The highest-end Core i7 chip is the new Core i7-9700K which is an 8C/8T offering, with 12MB of cache (compared to 16MB on the 9900K) and a base CPU clock of 3.6GHz and boost of 4.9GHz for single-core mode. The new 95W TDP CPUs, which also include the eight-core/eight-thread Core i7-9700K (note the lack of Hyper-Threading on a Core i7 part), and the six-core/six-thread Core i5-9600K, should become available today for pre-order in systems from Intel's various partners, prior to full availability on October 19th, which is also when our reviews of the new parts will go live. It commands an asking price of $399.99 (around £305, AU$565).
The Core i9-9900K is the flagship model from this lineup. The same 95W TDP is applied to the 9600K.
Intel today officially announced the first round of 9 generation Core processors, and given all the leaks that have occurred over the past few months, there weren't too many surprises.
Addressing one of the most common complaints from enthusiasts about recent Intel processors, the 9th generation series of processors will come with what Intel is referring to as "Solder Thermal Interface Material" (STIM).
Intel has wrapped up its Fall Desktop Launch Event in NY. In addition to native USB 3.1 Gen 1 (10 Gbit/s) support, Intel claims the Z390 chipset will sport improved power management for the 8-core processor variants, as well as integrated 802.11 AC connectivity. Intel has the same 95W TDP on the 9700K.
Intel has taken the wraps off three new 9 Gen desktop Core CPUs for gamers and mainstream users, as well as a new range of Core X-Series CPUs and also a Xeon consumer workstation CPU for extremely demanding content creators. No word on the rest of the 9th generation lineup, but we expect them to launch at the same time as the i9 processor.