Intel has announced its next-generation desktop processors, and 9th generation core chips in an event held yesterday. One of the most interesting announcements is Core i9-9900K which has been labeled as “the best gaming processor in the world.” It features 8-cores, 16-threads, clocked at 3.6 GHz and can be taken up to 5.0 GHz.
9th Gen Core i5 and i7 models were also announced — i7-9700K offers 8-cores, 8-threads and comes clocked at 3.6GHz that can be maxed out to 4.9GHz. On the other hand, i5-9600K features 6-cores, 6-threads and clocked at 3.7GHz that can be boosted to 4.6GHz.
The chips are again based on 14nm as Intel has pushed back the production of 10nm Cannon Lake Chips to 2019, now.
The hardware showcased by Intel comes with fixes for the notorious Meltdown Variant 3 and L1 Terminal fault issues.
For heavy-users, Intel has introduced the latest lineup of Core-X series processors as well. Built on 14nm++ process, core i7 X-Series, Core i9 X-Series, and Core i0 Extreme are the new processors. These offer 18 cores and 36 threads for heavy processing activities.
Processors will start shipping on October 19th. As for prices are concerned, Intel has ensured that they are not ludicrously priced. Core i9 costs $488 and i5-9600K will be available at $262.