The Intel i9-9900K is the new flagship CPU from Intel that will come out at the beginning of next year. This CPU will use one socket while being compatible with mainstream motherboards, and it should be available for cheaper than most CPUs on the market right now.
Here, we have an example of an Intel i9-9900K benchmark showing it received 281.22 GOP’s which is higher than the AMD Ryzen 2700X at 239.16 GOP’s. Interestingly enough – the AMD Ryzen 2700X CPU has 8 cores and 16 threads yet only manage to get lower than the Intel i9-9900K’s single thread performance here because it falls slightly behind when dealing with high calculations per second workloads as opposed to only one core doing intensive work (i9) vs many (Ryzen).
The performance in actual real-time applications may differ from this synthetic benchmark. Reportedly, the Intel i9-9900K will be able to hit 5GHz on two cores; however, if you want to know how many cores are running at what speed out of the box then it is 4.7GHz for all 8cores.
This isn’t the only processor from this new series that will come with eight cores and sixteen threads. There’s also the Core i7-9700K, which has eight cores and sixteen threads but runs at a slightly slower speed than its top counterpart.
Though we don’t yet know the price or release date for this new series of CPUs, it is highly likely that they’ll be available within the next few weeks. It has been stated that these units will be soldered-in products; though nothing else specific has been revealed about them just yet. Be sure to keep up with us on social media for all the latest updates!
It is fascinating to see what kind of pricing models Intel will adopt for their upcoming processors. Competing with AMD’s 8-core CPUs has been no easy task, but we hope it proves fruitful in the end. Stay tuned for updates regarding this issue – we’ll keep you posted every step of the way!