The Intel Core i9-9900K Up Close, Performance, Price + Availability
The Intel Core i9-9900K Up Close!
This new processor has a base clock speed of 3.6 GHz, with a Turbo Boost speed of up to 5.0 GHz.. It is an enthusiast-grade desktop processor, which means it is multiplier-unlocked for easier overclocking.
The Intel Core i9-9900K (US | UK) still uses the LGA 1151 socket, but is only compatible with the Intel 300-series chipsets. The new Intel Z390 chipset was released together with it, offering native USB 3.1 Gen 2 ports, support for SDXC, and integrated 802.11ac connectivity.
Intel Core i9-9900K Performance
We did not have any time to test the Intel Core i9-9900K (US | UK) but Intel shared with us some performance numbers, running on the GIGABYTE Z390 AORUS PRO WiFi motherboard, and using the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card :
|POV-Ray Single-Threaded||612 PPS|
|POV-Ray Multiple-Threaded||5,554 PPS|
|WebXPRT 3 Score||284|
|3DMark FireStrike – Overall||24,142|
|3DMark FireStrike – Graphics||28,177|
|3DMark FireStrike – Physics||24,854|
|3DMark FireStrike – Combined||11,405|
9th Generation Intel Core Processor Price + Availability
The 9th Generation Intel Core processors are available with immediate effect at these recommended consumer prices :
- Intel Core i9-9900K : US$ 488
- Intel Core i7-9700K : US$ 374
- Intel Core i5-9600K : US$ 262
Here are some direct purchase links, with prices accurate as of 23 October 2018.
- Intel Core i9-9900K : US$ 579.99 (US) | £920.13 (UK)
- Intel Core i7-9700K : US$ 409.99 (US ) | £510.54 (UK)
- Intel Core i5-9600K : US$ 279.99 (US) | £527.09 (UK)
Don’t forget to also read our other Intel and AMD articles :
- Intel Core i7-8086K Preview – The 8800K Nostalgia Edition
- The Intel Core i7-8700K Hexa-Core Processor Review
- The 8th Gen Intel Core Desktop Processor Tech Report
- The 11 New ASUS Z370 Motherboards Revealed!
- Thank The Ryzen Effect For Better Intel Processors!
- The AMD Ryzen 7 1800X Octa-Core Processor Review
- The AMD Ryzen 5 1500X Quad-Core Processor Review
- The AMD Ryzen 3 1300X Quad-Core Processor Review
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