Price-wise, both the i5-9600K and i7-9700K are similar to the 8th generation processors they are replacing, while the i9-9900K will come in at $500. As with all chips in the K-series, it's unlocked for overclocking, with eight cores and 16 threads, and the company says that it's the best gaming CPU in the world. The Core i7-9700K is now an eight-core CPU, clocked at 3.6GHz and up to 4.9GHz (boost frequency) with a 12MB cache and 95W TDP. Similarly, video editing with Adobe Premiere is up to 34 percent and 97 percent faster respectively, as per Intel's own testing.
The flagship Intel Core i9-9900K has a base clock 100 MHz lower than the i7-8700K but features the same 5.0 GHz single-core Turbo Boost clock as the i7-8086K.
Intel has dropped hyper-threading on its lower-end, budget processor before, but this is a high-end processor meant for gamers and creatives.
While the Core i9-9900K got a significant boost, the Core i7-9700K is a bit of letdown, as Intel has chose to keep the Hyper-Threading limited its flagship Core i9 series, so the Core i7-9700K will eight-cores and eight threads, have the same 95W TDP, 3.6GHz base and 4.9GHz Turbo clock, and 12MB of L3 cache.
All of the new 9th Gen Core-X CPUs support up to 68 PCIe 3.0 lanes and quad-channel DDR4 at 2666MHz.
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Core i9-9980XE: 18C/36T, 3.0/4.4GHz base/boost, 165W TDP, $1,979 MSRP.
Meanwhile, Intel's 14nm has reportedly become the most profitable line of hardware the company has ever manufactured, though that's likely in part due to the necessity of using it as long as Intel has.
Core i9-9960X: 16C/32T, 3.1/4.4GHz base/boost, 165W TDP, $1,684 MSRP. The product will begin shipping in December, but as yet there is no word on pricing.
Despite the launch of a new chipset in the form of Z390, these new 9th generation chipsets will maintain compatibility with all previous 300-series Intel chipsets, such as Z370 through updates that will be made available by motherboard manufacturers. Intel has even gone as far to claim its new processors will run TK% cooler than its previous 8th Generation chips.
Whether or not Intel's 9th-gen speedup matters to you depends on how recently you've upgraded your current PC.