Intel’s next generation of desktop processors is here with the company announcing its new 9th Gen Core chips today at its fall hardware event. To that end, Intel revealed its new Core i9-9900K, which Intel says is “the best gaming processor in the world. Period.” The i9-9900K offers eight cores and 16 threads, clocked at a base frequency of 3.6 GHz, which can be boosted up to 5.0 GHz.
Along with the new Core i9 processor, Intel is also announcing new 9th Gen Core i5 and Core i7 models also the i7-9700K with eight cores and eight threads, and base 3.6 GHz clock speed can be boosted to 4.9 GHz and the i5-9600K, which has six cores and six threads at a base 3.7 GHz speed can be boosted up to 4.6 GHz.
The processors are available for pre-order now at several retailers and will be widely released on October 19. You can pre-order the Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9 on Amazon, but you can also find them all at other retailers like B&H or Best Buy. The Core i9-9900K will cost $488 (approximately Rs. 36,100), the Core i7-9700K is priced at $374 (approximately Rs. 27,667), and the Core i5-9600K will retail for $262 (approximately Rs. 19,381).
There’s no update for the GPU, which means Intel is still in a holding pattern, effectively, since Broadwell. The company has dropped the references to its 14nm, 14nm+, and 14nm++ hardware and is now referring to all of these parts collectively as representing a 14nm “class” of hardware.