Wednesday, 17 October, 2018

Intel Announces First 9th-Generation Core Processors

006-intel-performance-unleashed-2018-cnet Sarah Tew CNET
Mandy Jefferson | 09 October, 2018, 05:44

The new 9th Gen Intel Core desktop processors will be made available in the market starting from 19 October onwards globally. There's nothing incredibly groundbreaking about the way Intel fabricates these chips, since they're based on a similar 14-nanometer production process used in the past few CPU generations. For one thing, the Intel Core i7-9700K might be the company's most controversial chip in years due to its lack of hyper-threading - otherwise known as Intel's buzzword for parallel computing for heavy multi-tasking.

At the lower end, we have the i5-9600K, replacing the current i5-8600K. The most eagerly awaited news, that was revealed today, concerned the new Core i9-9900K, i7-9700K and i5-9600K processors with STIM.

Featuring 8-cores and 16-threads capability, Intel stated that the Core i9-9900K is the company's first ever mainstream chip with such setup.

Pompeo says North Korea to let inspectors visit weapons sites
But Trump called off the trip a day later, saying North Korea hadn't made sufficient progress toward denuclearization. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo before a meeting at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing , China October 8, 2018.


Take a look at our take on Intel vs AMD processors.

The Core i9-9900K is the flagship model from this lineup. The Core i5 versions are six-core designs while the i7 and i9 jump to eight cores.

Switching back to solder as the TIM for these CPUs should provide significantly improved thermal conductivity, resulting in additional overclocking headroom as well as cooler and quieter operation at stock frequencies without the need of delidding. Intel is launching a new chipset with these parts - Z390 - but has confirmed that all the news parts are fully compatible with existing 300-series chipsets via the LGA 1151 socket. At the top of the pile, you'll find the Core i9-9900K at £599.99, then you have the Core i7-9700K at £499.99 and finally, the Core i5-9600K for £389.99. "Intel said that the 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K processor achieved up to 309 frames per second (FPS) on Rainbow Six: Siege; up to 224 FPS on Fortnite; up to 440 FPS on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive; and up to 221 FPS on PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds", wrote VentureBeat.

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