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After weeks (or even months) of build-up, Intel has today launched its 9th-gen Core series, led by the eight-core, sixteen-thread Core i9-9900K. We took an in-depth look at Intel's latest hotness earlier, finding that overall, Intel's new mainstream top dog offers the strongest single-threaded performance going, as well as great multi-threaded performance. On the topic of performance, it doesn't matter just how fast a new processor is, because it's never going to be fast enough for overclockers who want to achieve jaw-dropping benchmark scores. At Intel's launch event for the 9th-gen Core series a couple of weeks ago, the company had professional overclockers Joe “Steponz” Stepongzi... Read more...
After what seemed like months of leaks and speculation, Intel officially announced its 9th Generation Core desktop CPU line-up a couple of weeks back, at a lavish event in New York City. Though the upcoming Core X series processors, the beastly 28-core Xeon W-3175X, and the 9th Gen Core i family don’t feature new architectures, all of the parts bring something fresh to the table, whether it be soldered thermal interface material, unlocked multipliers in the case of the Xeon, or updated silicon designs that incorporate more core resources, among other things. One of the most anticipated and talked about of the new processors is the Core i9-9900K we’ll be showing you here today. Intel... Read more...
Now is a fantastic time to build a high-end AMD Ryzen system. Yes, Intel just recently launched its 9th generation Core processor family culmination in the 8-core/16-thread Core i9-9900K, and that chip is sure to be a beast. However, we spotted AMD's Ryzen 7 2700X selling for as low as $279.99, and you shave another $30 off if you bundle it with a motherboard. The Ryzen 7 2700X is the flagship part in AMD's second generation Ryzen lineup in the mainstream desktop CPU category. It has the same number of cores and threads as the Core i9-9900K, and is clocked at 3.7GHz to 4.3GHz, with 20MB of smart prefetch cache (L2 + L3) to boot. It's a burly part for sure, and it's now priced below $300. If you... Read more...
Intel and its hired benchmarking gun, Principled Technologies, have come under fire for the benchmarking methodology used to validate the Core i9-9900K as the "world's fastest gaming processor." At the heart of the issue is the latter's decision to enable Game Mode on AMD's Ryzen 7 2700X, resulting in a performance disparity upwards of 50 percent compared to the Core i9-9900K. Principled Technologies has since retested the Ryzen 7 2700X in Creator Mode, and while the new data still has the Core i9-9900K coming out ahead, the disparity isn't nearly as dramatic. As you might already know, the Core i9-9900K is Intel's flagship CPU in its recently announced 9th generation Core processor family, and... Read more...
Intel made a splash when it finally introduced its oft-leaked 9th generation Core lineup consisting of three initial SKUs, the Core i9-9900K, Core i7-9700K, and Core i5-9600K. The launch event was high on hype—Intel called the Core i9-9900K the best gaming chip in the world, and then showed off a set of gaming benchmarks performed by an outside company, Principled Technologies. Not without controversy, Principled Technologies has taken to defending its testing methodology, which showed the Core i9-9900K trouncing AMD's Ryzen 7 2700X. Let's back up a moment. In case you missed it, the Core i9-9900K is Intel's first-ever 8-core/16-thread desktop processor in the mainstream category. It's... Read more...
Back in March, MSI launched the Trident 3 compact gaming PC complete with a Kaby Lake-based Intel Core i7-7700 processor and a GeForce GTX 1070 GPU. MSI has taken the opportunity to make a serious upgrade to its compact gaming PC with the help of new hardware that has launched over the past few weeks, and has crowned it the Trident X. The Trident X is available with Intel's new 9th generation Core processors that were announced yesterday. In this case, customers can choose from the 8-core/8-thread Core i7-9700K or the 8-core/16-thread Core i9-9900K. When it comes to graphics options, you can choose from the GeForce RTX 2070, RTX 2080 or the range-topping RTX 2080... Read more...
Intel today officially announced the first round of 9th generation Core processors, and given all the leaks that have occurred over the past few months, there weren’t too many surprises. Like all of Intel’s processors released over the past few years, the 9th generation Core parts are based on a refined 14nm manufacturing process (14nm++), and are dubbed Coffee Lake Refresh. 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 All of the processors... Read more...
