Intel has revealed their 9th generation CPUs and with it comes the Intel Core i9-9900K, which according to Intel is the “world’s best gaming processor”. It is, without a doubt, an extremely powerful CPU that most PC gaming enthusiasts will be foaming at the mouth for. Best of all, local pricing and pre-orders have begun opening up and you don’t have to wait long either.
Intel Core i9-9900K and company
Let’s get one thing out of the way. According to multiple reports, the CPU is indeed extremely powerful and well worth it for gaming. However, there are some questions surrounding the results of initial benchmarks. Further, Intel also revealed a range of Core i9 X processors but those are more focus on workstation machines and cost an absolute fortune. Therefore, let’s focus on the three 9th Generation mainstream CPUs that will be available on 19 October and their local pricing.
- 8 cores and 16 threads
- 3.6GHz to 5.0GHZ
- 95W TDP
- Local pre-order price (via Evetech) – R10,499
- 8 cores and 8 threads
- 3.6GHz to 4.9GHz
- 95W TDP
- Local pre-order price (via Evetech) – R8,199
- 6 cores and 6 threads
- 3.7GHz to 4.6GHz
- 95W TDP
- Local pre-order price (via Evetech) – R5,999
These new CPUs include a wealth of features, including hardware-level security technology, Quick Sync for streaming and Optane memory. Further, the Intel’s Turbo Boost 2.0 technology allows for up to 5.0GHz for the cores. Lastly, all three these new CPUs are fully unlockable so if you are into overclocking, then they might be just the upgrade you want to get. You can check out the full brief from Intel about their 9th Generation CPUs here.
What do you think about the new Intel CPUs and their local pricing? Let us know in the comment section below.
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