9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K processor launched to boost gaming and intensive computing
New processors introduced include the first 9th Gen Intel Core processors, new Intel Core X-series processors and the Intel Xeon W-3175X processor. (Photo: Agency)

is bringing its 9th Gen Core i9 9900K gaming processor with preorders beginning today. This announcement was made as part of a series of new desktop processor launched by company. New processors introduced include the first 9th Gen Core processors, new Core X-series processors and the Xeon W-3175X processor.

“Today’s announcements underscore our ability to do exactly that, including, hands-down, the world’s best processor for gaming. Whether a gamer, a creator or an expert using the most advanced workstation applications possible, Intel and our partners are focused on delivering balanced platforms with real-world leadership performance and robust capabilities that exceed their needs,” said Anand Srivatsa, vice president and general manager, Desktop, Systems and Channel, within the Client Computing Group at Intel.

The company claimed that the 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K is the world’s best processor for gaming. “It brings an exceptional level of performance to the desktop product line, signified by the first Intel Core i9 brand in the mainstream desktop segment. All three of the 9th Gen Intel Core processors unveiled (i5-9600K, i7-9700K and i9-9900K) enable fast, immersive experience for gamers, with up to 8 cores and 16 threads, up to 5.0 GHz single-core turbo frequency, and 16 MB Intel Smart Cache,” said Intel in a statement.

Intel is also introducing the new Intel Z390 chipset. The Intel Z390 chipset includes integrated USB 3.1 Gen 2 and integrated Intel Wireless-AC with support for Gigabit Wi-Fi speed. The 9th Gen Intel Core processors are also compatible with all Intel 300 Series chipset motherboards for more consumer options.

Preorders for the 9th Gen Intel Core processors and Intel Z390 chipset motherboards begin today from a variety of global vendors and retailers.

Intel also announced seven (i7-9800X, i9-9820X, i9-9900X, i9-9920X, i9-9940X, i9-9960X and i9-9980XE) new Intel Core X-series processors with a variety of core counts and I/O capabilities, as well as details on the Intel Xeon W-3175X processor.

The new Intel Core X-series processors offer scalable options ranging from 8 to 18 cores. With up to 18 cores, 36 threads, 24.75 MB Intel Smart Cache, and up to 68 platform PCIe lanes, Intel Core X-series processor-based systems enable creators to quickly and simultaneously record, encode, edit, render and transcode.

Intel Core X-series processors will also enable software developers to write applications that take advantage of Intel AVX-512 instructions to accelerate computing performance for parallel workloads, said the company.

For the select, highly threaded and computing-intensive applications such as architectural and industrial design and professional content creation, Intel will deliver the Intel Xeon W-3175X processor. This new 28-core Intel Xeon processor was built with real-world performance in mind for these large, intensive workloads with up to 4.3 GHz single-core turbo frequency, 56 threads and unlocked for those who want to push performance even higher. This platform also provides 38.5 MB Intel Smart Cache, 6-channel DDR4 memory support with up to 512 GB at 2666 MHz, and ECC and standard RAS support, said Intel.

The new Intel Core X-series processors will be available in November; the Intel Xeon W-3175X processor will ship from Intel in December.

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