The Intel Core i9-9900K is the top of the line CPU that Intel has to offer in the upcoming 9th generation of CPUs and it is the first time that Intel is going to release a Core i9 CPU for the mainstream. Compatibility with the mainstream Z390 chipset means that setting up this chip will much cheaper as compared to the extreme series CPUs as well as the previously released Core i9 chips.
The pricing for the upcoming 9th generation CPUs has been leaked by a retailer in Singapore and it seems that the Intel Core i9-9900K will cost around $483. The retailer also mentions that the Z390 chipset is coming soon so you should expect Z390 motherboards to accompany the upcoming Intel Core i9-9900K. The complete pricing of the upcoming CPUs is as follows:
- Intel Core i9-9900K (8C/16T) -$666 SD/$483 US
- Intel Core i7-9700K (8C/8T) – $518 SD/$376 US
- Intel Core i5-9600K (6C/6T) – $370 SD/$268 US
- Intel Core i3-9350K (4C/4T) – $252 SD/$183 US
The leaked image that gave us this information regarding the upcoming Intel Core i9-9900K, other CPUs in the series, as well as the upcoming Z390 chipset, can be seen below:
According to the leak, these are the upcoming overclockable CPUs but we will also be getting the locked CPUs as well. While there is no information regarding the pricing of these chips we do know that the different SKUs are as follows:
- Intel Core i5-9600
- Intel Core i5-9500
- Intel Core i5-9400
- Intel Core i3-9100
- Intel Core i3-9000
While the configuration has not been confirmed in the leak. You can expect the locked i5 models to come with 6 cores and the i3 SKUs to come with 4 cores if not more. That is what we got the last generation and it is more than likely that we will be getting the same in the 9th generation of Intel CPUs as well.
The Intel Core i3-9000 seems to be an odd one out here and could have 2 cores but that is the same spec as the Intel Pentium Gold so we will have to wait and see. We will keep you updated regarding the matter so stay tuned for more news and information.
Let us know what you think about the Intel Core i9-9900K and whether or not you are interested in getting one of the CPUs that are going to be coming out in the upcoming Intel 9th generation.