Intel unveiled its 9th Gen Intel Core and Intel Core X Series processors early October with the notable omission of a key feature: Hyper-Threading, at least on all but the most exclusive Core i9-9900K for mainstream PCs. Hyperthreading has also been reserved for a new iteration of Intel’s X-series processors, which includes up to 18 cores and 36 threads.
“Our goal is to deliver leadership performance across all computing segments and product lines,” said Anand Srivatsa, vice president and general manager, Desktop, Systems and Channel, within the Client Computing Group at Intel. “Today’s announcements underscore our ability to do exactly that, including, hands-down, the world’s best processor for gaming. Whether a gamer, a creator or an expert using the most advanced workstation applications possible, Intel and our partners are focused on delivering balanced platforms with real-world leadership performance and robust capabilities that exceed their needs.” We have AMD to thank for Intel’s new focus on core count, but is it enough to pull back the considerable shift to Ryzen.
The CORE (i5-9600K, i7-9700K and i9-9900K)
The biggest upgrade to the 9th Gen Intel Core desktop processors come to the unlocked “K” SKUs at each level with up to 40 platform PCIe 3.0 lanes for system expandability. Other improvements in this generation include:
• Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 delivering up to 5.0 GHz single-core frequency.
• Video editing improved on Adobe Premiere – Up to 34 percent faster video editing compared with the previous generation.
• Overall system performance improved up to 15 percent better as compared with previous generation.
• Overclock these new processors with the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility (Intel XTU), a precision tool for advanced overclocking, and take advantage of the additional thermal headroom with solder thermal interface material (STIM).
The 9th Gen Intel Core processors are compatible with all Intel® 300 Series chipset motherboards for more consumer options. However, to appreciate the full potentials of the new 9th gen intel core processors, intel is introducing the new intel Z390 Chipset which includes high-speed integrated USB 3.1 Gen 2 and Intel Wireless-AC with support for Gigabit Wi-Fi speed. Preorders for the 9th Gen Intel Core processors and Intel Z390 chipset motherboards began on 8th of October 2018 from a variety of global vendors and retailers.
X Series platform focused on creators.
9th Gen Intel Core x-series Processors are designed with high frequencies and various features for both single-threaded and multi-threaded heavy workloads. These processors can handle the most demanding task and applications. These processors are built on Mesh Architecture which increases the memory and I/O bandwidth while decreasing the latency. Intel announce the following seven SKUs:
The new Intel Core X-series processors offers scalable options with up to 18 cores, 36 threads, 24.75 MB Intel Smart Cache, and up to 68 platform PCIe lanes. The intel core X-series processors enable the creators to perform effective and simultaneous heavy multi-tasks like encode, edit, render, transcode and more. With Intel Turbo Boost 3.0 technology, users do not have to cherry-pick processors for lightly threaded or heavily threaded workloads. The workloads can be directed to the processors two fastest cores, optimizing for light threaded performance when necessary. The new Intel Core X-series processors will be available in November.
Intel Core X-series processors will also enable software developers to write applications that take advantage of Intel® AVX-512 instructions to accelerate computing performance for parallel workloads.
Intel has introduced new W-3175 Xeon Processor. The 28-core 56-thread processor's clock speed starts at 3.1GHz and goes up to 4.3GHz. It has a TDP of 255W and is based on Intel's Skylake-X architecture. The processor also supports six channels of memory with upto 512 GB at 2666Mhz. this chip also supports ECC and the Standard RAS. This is a server level chip that is targeted for compute-intensive applications and workloads like industrial design, animations and more. The Intel Xeon W-3175X processor will ship from Intel in December.To celebrate the launch of the new 9th Gen Intel Core processors, Intel is hosting the 9th Gen Intel Core i9 Processor Dreamstakes to give away nine unique, once-in-a-lifetime VIP trips to world-class esports and gaming events, including Intel Extreme Masters, the Overwatch League*, ESL One* and the NBA2K* League. In addition, thousands of digital codes for some of the most popular games will be given away with this sweepstakes. Visit corei9.intel.com to view official rules and enter for a chance to win starting on Nov. 5, 2018.