCIe 3.0 lanes.

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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