Intel's 9th generation processors are here to outperform the competition

Intel Announces First 9th-Generation Core Processors

Intel Announces First 9th-Generation Core Processors

The reduction in L3 cache could also be a nod to this, or a desire to reduce the manufacturing cost of the Core i5 and Core i7 chips.

Meanwhile, Intel's 14nm has reportedly become the most profitable line of hardware the company has ever manufactured, though that's likely in part due to the necessity of using it as long as Intel has. 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.

Those boost clocks are all single-score speeds. The Core i7 model interestingly has eight cores, compared to six with the Core i7-8700K, but this model lacks Hyper-Threading which means that the total thread count has actually declined from 12 to eight. The Core i5-9600K sports six cores paired with six threads and has a base clock speed of 3.7GHz, which can be boosted up to 4.6GHz.

The Intel Core i7-9700K sadly comes doesn't come in at the same $359 (£389, AU$524) price the Intel Core i7-8700K did.

Intel has announced three new processors aimed at gamers and others who want the best in PC performance.

The Z390 platform will continue to feature the same "up to 40" PCI Express lanes that we've seen for several generations, with 16 lanes being directly connected to the CPU, and the rest coming from the chipset which is still connected via a DMI 3.0 link.

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Core i9-9980XE: 18C/36T, 3.0/4.4GHz base/boost, 165W TDP, $1,979 MSRP. We don't know if this is a refresh of Skylake-X at the moment, but we are hoping to have that question answered soon.

It's important to note that the Intel's latest hardware includes fixes for the controversial and critical Meltdown Variant 3 and L1 Terminal Fault issues.

You can preorder the new chips now and Intel will start delivering them on October 19.

A 28-core Xeon was also announced. Intel's 9th Gen Core-X series and K-series also finally switch from TIM to Solder, which should help with thermals quite a bit. What do you guys think of Intel's 9th Gen series so far?

Whether or not Intel's 9th-gen speedup matters to you depends on how recently you've upgraded your current PC.

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