9th October 2018
Intel reveals 9th generation CPUs
Chipmaker Intel has revealed a new desktop lineup, which includes the world’s best ever gaming processor, a 28-core workstation powerhouse and up to 5.0 GHz single-core turbo frequency.
Intel has announced the 9th generation Intel Core i9-9900K – the world's best gaming processor – and said customers can now preorder before the official launch in November. The announcement was made as part of a series of new desktop processor introductions. Alongside the first 9th Gen Core are the new Intel Core X-series processors and the Intel Xeon W-3175X.
"Our goal is to deliver leadership performance across all computing segments and product lines," said Anand Srivatsa, vice president and general manager within the Client Computing Group at Intel. "Today's announcements underscore our ability to do exactly that, including, hands-down, the world's best processor for gaming. Whether a gamer, a creator or an expert using the most advanced workstation applications possible, Intel and our partners are focused on delivering balanced platforms with real-world leadership performance and robust capabilities that exceed their needs."
The i9-9900K offers exceptional performance, becoming the first Core i9 brand in the mainstream desktop segment. All three of the 9th Gen Intel Core processors (i5-9600K, i7-9700K and i9-9900K) will enable fast, immersive experiences for gamers, with up to 8 cores and 16 threads, up to 5.0 GHz single-core turbo frequency and 16 MB Smart Cache.
Intel Core i5-9600K
6 cores, 6 threads
Intel Core i7-9600K
8 cores, 8 threads
Intel Core i9-9900K
8 cores, 16 threads
Improvements in this generation include:
To realise the full potential of the 9th Gen processors, Intel is introducing the new Intel Z390 chipset, which includes high-speed integrated USB 3.1 Gen 2 and integrated Intel Wireless-AC with support for Gigabit Wi-Fi speed.
Intel also announced seven (i7-9800X, i9-9820X, i9-9900X, i9-9920X, i9-9940X, i9-9960X and i9-9980XE) new Intel Core X-series processors for the most scalable desktop platform with a variety of core counts and I/O capabilities, as well as details on the Xeon W-3175X processor. Both products are built on Intel's Mesh Architecture, boosting memory and bandwidth, while decreasing latency – a critical need for the demanding workloads of creators and experts.
The new Core X-series processors offer scalable options ranging from 8 to 18 cores, with up to 36 threads, 24.75 MB of Smart Cache, and up to 68 platform PCIe lanes that enable creators to quickly and simultaneously record, encode, edit, render and transcode.
For highly threaded and computing-intensive work – such as architectural/industrial design, scientific research and professional content creation – Intel has introduced the Xeon W-3175X. This new 28-core processor offers 4.3 GHz single-core turbo frequency, 56 threads and is unlocked for those who want to push performance even higher. This platform also provides 38.5 MB of Smart Cache and 6-channel DDR4 memory support, with up to 512 GB at 2666 MHz.
The new Intel Core X-series processors will be available in November, while the Xeon W-3175X processor will ship from December. Intel has also promised that its 10 nanometre (nm) manufacturing process will ramp up through 2019, and will introduce the "Ice Lake" microarchitecture for servers in 2020.
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