New Intel 9th-gen Core processors – South African pricing and details

Intel has unveiled its new line-up of 9th-generation processors, including the first Core i9 chip aimed at mainstream desktop PC users.

The new processors include support for Optane memory, Quick Sync streaming optimisation, and hardware-level security technology to protect customers’ systems and data.

Included in the line-up is the Intel Core i9-9900K, which Intel calls the “world’s best gaming processor”.

Intel revealed three new Core desktop processors, seven new Core X chips, and its new 28-core Xeon processor for high-end workstations.

Hardware and chipset

The company launched its new 9th-generation Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9 chips for mainstream gamers, each of which is unlocked and overclockable.

Intel’s Turbo Boost 2.0 technology delivers up to 5.0GHz single-core frequency, which translates directly to more performance in modern games.

The company also announced a new Z390 chipset for its 9th-gen processors, which includes Intel Wireless AC with support for Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds and integrated USB 3.1 Gen 2. The processors are also compatible with all 300-series Intel chipsets, added Intel.

The new CPUs are built on a refined version of the manufacturer’s 14nm manufacturing process, which is the same process node used by its 6th, 7th, and 8th-gen chips.

Intel’s seven new Core X processors are aimed at the high-end desktop platform and range from 8-core to 18-core chips with support for up to 68 PCIe lanes.

Finally, Intel tops out its new processor range with the Xeon W-3175X 28-core processor.

This high-end unlocked workstation CPU boasts 56 threads, 6-channel DDR4 memory support, and a boost clock speed of 4.3GHz.

Intel Core i9 9th Gen 1

Specifications and pricing

Intel’s new mainstream Core chips are set to launch on 19 October 2018 and are currently available for pre-order from Evetech in South Africa.

Intel’s Core X-series processors will be available in November, while its Xeon W-3175X CPU will ship in December.

The specifications and pricing for Intel’s new desktop processors are below.

CPU Cores/Threads Base/Boost Clock TDP Price
9th-Gen Core
Core i9-9900K 8/16 3.6GHz/5.0GHz 95W R10,499
Core i7-9700K 8/8 3.6GHz/4.9GHz 95W R8,199
Core i5-9600K 6/6 3.7GHz/4.6GHz 95W R4,999
9th-Gen Core X
Core i9-9980XE 18/36 3.0GHz/4.5GHz 165W $1,979
Core i9-9960X 16/32 3.1GHz/4.5GHz 165W $1,684
Core i9-9940X 14/28 3.3GHz/4.5GHz 165W $1,387
Core i9-9920X 12/24 3.5GHz/4.5GHz 165W $1,189
Core i9-9900X 10/20 3.5GHz/4.5GHz 165W $989
Core i9-9820X 10/20 3.3GHz/4.2GHz 165W $898
Core i7-9800X 8/16 3.8GHz/4.5GHz 165W $589
9th-Gen Xeon
Xeon W-3175X 28/56 3.1GHz/4.3GHz 255W TBD

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