At CES 2019, Intel introduced information on its 5G wi-fi technique, Challenge Athena, and new 10nm Ice Lake CPUs, however there’s extra to the story. In what could possibly be a bid to compete with AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 3000 desktop processors, Intel additionally sneaked new Ninth-generation desktop CPUs — with out devoted graphics — into its portfolio for 2019.
In its press materials, Intel initially linked to a database containing one new processor, the Core i5-9400, and promised extra would roll out by way of the second half of the 12 months. As we reported, with six cores, a clock base of two.9 GHz, and a lift of four.1GHz, the processor is for mainstream shoppers and contains UHD Graphics 630 on board. In response to TechRadar, nonetheless, Intel additionally listed an extra 5 new Ninth-generation desktop processors as a part of a brand new “F-series” with out devoted graphics. These particulars weren’t particularly shared in CES materials and had been as an alternative uncovered in Intel’s ARK processor database.
The brand new processors with out devoted graphics embody the Core i3-9350KF, Core i5-9400F, Core i5-9600KF, Core i7-9700KF, and Core i9-9900KF.
Intel’s Core i3 possibility sports activities four cores and four threads clocked between four.0GHz to four.6GHz. In the meantime, the Core i5 i5-9400F ups that and comes clocked in between 2.9 GHz and four.1 GHz, with 6 cores and 6 threads with clock speeds between 2.9GHz to four.1GHz.
Increased up the processor ladder, the Core i5-9600KF comes with 6 cores and 6 threads and clock speeds of three.7GHz to four.1GHz. The Core i7-9700KF, in the meantime, packs eight cores and eight threads and comes clocked at three.6GHz to four.9GHz. Lastly, essentially the most highly effective variant, the Intel Core i9-9900KF, is packing eight cores and 16 threads and is clocked at three.6GHz to five.0GHz.
Contemplating the truth that all of Intel’s choices include built-in graphics on board, this might be a brand new course. With Intel claiming the beforehand introduced Ninth-generation Core i9-9900Ok because the “world’s finest gaming processor,” these new choices could possibly be geared toward holding prices down for shoppers purchasing for new processors for gaming PCs already geared up with Nvidia or different graphics playing cards. Intel hinted at that in its press materials, mentioning that the brand new choices “broaden the choices to satisfy a broad vary of shopper wants, from informal customers to professionals to avid gamers and severe content material creators.”