Intel announces 10th Generation Core processors & Intel Core i9-9900KS; first 5Ghz CPU on all cores

Intel made a sweeping set of product and technology announcements at COMPUTEX 2019. The blue team has announced the new 10th Gen Intel Core processors and revealed the first-ever gaming processor with an all-core turbo of 5GHz.

Gregory Bryant, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group, said:

“No one wants to compromise; people want it all: battery life, performance, responsiveness, connectivity and slick form factors. Our job is to come together as an industry and deliver incredible and differentiated PCs, purpose built to what real people want. 10th Gen Intel Core processors – our most integrated CPU – and Project Athena are great examples of how our deep investments at a platform level will help fuel innovation across the industry.”

Going into more details, Intel announced the first 10th Gen Intel Core processors, bringing high-performance AI to the PC at scale with Intel Deep Learning Boost (Intel DL Boost). The processors are built on the company’s 10nm process technology, new “Sunny Cove” core architecture and new Gen11 graphics engine. 10th Gen Intel Core processors will range from Intel Core i3 to Intel Core i7, with up to 4 cores and 8 threads, up to 4.1 max turbo frequency and up to 1.1 GHz graphics frequency.

As said, Intel also announced the special edition 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900KS processor, which has been fine-tuned to deliver 5GHz all-core turbo. This Special Edition of the i9 9900K is expected to be available by holiday 2019, and is obviously an attempt to rival AMD’s upcoming Ryzen CPUs.

Last but not least, the company also showed the new Intel Performance Maximizer (IPM), an automated overclocking tool that brings overclocking to the masses by making it easy to dynamically and reliably custom-tune unlocked 9th Gen Intel Core desktop processors based upon their individual performance DNA. IPM will be free and is part of the Intel Adaptix Technologies toolkit, a collection of advanced software technology tools that helps OEMs and consumers maximize platform-level performance and experience. The toolkit also includes Intel Dynamic Tuning Technology, Intel Extreme Tuning Utility and Intel Graphics Command Center.