30 January 2019
The new chips join company's three existing 'flagship' 9th-generation desktop chips which were launched in October last year – the Core i5-9600K, i7-9700K and i9-9900K.
The processors range from the low-end Core i3 through to the Core i9 for users. The company stated that the 14nm Core i5-9400 chip will be available at the end of the month. Bryant added that the company would also be launching a new series of ninth-generation mobile processors in Q2, 2019.
Though Intel has not revealed the details about the 9th Generation core processors, some information has been revealed via Intel’s ARK product database.
- Intel Core i3-9350KF: 4-cores, 4-threads, no integrated graphics, clocked at 4.0GHz to 4.6GHz
- Intel Core i5-9400: 6-cores, 6-threads, Intel UHD Graphics 630, clocked at 2.9GHz to 4.1GHz
- Intel Core i5-9400F: 6-cores, 6-threads, no integrated graphics, clocked at 2.9GHz to 4.1GHz
- Intel Core i5-9600KF: 6-cores, 6-threads, no integrated graphics, clocked at 3.7GHz to 4.1GHz
- Intel Core i7-9700KF: 8-cores, 8-threads, no integrated graphics, clocked at 3.6GHz to 4.9GHz
- Intel Core i9-9900KF: 8-cores, 16-threads, no integrated graphics, clocked at 3.6GHz to 5.0GHz
Intel didn't mention the new F-series at its press conference. The pricing has not been revealed but if they come at a reduced price, they will take aim at tackling AMD's Ryzen family of processors. Intel’s mid-range and higher-end PCs still coming equipped with a dedicated graphics card.
Intel says the new chips will be available starting this month, and it will be launching more processors—including additional H-series chips for laptops in Q2 of this year.