The new wave of Core X processors support Turbo Boost Max, whereby the fastest cores are identified in manufacturing so that lighter-threaded workloads can be passed onto them where they can run at higher speeds (up to 4.5GHz). The 9th generation CPUs will be available on October 19.
The Core i9-9900K and Core i7-9700K are Intel's first mainstream 8-core processors.
After months of leaks, Intel is finally taking the lid off its 9th Generation CPU family.
Intel also learned from some of its earlier mistakes and has made a decision to use soldered thermal interface material (STIM) on these three 9th generation Core CPUs, which should provide increased thermal conductivity between the CPU and the IHS, provide better heat dissipation, and make the de-lidding unnecessary.
Intel announced details of their new products today, which features the 9 generation ii9, i7 and i5 processors. And all the chips in question have soldered TIMs, including the Core i5-9600K, which should give overclockers a slightly larger chance at hitting frequency targets.
Core i7-9800X: 8C/16T, 3.8/4.4GHz base/boost, 165W TDP, $589 MSRP. The Core i9-9900K has eight cores and 16 threads, clocked at 3.6GHZ and up to 5GHz with a 16MB cache and 95W TDP. The biggest changes coming with the Z390 chipset will be the new integrated USB 3.1 Gen 2 controller that support up to 6 Gen 2 ports and 10 Gen 1 ports, Intel's newest AC Wifi controller, and a new Intel sound solution. The new CPUs are backward-compatible with the Z370 chipset as well, so you won't need to worry about being locked out of this upgrade if you have an older motherboard.
Most of the mid-range and high-end Z390 motherboards will have improved VRMs and power delivery to help facilitate overclocking of the new CPUs. Thermal solution NOT included in the box. The Basin Falls Refresh is expected to launch around October-November. He understands that breakfast food is the only true food.