Intel Launches 9th Gen Core CPUs, 8-Core 16-Thread $488 Core i9-9900K Shipping October 19th
There are three processors that were announced today:
- Core i9-9900K: 8 cores / 16 threads, 3.6GHz to 5GHz, 16MB L3 cache, 95W TDP
- Core i7-9700K: 8 cores / 8 threads, 3.6GHz to 4.9GHz, 12MB L3 cache, 95W TDP
- Core i5-9600K: 6 cores / 6 threads, 3.7GHz to 4.6GHz, 9MB L3 cache, 95W TDP
The top-ranging Core i9-9900K brings a full 8 cores and HyperThreading, allowing it to execute 16 threads. This puts the chip on even footing with AMD’s Ryzen 7 2700X, which was released earlier this year to much fanfare.
Given that we already knew so much about Intel’s new 9th generation family due to leaks, the only thing really left to discuss is pricing. Thankfully, Intel provided those details today, announcing that the Core i5-9600K, Core i7-9700K, and Core i9-9900K are priced at $262, $373, and $488 respectively. Preorders for the chips go live today, and they will begin shipping on October 19th.