They are however still on the 14nm architecture, so there is a real sense that the industry is holding its breath in anticipation of Intel launching their 10nm Cannon lake series at some point next year. Intel also showed off motherboards from Asus, Gigabyte, MSI and ASRock based on a new desktop platform controller, the Z390, to go along with the 9 Gen Core processors.
Core i7-9700K: 8C/8T, 3.6/4.9GHz base/boost, 95W TDP. I also observed a real-world photogrammetry demonstration with a Core i9-9900X, which managed to stitch together roughly 1,000 photos of a gallery in Smithsonian's American Art Museum into a virtual reality exhibition using the Reality Capture app in a bit less than one hour.
Stepping down the ladder, we find the Core i7-9700K. Dropping Hyper-Threading could be a nod towards improving security on its processors related to Spectre and Meltdown, or it could have been an adjustment to improve product segmentation to create a larger gap between the Core i7 and Core i9 families.
This gives the Core i9-9900K an all-core boost of 4.7GHz, which should give that chip a nice nudge over all previous CPUs in the family. It has 8 cores, 16 threads and the base frequency is 3.6GHz which can be boosted up to 5.0GHz. The Core i5 versions are six-core designs while the i7 and i9 jump to eight cores. We've already taken a look at the specs for the new Core i9-9900K, Core i7-9700K and Core i5-9600K. Switching to solder should make the delicate process of delidding less appealing on these new chips.
All of the processors support dual-channel DDR4-2666 memory and features an Intel GT2 integrated GPU. "Intel said that the 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K processor achieved up to 309 frames per second (FPS) on Rainbow Six: Siege; up to 224 FPS on Fortnite; up to 440 FPS on Counter-Strike: Global Offensive; and up to 221 FPS on PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds", wrote VentureBeat.