Recently, Intel globally introduced its 9th generation processors. These processors included the new Core i9, Core i7, and Core i5 chipsets. Though these are said to be the 9th generation processors, they are based upon the company’s existing 14nm++ process of manufacturing. The company is using 14nm++ manufacturing process since the 8th generation Core chipsets.
There have been reports that the company will rule out its 14nm manufacturing process and will come up with a latest 10nm manufacturing process which will have its highly anticipated Cannon Lake chips. The new manufacturing process will launch next year.
As of now, Intel has introduced the new Core i9-9900K processor at the hardware event. The said processor will have eight cores and 16 threads which will be clocked at a minimum 3.6GHz and a maximum of 5GHz.
The company has declared that the Core i9-9900K is “the best gaming processor in the world.”
Besides this, Intel has also launched the new 9th Gen Core i7 and Core i5 processors. These processors will be available in the market with hardware fixes for the Meltdown Variant 3 and L1 Terminal Fault issues.
The brand new Core i7-9700K will have eight cores paired with eight threads with a 3.6GHz base clock speed limit, which can be stretched up to a maximum of 4.9GHz. On the other hand, the all new Core i5-9600K will have six cores paired with six threads, and it will hold a base clock speed of 3.7GHz, which can be boosted up to 4.6GHz.
Talking about the prices of these new pieces, Core i9-9900K has been priced at $488 (approximately Rs 36,000) while the Core i7-9700K and the Core i5-9600K will cost $373 (approximately Rs 28,000) and $262 (approximately Rs 19,000) respectively.
There is good news for the users who wish to purchase these new processors as they are available for pre-orders, and their shipping will start from October 19.
Apart from these cool and powerful processors, Intel has also unveiled its Core X series of chipsets. The X series will include the Core i9-9980XE with 18 cores and 36 threads, five regular Core i9 X-Series processors and a processor. The company will launch the Core X series of chipsets in November.