Intel Announced Its Best Gaming Processor
Intel announced the 9th Gen Core i9-9900K, its best gaming processor, and said preorders for the new processor already begun. New processors introduced at the event include the first 9th Gen Core processors, new Core X-series processors and the Xeon W-3175X processor.
All three processors unveiled at the event are preferably meant 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. These desktop processors deliver high performance, including unlocked “K” SKUs at each brand level and up to 40 platform PCIe 3.0 lanes for system expandability for gaming, creating and overclocking.
Intel also introduced the new Z390 chipset. It includes high-speed USB 3.1 Gen 2 and Wireless-AC with support for Gigabit Wi-Fi speed. The 9th Gen Core processors are also compatible with all 300 Series chipset motherboards for more consumer options. Intel also announced seven new Core X-series processors for desktop with a variety of core counts and I/O capabilities, as well as details on the Xeon W-3175X.
The new Core X-series offers scalable options ranging from 8 to 18 cores with premium performance and platform technologies. They come with up to 18 cores, 36 threads, 24.75 MB cache, and up to 68 platform PCIe lanes. With Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0 delivering up to 4.5 GHz single-core frequency, the most critical workloads can be directed to the processor’s two fastest cores. This means customers do not have to make a tradeoff between choosing a processor for lightly threaded or heavily threaded workloads.
For the select, highly threaded and computing-intensive applications and professional content creation, Intel will deliver the unlocked Xeon W-3175X processor. This new 28-core Xeon 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 cache, 6-channel DDR4 memory support with up to 512 GB at 2666 MHz, and ECC and standard RAS support.