9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K Debuts
October 9, 2018
9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K is the world’s best gaming processor, and
said preorders for the new processor would begin today. The announcement
was made as part of a series of new desktop processor introductions that
will enable amazing performance and platform features to meet a range of
consumer needs from gaming to content creation. New processors
introduced today include the first 9th Gen Intel Core processors, new
Intel Core X-series processors and the Intel Xeon W-3175X processor.
“Our goal is to deliver leadership performance across all computing
segments and product lines,” said Anand Srivatsa, vice president and
general manager, Desktop, Systems and Channel, within the Client
Computing Group at Intel. “Today’s announcements underscore our ability
to do exactly that, including, hands-down, the world’s best processor
for gaming. Whether a gamer, a creator or an expert using the most
advanced workstation applications possible, Intel and our partners are
focused on delivering balanced platforms with real-world leadership
performance and robust capabilities that exceed their needs.”
Let the Games Begin
The 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K is the world’s best processor for
gaming1. It brings an exceptional level of performance to the desktop
product line, signified by the first Intel Core i9 brand in the
mainstream desktop segment. All three of the 9th Gen Intel Core
processors unveiled today (i5-9600K, i7-9700K and i9-9900K) enable fast,
immersive experience for gamers, with up to 8 cores and 16 threads, up
to 5.0 GHz single-core turbo frequency2, and 16 MB Intel Smart Cache.
9th Gen Intel Core desktop processors deliver amazing performance,
including unlocked3 “K” SKUs at each brand level and up to 40 platform
PCIe 3.0 lanes for system expandability for gaming, creating and
overclocking3. Improvements in this generation include:
•Enabling more than 220 FPS on
three of the most popular global PC game titles.
•With Intel® Turbo Boost
Technology 2.0 delivering up to 5.0 GHz single-core frequency, gamers
can enjoy their favorite games with up to 10 percent5 more FPS across
popular gaming titles compared with the previous generation, as well as
up to 37 percent more FPS compared with a 3-year-old PC.
•Capture game play, transcode
and stream while playing. With this type of megatasking, gamers can
enjoy up to 11 percent7 more FPS compared with the previous generation
and up to 41 percent more FPS compared with a 3-year-old PC.
editing improved on Adobe Premiere* – Up to 34 percent9 faster video
editing compared with the previous generation and up to 97 percent
faster compared with a 3-year-old PC10.
•Overall system performance
improved up to 15 percent better as compared with previous generation
and up to 40 percent as compared with a 3-year-old PC11.
•Overclock3 these new
processors with the Intel® Extreme Tuning Utility (Intel® XTU), a
precision tool for advanced overclocking, and take advantage of the
additional thermal headroom with solder thermal interface material (STIM).
To realize the full potential of the new 9th Gen Intel Core processor,
Intel is introducing the new Intel® Z390 chipset. The Intel Z390 chipset
includes high-speed integrated USB 3.1 Gen 2 and integrated Intel®
Wireless-AC with support for Gigabit Wi-Fi speed. The 9th Gen Intel Core
processors are also compatible with all Intel® 300 Series chipset
motherboards for more consumer options.
Preorders for the 9th Gen Intel Core processors and Intel Z390 chipset
motherboards begin today from a variety of global vendors and retailers.