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Intel introduces ‘world’s best gaming processor’

09 Oct 2018

Intel has opened preorders for the 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K, what it is calling ‘the world’s best gaming processor’.

The announcement was made as part of a series of new desktop processor introductions including the first 9th Gen Intel Core processors, new Intel Core X-series processors and the Intel Xeon W-3175X processor.

“Our goal is to deliver leadership performance across all computing segments and product lines,” says Intel client computing group desktop, systems and channel vice president and general manager Anand Srivatsa.

“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.”

All three of the latest processors (i5-9600K, i7-9700K and i9-9900K) include up to 8 cores and 16 threads, up to 5.0 GHz single-core turbo frequency, and 16 MB Intel Smart Cache.

The 9th Gen processors include unlocked “K” SKUs at each brand level and up to 40 platform PCIe 3.0 lanes for system expandability for gaming, creating and overclocking.

Improvements in this generation include:

  • Enabling more than 220 FPS on three of the most popular global PC game titles - up to 309 FPS on Rainbow Six: Siege, 224 FPS on Fortnite, 440 FPS on CS:GO, and 221 FPS on PUBG.

  • With Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 delivering up to 5.0 GHz single-core frequency, gamers can enjoy their favourite games with up to 10%  more FPS across popular gaming titles compared with the previous generation.

  • Capture gameplay, transcode and stream while playing. With this type of mega-tasking, gamers can enjoy up to 11% more FPS compared with the previous generation.

  • Video editing improved on Adobe Premiere – Up to 34% faster video editing compared with the previous generation.

  • Overall system performance improved up to 15% better as compared with the 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).

Intel is also introducing the new Intel Z390 chipset with integrated USB 3.1 Gen 2 and integrated Intel Wireless-AC with support for Gigabit Wi-Fi speed.

The 9th Gen Intel Core processors are also compatible with all Intel 300 Series chipset motherboards for more consumer options.

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