Intel Launches 9th Generation X-Series Chips
Intel has launched a lineup of their new X-Series 9th generation processors. With the new line of processors the company is mainly focusing on gaming and content creation. The key product launches from the event are: the Core-i9, Core-i5, Core-i7 and the new 28 core Xeon processor. The new processors are based on the 14 nm manufacturing technology which is same as the 8th Gen Skylake Processors.
The main star of the show was the new i9 flagship model which is the 9900k. The company is touting it as “the best gaming processor in the world”. The core i9-9900k is an 8 core / 16 thread CPU. It has a Turbo Frequency of 5.0 GHz making it the world’s first mainstream processor that is able achieve this clock speed.
The new i5-9600k is an 8 core and 8 thread CPU. It has a base clock speed of 3.7 GHz and it can throttle upto 4.6 GHz. The i7-9700k is an 8 core 8 thread CPU which has a base clock speed of 3.6 GHz. It can be boosted upto to a frequency of 4.9 GHz.
Another important product the company launched is the Intel W-3175x Xeon processor. It is a 28 core / 56 thread CPU. This chip’s clock speed starts at 3.1GHz and goes up to 4.3GHz. It has a TDP (Thermal Design Power) of 255 watt.
Price & Availability
The Core i9-9900K is available for pre-order now and deliveries will start from 19 October. Other processors in the lineup will go on sale in November and December. Talking about price, the Core i9-9900K has a price tag of $488 (approximately Rs. 36,120), the Core i7-9700K has a price tag of $374 (approximately Rs. 27,660) and the Core i5-9600K has a price tag of $262 (approximately Rs. 19,380). The price of the Intel W-3175x Xeon is unannounced and we will have to wait for the company to do the same.