Intel claims Core i9 9900K is the "best gaming processor"

Intel reveals Coffee Lake Refresh 9th-gen CPUs headed by mighty Core i9-9900K

The Core i9-9900K and Core i7-9700K are Intel's first mainstream 8-core processors. The Core i5-9600K has six cores, also without Hyper-Threading. The Core i5-9600K will cost $262, the Core i7-9700K is $373, and the Core i9-9900K is $488. It has a base frequency of 3.6 GHz rated at 95W TDP, and it improves on previous generations with a turbo boost up to 5 GHz on two cores instead of one.

As previously rumored, the Core i9-9900K supports Hyper Threading while the Core i7-9700K does not. Both processors maintain the same 95W TDP as the i7-8700K.

There were plenty of rumors and leaks regarding them prior to the launch event today but here they are: Intel has finally announced the 9th Generation Intel Core processor lineup for the desktop market.

Intel has wrapped up its Fall Desktop Launch Event in NY.

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 Z390 platform will continue to feature the same "up to 40" PCI Express lanes that we've seen for several generations, with 16 lanes being directly connected to the CPU, and the rest coming from the chipset which is still connected via a DMI 3.0 link.

Intel has taken the wraps off three new 9 Gen desktop Core CPUs for gamers and mainstream users, as well as a new range of Core X-Series CPUs and also a Xeon consumer workstation CPU for extremely demanding content creators. It has the fastest base clocks of all the new processors at 3.7GHz but its turbo clocks are somewhat lower at 4.3/4.6GHz for all/single cores.

We are now at a launch event for this processor, and will share further details if and when we can.

The i9-9900K is available for pre-order today, and will launch on October 19th.

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