Intel introduced the 9th generation of Core processors aimed at enthusiasts and gamers. The ninth generation of Coffee Lake Refresh, like the eighth, is based on the 14-nm process technology, but promises more opportunities for overclocking (thanks to the use of solder under the lid). And in the new processors, the hardware was protected from the vulnerabilities of Specter and Meltdown . Among the presented crystals is a model Core i9-9900K, which Intel calls “the best gaming processor in the world.” The stone offers 8 cores and 16 streams with a base frequency of 3.6 GHz and can automatically accelerate to 5 GHz.
In addition to the new Core i9 processor, Intel introduced new models of the Core i3, Core i5 and ninth-generation Core i7 lines: the i7 model 9700K will offer 8 cores and 8 threads, running at 3.6 GHz (4.9 GHz in boost mode); The i5-9600K is equipped with six cores and six streams operating at a base frequency of 3.7 GHz. In boost mode, the frequency of the stone rises to 4.6 GHz.
As already noted above, despite the new generation, the presented crystals are based on the 14-nm process technology, which is used from the 5th generation Broadwell processors, presented in 2014 year The new chips use 14-nm ++ process technology introduced by Intel in the 8th generation of Coffee Lake chips. Thus, the company delays the release of 10-nm processors Cannon Lake until 2019.
The company will begin to accept pre-orders for new processors of the 9th generation today. The first deliveries should begin on October 19th. By the way, prices for new processes turned out to be more democratic than for new announced models of the Core X line, which we will discuss below. Thus, the Core i9-9900K is estimated by the company at $ 488, the i7-9700K model at $ 373, and the i5-9600K will cost $ 262. All processors will support DDR4 2666 MHz memory, 40 PCI-E lanes and AVX2 technology.
Of course, the company did not leave aside the special caste of its customers, who prefer the most expensive and most productive hardware. Intel introduced an update to the Core X series of processors, adding new models to its family, including one Extreme series. All built on the 14-nm ++ process technology. Everyone received support for a four-channel DDR4 2666 memory mode, as well as 68 PCI Express lanes.
The number of new processors includes: the flagship Core i9-9980XE (18 cores / 36 threads) with a base frequency of 3 GHz, a boost of up to 4.5 GHz and a completely non-democratic price of $ 1979; Core i9-9960X (16 cores / 32 threads) for 1,684 dollars; Core i9-9940X (14 cores / 28 threads, 3.3 GHz / 4.5 GHz) for $ 1,387; Core i9-9920X (12 cores / 24 threads, 3.5 GHz / 4.5 GHz) for $ 1,189; Core i9-9900X (10 cores / threads, 3.5 GHz / 4.5 GHz) for $ 989; 20Core i9-9820X (3.3 GHz / 4.5 GHz, 10 cores / 20 threads) for $ 898 and Core i7-9800X (3.8 GHz / 4.5 GHz, 8 cores / 16 threads) for $ 589.
Professional users who need even higher performance also did not stand aside. For them, Intel has saved a new 28-core and 56-line Intel Xeon W-3175X with a base frequency of 3.1 GHz and a boost frequency of up to 4.3 GHz. This new product will be available for purchase in December. Unfortunately, Intel did not name the price for this processor.