Intel details 28-core Xeon part, new Core-X Series

Intel Core i9 X-Series

Intel also showed off motherboards from Asus, Gigabyte, MSI and ASRock based on a new desktop platform controller, the Z390, to go along with the 9 Gen Core processors. And all the chips in question have soldered TIMs, including the Core i5-9600K, which should give overclockers a slightly larger chance at hitting frequency targets.

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

The Core i9-9900K will be a 5GHz CPU with a 3.6GHz base clock, 8 cores, 16 threads, two memory channels rated for DDR4-2666, 16MB of L3 (2MB per core) and a $488 list price. With the eighth-gen "Coffee Lake" chips, both the Core i7 and i9 offered six cores with hyperthreading, while the i5 had six cores without hyperthreading. For the ninth generation, the improvements essentially boil down to adding more cores while keeping the clock speeds and power consumption mostly the same as before. They are however still on the 14nm architecture, so there is a real sense that the industry is holding its breath in anticipation of Intel launching their 10nm Cannon lake series at some point next year. The big news here is that Intel has made the jump to eight cores in a mainstream chip for the first time. Similarly, video editing with Adobe Premiere is up to 34 percent and 97 percent faster respectively, as per Intel's own testing. Finally, the Core i5-9600K is the most affordable of the bunch, delivering 6C/6T with a 3.7/4.6GHz base/boost speed.

Zinedine Zidane’s agent says he’s not interested in Manchester United
Their substitutions were top-class players, and it was hard to stop, especially when you have players who are getting exhausted . There is no reason we shouldn't be like that - the quality we have, which I've said in the past we have but we're not utilising.

Equipped with 8-cores and 8-threads, the Intel Core i7-9700K is a bit of an oddity compared to its predecessor. The Core i5-9600K has six cores, also without Hyper-Threading. The new CPUs are backward-compatible with the Z370 chipset as well, so you won't need to worry about being locked out of this upgrade if you have an older motherboard.

The hardware showcased by Intel comes with fixes for the notorious Meltdown Variant 3 and L1 Terminal fault issues.

Intel will also sell even more powerful Core X (for "extreme") CPUs-which are really Skylake-era designs-with many more cores starting in November. This new high-end chip is expected to ship later this year in December. Are any of you thinking about upgrading?

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