Intel Core i9-9900K Review & Specs

Intel Core i9-9900K 8 Cores 5.0 GHz LGA1151 95W BX80684I99900K

Intel Core i9-9900K 8 Cores 5.0 GHz LGA1151 95W BX80684I99900K

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8 Cores / 16 Threads
3.60 GHz up to 5.00 GHz / 16 MB Cache
Compatible only with Motherboards based on Intel 300 Series Chipsets
Intel Optane Memory Supported
Intel UHD Graphics 630

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Specs Overview

Model BX80684I99900K
Release Date October 2018

* First availability for purchase, it may not correspond to the actual market launch date.

Series Core i9 9th Gen
Core Name Coffee Lake
Socket LGA1151
Integrated Graphics Intel UHD Graphics 630
CPU Cores 8
CPU Threads 16
CPU Clock Rate 3600MHz
CPU Turbo Clock Rate 5000MHz
CPU Cooler included
Manufacturing Process 14 nm
Maximum Supported Memory 128GB
Cache L3 16MB

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9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K desktop processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 offers powerful performance for gaming, creating and productivity. Thermal solution NOT included in the box.

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The Intel Core i9-9900K is an absolute powerhouse for video rendering and Photoshop at this price. If you're a power-crazy media professional this is the processor to plump for. But for gamers? You can find much better value...

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