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9th Gen Intel Core set to make gaming even better

30th October 2018


The wait is over ­- the 9th Generation of Intel® Core™ desktop processors have been released.
Intel is still the king of desktop processors, and this new generation gives users the best ever experience when gaming, recording or streaming.

It's the first mainstream Intel chip to boast 8-cores and 16 threads. In terms of cache, the chip will feature 16MB of L3 and will come with an Intel UHD 620 graphics chip.

Without question, the new processors are the most powerful generation to date and have already been in high demand with serious gamers since being released earlier this month.

As per usual, Intel's 9th Gen of desktop CPUs will include Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 variants. The overclockable i5, i7 and i9 will be out next week, while the rest of the 9th Gen processors, including the i3, will be released on a date yet to be announced.

The key difference this time is that there will also be a new 8-core Core i9 category available as well. This means it will be the first time these previously workstation-grade CPUs are being aimed at regular PC users.

The flagship Intel® Core™ i9-9900K boasts a maximum speed of up to 5.0GHz!

It supports up to 64GB of Dual Channel DDR4 2666MHz Memory and can be paired with Intel® Z390 chipsets for the most advanced features. It's also compatible with all Intel® 300 series chipset motherboards.

It's all very interesting - but why is it important to gamers? Enthusiastic gamers want fantastic in-game performance while streaming and recording, and these processors ensure a seamless experience.

In terms of artificial intelligence, these Unlocked 9th Gen Intel® Core™ processors have the power to drive the AI engines of modern AAA games. In a nutshell, this means the performance is there to generate entire armies of non-playable characters (NPCs) which are incredibly responsive during gameplay. This makes the game more immersive and realistic.

When computer-generated bodies are damaged or thrown around, they react almost like a ragdoll by naturally flopping, rolling and bouncing onscreen. These new processors are powerful enough for the sophisticated physics processing required for these realistic effects.

These are just two examples of how these revamped chips will change gaming. Expect other games to harness this new power to make their gameplay even more absorbing.