Intel Core i9-9900K (8 core / 16 thread)
Intel Core i7-9700K (8 core / 8 thread)
Intel Core i5-9600K (6 core / 6 thread)
Competition is good. With AMD leading the multi core race, Intel is now striking back with their new generation processors slated for October launch.
Top of the range is the with 8 cores 16 threads Core i9-9990K. This chip will feature 16 MB of L3 and will come with an Intel UHD 620 graphics chip.
This processor will have a base clock of 3.6 GHz and can run up to 5GHz in single or dual core operation,The clock speeds for 4 core boost is rated at 4.8 GHz while 6/8 core boost is rated at 4.7 GHz. So far, AMD Ryzen 7 2700x highest is probably around 4.2 to 4.3 GHz on air.
The core i7-9700K is 8 core 8 threads processor that can run 4.6GHz across all cores
Intel Core i7-9700K, Intel’s First 8 Core, Core i7 Mainstream Desktop CPU With Up To 4.6 GHz Clocks Across All Cores
The chip will have 12 MB of L3 cache.
In terms of clock speeds, the chip has a base clock of 3.6 GHz and boosts up to 4.9 GHz in single, 4.8 GHz in dual-core, 4.7 GHz in four core and 4.6 GHz in 6/8 core operations. The TDP for this part is maintained at the same 95W.
Intel Core i5-9600K, 6 Cores, and 6 Threads processor with 9 MB of L3 cache. This makes it very similar to the Core i5-8600K. The difference is that it features higher clock speeds of 3.7 GHz base, 4.6 GHz boost (1 core), 4.5 GHz (2 core), 4.4 GHz (4 core) and 4.3 GHz (6 core). All of this is done at the same TDP of 95W.
Together with the new processors launch, Intel will also launch a new chipset Z390.
Will the performance be able to match or exceed that of Ryzen 7 2700X ? It remains to be seen. One thing for sure, the intel core can run at higher clock speed on air.