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Amazon starts listing Core i9 9900K preorder at 499 Dollars

09 October 2018

We've already taken a look at the specs for the new Core i9-9900K, Core i7-9700K and Core i5-9600K.

The Intel Core i7-9700K is also rated with a base clock of 3.6GHz and can boost one its processor cores all the way to 4.9GHz. There's nothing incredibly groundbreaking about the way Intel fabricates these chips, since they're based on a similar 14-nanometer production process used in the past few CPU generations. The Core i5-9600K has six cores, also without Hyper-Threading. The 9700K will have two more cores than the i7-8700K with 1.5MB L3 cache per core. That last chip, which replaces the previous-gen Core i7-8700K, is especially noteworthy because it's the first time a mainstream consumer CPU from Intel has hit the 5GHz mark.

Amazon just started listing the 8-core Core i9 9900K.

The lack of Hyper-Threading on the i7-9700K will provide quite the interesting performance comparison with the current flagship 6C/12T i7-8700K.

The supporting act today is the Core i5-9600K, with six cores but no Hyperthreading.

Addressing one of the most common complaints from enthusiasts about recent Intel processors, the 9th generation series of processors will come with what Intel is referring to as "Solder Thermal Interface Material" (STIM). It has the fastest base clocks of all the new processors at 3.7GHz but its turbo clocks are somewhat lower at 4.3/4.6GHz for all/single cores. In addition to native USB 3.1 Gen 1 (10 Gbit/s) support, Intel claims the Z390 chipset will sport improved power management for the 8-core processor variants, as well as integrated 802.11 AC connectivity.

Users will be able to find the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X at a slightly lower $329 (£299, AU$469) price, and this CPU comes with a premium RGB CPU cooler bundled in too.

We will be updating this post with more details regarding the new 9th Gen Intel Core processors once we go through the in-depth information provided by Intel.

Amazon starts listing Core i9 9900K preorder at 499 Dollars