The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2019 in Las Vegas, United States, was used by Intel to announce a variety of things, such as the 5G strategy and the 10nm Ice Lake CPU. In addition, the chip manufacturer also added six new processor models from the 9th generation Core family, including the Core i9, Core i7, Core i5, and Core i3 series, all of which are listed on the Intel website. At the top there are Core i9-9900KF (8 cores, 16 threads) with base clock 3.6 GHz and turbo speed up to 5 GHz, followed by Core i7-9700KF (8 cores, 8 threads) with base clock 3.6 GHz and turbo up to 4.9 GHz.
Then, there are three Core i5 processor models, namely:
- Core i5-9600KF (6 cores, 6 threads, base clock 3.7 GHz, turbo 4.6 GHz),
- Core i5-9400 (6 cores, 6 threads, base clock 2 , 9 GHz, 4.1 GHz turbo), and
- Core i5-9400F (6 cores, 6 threads, base clock 2.9 GHz, turbo 4.1 GHz).
lastly, there is a Core i3-9350KF with 4 cores and 4 threads, 4 GHz base clock, and turbo up to 4.6 GHz, and Core i3-8100F with 4 cores and 4 threads, and base clock 3.6 GHz without turbo.
Of the six new processor models, only one has an integrated graphics processor (GPU), the Core i5-9400 with UHD 630 GPU. The suffix “K” in the processor name means the model is designed to be overlocked with an unlocked multiplier or speed multiplier. The suffix “F” indicates that the processor does not have an integrated GPU, as summarized by TrialComp from Tom’s Hardware, Thursday (10/01/2019).
Unfortunately, except for the Core i5-9400F which is said to be priced at 182$, the prices of the five other models have not been revealed. The six new processors from the ninth generation Core family are scheduled to be available in the first quarter of 2019, but Intel has not yet announced the exact date.