Enlarge / Intel Ninth era Espresso Lake-S collection Eight-core die.

NEW YORK—Intel unveiled a spread of latest processors aimed on the performance-desktop phase in the present day. For the mainstream market, there are three new Ok-series overclockable chips branded as ninth-generation components; seven new Core X-series chips are launching for the high-end desktop market, and for many who want nonetheless extra efficiency, there’s an overclockable Xeon chip.

The ninth-generation components affirm earlier leaks that hyperthreading is now solely discovered on the top-end i9 processor. That half has eight cores and 16 threads, with a base velocity of three.6GHz and a most turbo of 5GHz. This marks the primary time that Intel’s mainstream chips have matched the core and thread numbers that AMD presents in its Ryzen line.

Mannequin
Cores/Threads
Clock base/enhance​/GHz
Degree three cache/MB
TDP/W
DDR4​/MHz
PCIe lanes
Value

i9-9900Ok
Eight/16
three.6/5.zero
16
95
twin 2,666
40
$488

i7-9700Ok
Eight/Eight
three.6/four.9
12
95
twin 2,666
40
$374

i5-9600Ok
6/6
three.7/four.6
9
95
twin 2,666
40
$262

Intel is (credibly) positioning the 9900Ok to be the perfect gaming chip on this planet, because of its sturdy per-thread efficiency and excessive most clock velocity. In a break with its current practices, Intel has reverted to utilizing solder as a substitute of thermal paste between the processor die and the built-in heatspreader. This transfer will likely be widespread amongst overclockers, as the higher thermal conductivity of solder usually allows lowered temperatures and better overclocking potential.

Enlarge / The Ninth-generation Core i9 components will are available in a fancy-looking dodecahedron field.

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All of the chips will work on present 300-series motherboards, and Intel can be introducing a brand new Z390 chipset. The counterpart to the built-in chips for the Whiskey Lake and Amber Lake cell processors, the brand new chipset’s main options are gigabit 802.11ac Wi-Fi and built-in help for 10Gb/s USB three.1 era 2.

The chips embody fixes for the Meltdown and Degree 1 Terminal Fault (L1TF) points, although fixes for Spectre are nonetheless software-dependent.

For many who want extra cores, reminiscence, or PCIe lanes, avail yourselves of a brand new batch of X-series chips. These use the identical Skylake-X core as the present X-series chips however with increased clock speeds. This use of Skylake-X implies that these components do not embody the Meltdown or L1TF fixes.

Mannequin
Cores/Threads
Clock base/enhance​/GHz
Degree three cache/MB
TDP/W
DDR4​/MHz
PCIe lanes
Value

i9-9980XE
18/36
three.zero/four.5
24.75
165
quad 2,666
44+24
$1,979

i9-9960X
16/32
three.1/four.5
22
165
quad 2,666
44+24
$1,684

i9-9940X
14/28
three.three/four.5
19.25
165
quad 2,666
44+24
$1,387

i9-9920X
12/24
three.5/four.5
19.25
165
quad 2,666
44+24
$1,189

i9-9900X
10/20
three.5/four.5
19.25
165
quad 2,666
44+24
$989

i9-9820X
10/20
three.three/four.5
16.5
165
quad 2,666
44+24
$889

i9-9800X
Eight/16
three.Eight/four.5
16.5
165
quad 2,666
44+24
$589

These chips are all overclockable, and so they too have a soldered warmth spreader.

And if this is not sufficient, there’s the Xeon W-3175X. It is a 28-core, 56-thread Xeon with unlocked multipliers for overclocking. This, too, is a Skylake-based half, so once more, it lacks the fixes for Meltdown and L1TF. Intel additionally hasn’t revealed the pricing but, however we think about it is going to be fairly costly.

Mannequin
Cores/Threads
Clock base/enhance​/GHz
Degree three cache/MB
TDP/W
DDR4​/MHz
PCIe lanes
Value

Xeon W-3175X
28/56
three.1/four.three/td>
38.5
255
hex 2,666
44+24
$many

As a Xeon, this half additionally contains help for ECC reminiscence and makes use of the C621 chipset. Intel says that sure sorts of content material creators need this sort of overclockable chip for his or her workstations. These markets want single-socket methods (they’re quieter, smaller, and keep away from the complexities of NUMA, the place reminiscence latency and bandwidth fluctuate relying on which core is accessing it) however need the overclockability to eke out further efficiency.

The ninth-generation processors can be found for pre-order in the present day and ship October 19. The X-series components will arrive in November, whereas the brand new Xeon seems in December.

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