Story image

Intel introduces ‘world’s best gaming processor’

09 Oct 2018

Intel has opened preorders for the 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K, what it is calling ‘the world’s best gaming processor’.

The announcement was made as part of a series of new desktop processor introductions including the first 9th Gen Intel Core processors, new Intel Core X-series processors and the Intel Xeon W-3175X processor.

“Our goal is to deliver leadership performance across all computing segments and product lines,” says Intel client computing group desktop, systems and channel vice president and general manager Anand Srivatsa.

“Today’s announcements underscore our ability to do exactly that, including, hands-down, the world’s best processor for gaming. Whether a gamer, a creator or an expert using the most advanced workstation applications possible, Intel and our partners are focused on delivering balanced platforms with real-world leadership performance and robust capabilities that exceed their needs.”

All three of the latest processors (i5-9600K, i7-9700K and i9-9900K) include up to 8 cores and 16 threads, up to 5.0 GHz single-core turbo frequency, and 16 MB Intel Smart Cache.

The 9th Gen processors include unlocked “K” SKUs at each brand level and up to 40 platform PCIe 3.0 lanes for system expandability for gaming, creating and overclocking.

Improvements in this generation include:

  • Enabling more than 220 FPS on three of the most popular global PC game titles - up to 309 FPS on Rainbow Six: Siege, 224 FPS on Fortnite, 440 FPS on CS:GO, and 221 FPS on PUBG.

  • With Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 delivering up to 5.0 GHz single-core frequency, gamers can enjoy their favourite games with up to 10%  more FPS across popular gaming titles compared with the previous generation.

  • Capture gameplay, transcode and stream while playing. With this type of mega-tasking, gamers can enjoy up to 11% more FPS compared with the previous generation.

  • Video editing improved on Adobe Premiere – Up to 34% faster video editing compared with the previous generation.

  • Overall system performance improved up to 15% better as compared with the previous generation.

  • Overclock these new processors with the Intel Extreme Tuning Utility (Intel XTU), a precision tool for advanced overclocking, and take advantage of the additional thermal headroom with solder thermal interface material (STIM).

Intel is also introducing the new Intel Z390 chipset with integrated USB 3.1 Gen 2 and integrated Intel Wireless-AC with support for Gigabit Wi-Fi speed.

The 9th Gen Intel Core processors are also compatible with all Intel 300 Series chipset motherboards for more consumer options.

Data center colocation market to hit $90b in next five years
As data center services grow in popularity across enterprises large and small, the colocation market is seeing the benefits in market size.
Automation beginning to impact Aussie workforce
18% of those surveyed said automation has already impacted their job ‘significantly’, with their duties changing or their role becoming redundant.
OVH launches public cloud down under
OVH Public Cloud services is expanding to Australia out of two data centres - one in Sydney and one in Singapore.
Acer’s new programme and portal for partners
A simple and manageable programme designed to incentivise, recognise and reward commercial partner achievements.
Interview: Culture and cloud - the battle for cybersecurity
ESET CTO Juraj Malcho talks about the importance of culture in a cybersecurity strategy and the challenges and benefits of a world in the cloud.
In ongoing cloud war, Google to acquire data migration specialist
Google is currently behind AWS and Microsoft in the cloud battle, and it would seem this play is an attempt to claw some ground back.
Ping Identity Platform updated with new CX and IT automation
The new versions improve the user and administrative experience, while also aiming to meet enterprise needs to operate quickly and purposefully.
Venafi and nCipher Security partner on machine identity protection
Cryptographic keys serve as machine identities and are the foundation of enterprise information technology systems.