The pricing for the upcoming Intel i9-9900K / i7-9700K CPUs has been spotted and while the Intel i9-9900K is going to cost $479.99 the little brother Intel i7-9700K is going to cost $369.99. Both CPUs come with 8 cores out of the both and each has an unlocked multiplier which means that you can overclock the processors.
While the Intel i9-9900K comes with 8 cores and 16 threads the i7-9700K CPU comes with 8 cores and 8 threads, at least that is what we have heard of. According to recent information, the top of the line Intel i9-9900K will come with Hyper Threading while the i7-9700K will not come with this feature. This might be a bummer for some but that seems to be the case.
The processors seem to be available for pre-order and have already been sold out which is interesting keeping in mind that we have yet to get an announcement from Intel regarding when these CPUs are going to be released.
The word on the internet would have you believe that the top of the line Intel SKUs are going to be announced next month and that the others will be released soon after. If that is the case then you can expect to see these on the shelves in the upcoming few weeks or so.
This is the first time that an i9 CPU has been introduced in the mainstream and it will be interesting to see what the owners of the previous i9 series have to say about this. If you are interested in getting the Intel i9-9900K then know that you will need a new Z390 series motherboard in order to overclock it properly.
Talking about overclocking, the CPU is going to be able to boost to 5 GHz, which is very impressive but you should know that is restricted to 2 cores and not all 8. On all cores, the CPU will be able to run at 4.7 GHz. You might be able to overclock the CPU to 5 GHz on all cores but that is something that we will have to see once the Intel i9-9900K has been released and we are able to see what kind of overclocking headroom is available.
Let us know what you think about the Intel i9-9900K and whether or not you are interested in buying one of these CPUs when they come out.