It seems as though everything else related to Intel's Core i9-9900K has leaked at this point, so why not its packaging? That's just what happened this morning when Twitter user @momomo_us posted a screenshot of an Amazon listing for the processor. Although we have scoured Amazon's website in search of this hidden Core i9-9900K listing, we've unfortunately come up short. Tom's Hardware, however, says that it has independently verified the page and posted non-watermarked screenshots -- so we'll take their word for it. The packaging is somewhat unorthodox and is a dramatic departure from Intel's usual boring retail CPU boxes. For starters, it is twelve-sided and translucent, giving... Read more...
Intel's 9th generation Core processors are right around the corner, which means that the leaks are coming more frequently. In recent weeks, we've seen a slew of Intel Z390-based motherboards leaked from the usual suspects like ASUS, MSI, and Gigabyte. Now, we're getting an alleged early look at pricing for the Core i7-9700K and the flagship Core i9-9900K that are supposed to launch early next month. According to Silicon Lottery, the Core i7-9700K will be priced at $370. This processor will have a total of 8 cores and despite its Core i7 branding will not be HyperThreading-enabled. That means that it will only support 8 total threads. For comparison, the 6-core/12-thread Core... Read more...
We have seen more leaks pertaining to Intel's upcoming 9th generation Core i9-9900K processor than a roof with holes in it during a torrential downpour. Of course, these all need to be taken with a grain of salt. That said, the latest appearance by Intel's unannounced chip shows it running at an overclocked 5GHz in Cinebench. Nearly every bit of leaked information so far points to the Core i9-9900K being an 8-core/16-thread processor with a 3.6GHz base clock and 4.7GHz all-core boost clock, with the ability to boost to 5GHz when engaging only one or two cores. The chip is also said to have 16MB of L3 cache and a 95W TPD. Those are pretty good specs, if they hold true to the final silicon. The... Read more...
Another day means another leak in the tech sector, this latest one related to Intel's unannounced 9th generation Core i9-9900K processor. This 8-core/16-thread chip has shown up in numerous leaks already. In this newest one, we get yet another glimpse of performance, with the Core i9-9900K being run through 3DMark's Time Spy benchmark. We'll get to the numbers in a moment, but first let's talk about the specs. If all the leaks and rumors end up being true, the Core i9-9900K will feature a 3.6GHz base clock and 4.7GHz all-core boost clock, and will boost to 5GHz when utilizing only one or two cores. It also has 16MB of L3 cache and a 95W TDP. It's expected to retail for around $450. The Core i9-9900K... Read more...
Browse any enthusiast forum that deals with overclocking and you'll encounter complaints over Intel's choice of thermal interface material (TIM) on its 8th generation Core processor family. The consensus is that it's not very good, and that Intel should return to using solder. Well, it looks like that is happening. Yet another leak shows a 9th generation Core processor (Coffee Lake Refresh) stripped of its integrated heatspreader (IHS), with a soldering solution. If true, the return to solder is a bit of a big deal, at least in overclocking circles. The thing with solder is that the conductivity is superior to traditional thermal grease. Switching to solder should allow for lower temps, with... Read more...
It is time to get excited about Intel's next flagship processor for the mainstream market. Why is that? Unless all of the leaks and rumors have been flat out wrong, the 8-core/16-thread Core i9-9900K is coming, and if the latest unofficial appearance is any indication, it will bring the goods. The unreleased processor showed up in Futuremark's 3DMark database and put a smack down its eventual competitors. First let's go over the specs. The database entry indicates the "processor is not recognized," but based on the specs, it appears to be the Core i9-9900K. Not all of the specs were in line with previous leaks, however, and specifically the 3.1GHz base clock indicated by the listing is slower... Read more...
Early last week, we heard rumors that Intel is preparing to launch 9th generation Coffee Lake Refresh processors in August. As its name implies, these new processors won’t mark a significant departure from current 8th generation Coffee Lake processors when it comes to core architecture. Today, we’re reporting on a new leak that seems to throw a monkey wrench in our previous coverage. It was our understanding that only the Core i5-9600K would lack HyperThreading, but that apparently is not the case. Instead, the processor lineup is expected to launch as follows: Core i9-9900K with 8 cores and 16 threads Core i7-9700K with 8 cores and 8 threads Core i5-9600K with... Read more...
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