Intel has announced that its 9th generation desktop CPUs will be available on October 19th. Unfortunately, the blue team did not release any gaming benchmarks though it claimed that the Intel Core i9 9900K will be the fastest gaming CPU available for purchase.
The Intel Core i9-9900K will be the big daddy, featuring 8 CPU cores and supporting 16 threads thanks to Hyper Threading. This model will feature 16MB of cache and will be clocked up to 5.0 GHz in single-core turbo mode.
The Intel Core i9-9900K will be soldered, will have integrated USB 3.1 Gen 2 and integrated Intel wireless-AC, will be compatible with all the Intel 300 series chipsets, and will support the Intel Optane memory which will benefit games as it aims to accelerate loading and launching the games you play the most.
Intel will also release the Intel Core i7-9700K and the Intel Core i5-9600K. The i7 9700K will be an 8cores/8threads chip whereas the i5 9600K will be a 6cores/6threads chip.
From the looks of it, this was a paper-launch event as there are n’t any third-party benchmarks for these new Intel CPUs. Our guess is that the embargo for the Intel i9/i7/i5 benchmarks will be lifted on October 19th; the same day that these chips will officially release!
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