One of the major features of the Intel 9th Gen CPUs is that this is the first time that the Intel Core i9 chips have been added into the mainstream. Other than that consumers are getting 8 cores out of the box. Now we have learned that the Intel 9th Gen CPUs support 128 GB of DDR4 RAM in total.
This is a big feature. In the past, the CPUs supported a maximum of 64 GB RAM but now that number has doubled. For some reason, if 64 GB RAM was not enough then you can opt to add more RAM. Intel confirmed this in a recent statement and the following is what Intel had to say regarding the matter:
The new 9th Gen Intel Core processors memory controller is capable of supporting DDR4 16Gb die density DIMMs which will allow the processors to support a total system memory capacity of up to 128GB when populating both motherboard memory channels with 2 DIMMs per Channel (2DPC) using these DIMMs. As DDR4 16Gb die density DIMMs have only recently become available, we are now validating them, targeting an update in a few months’ time.
There was a huge controversy regarding the Intel 9900K benchmarks that were posted in a document by Principled Technologies. Publications caught on to what was going on. Principled Technologies later did some tests and we learned that the Intel 9900K does not have that much of a lead as compared to the previous benchmarks.
While Intel 9th Gen CPUs are new and they offer 8 cores and what not, they are priced pretty high. That is an issue keeping in mind that AMD introduced 8 cores a year back and now that the Intel 9th Gen CPUs are here, the prices have been slashed. That makes AMD Ryzen CPUs even better value for money.
Let us know what you think about Intel 9th Gen CPUs and whether or not you are interested in getting one of these chips.