Today at Fall Desktop Launch Event, Intel unveiled the 9th-generation Core i9-9900K, i7-9700K and i5-9600K processors for desktops. Here's everything you need to know.

Core i9-9900K


Intel says the new Core i9-9900K processor is designed to deliver the best gaming performance in the world. It has 8 cores, 16 threads and the base frequency is 3.6GHz which can be boosted up to 5.0GHz.

The Intel Core i9 9900K processor is aimed at desktop-based enthusiasts and Intel is claiming that this is the “the best gaming processor in the world.” 

  • It comes with dual-channel DDR4 and up to 40 PCIe lanes.
  • The processor is based off Intel’s 14nm process.

It's important to note that the Intel's latest hardware includes fixes for the controversial and critical Meltdown Variant 3 and L1 Terminal Fault issues. Intel says that the Core i9-9900K would cost you $488 and you can pre-order the new processors today. The processors are set to ship on October 19th.

"9th Gen Intel Core desktop processors deliver amazing performance, including unlocked3 “K” SKUs at each brand level and up to 40 platform PCIe 3.0 lanes for system expandability for gaming, creating and overclocking," Intel explains.

Intel notes that you can enable up to 220 FPS on Rainbow Six: Siege, Fortnite, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds. 

Core i7-9700K

The company is also launching i7-9700K and it comes with 8 cores and 8 threads. The base clock speed is of 3.6 GHz which can be boosted to 4.9 GHz on all cores. The Core i7-9700K will cost you $374 and the processors are set to ship on October 19th.

Core i5-9600K

Intel Core i5-9600K is clocked at a base frequency of 3.7 GHz and it can be boosted up to 4.6 GHz. It has 6 cores and 6 threads. The Core i5-9600K will set you back $262 and it will also begin shipping on October 19th.