On Monday, Intel unveiled its first 9th gen chips at the fall hardware event. The cherry on top is Intel’s new gaming processor Core i9-9900K which according to the company is the world’s best processor for gaming. The core i9 offers eight cores and 16 threads, clocked at the base frequency of 3.6 GHz, and can be boosted up to 5.0 GHz.
Intel brings the new 9th Gen Chips i5 and Core i7 models, with i7-9700K with eight cores and eight threads, and base 3.6 GHz clock speed which can be boosted up to 4.9 GHz. Whereas the i5-9600K offers you six cores and six threads at a base 3.7 GHz speed that can be boosted up to 4.6 GHz. The modified CPU’s presents an improvement in Intel current 14-nanometer chips but also promises more headroom for overclocking, support for Optane-based memory sticks and hardware-level mitigations for Spectre and Meltdown attacks.
You can preorder the new 9th gen chips start today, and it will set to ship on October 19th. The price of the chips starts from $262 for a 3.7GHz Core i5-9600K and $488 for the i7-9900.
Intel also announced an updated lineup of its Core X-Series processors for its high-end users, the X version includes new Core i7 X-Series, Core i9 X-Series, and Core i9 Extreme processors, these are built on Intel’s 14nm++ process. Intel Core X chips will start shipping in November and are pricedat $1,979 for the Core i9-9980XE, 18 cores or 36 threads Core i9 Extreme model, with a maximum turbo-boosted clock speed of 4.5GHz.
The other five regular Core i9 X-Series chips range from 16 core or 32 thread $1,684 Core i9-9960X to the 10 core or 20 thread $889 Core i9-9820X, and a base Core i7-9800X model with eight cores and 16 threads will cost $589. One thing is certain that Intel wants to give competition to AMD’s second-gen Ryzen line with its new 9th gen processors.