Intel® Core™ Processor Family

Computers with the new 9th Generation Intel® Core™ desktop processors are packed with performance for mainstream and competitive gamers. With up to 8 cores, 16 threads, 5.0 GHz, and 16 MB cache the 9th Generation Intel® Core™ desktop processors are built for gaming. Overall system performance is boosted up to 15%1 vs. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and you can Game + Stream + Record with up to 40%2 more FPS on Total War: WARHAMMER II vs. a 3 yr. old PC.

9th Gen Intel® Core™ S-series family brief ›

All Processors

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Mobile

Intel® Core™ X-Series Processors

  • High-performance desktops
  • First 18-core processor 
  • Extreme gaming, mega-tasking, and high-end content creation

Intel® Core™ i9 Processors

  • First 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 desktop processor with up to 8 cores and 16 threads
  • High performance desktop processors built to game, stream, and record
  • Integrated USB 3.1 Gen 2 and integrated Intel® Wireless-AC

Intel® Core™ i7 Processors

  • Next-generation desktops, laptops, and 2-in-1 PCs
  • High-end gaming, multitasking, and content creation
  • High speed and peak performance

Intel® Core™ i5 Processors

  • Home and business PCs
  • 4K graphics for video and gaming
  • Fast startup and speed on demand

Intel® Core™ i3 Processors

  • PCs for everyday tasks
  • Quick charge and long battery life
  • Built-in mobility

 

Processors with Intel® vPro™ Technology

  • For the modern workplace
  • Hardware-enhanced security and manageability
  • High performance

8th Gen Intel® Core™ m3 Processors

  • High-performance mobile devices
  • Fast response and long battery life
  • Built-in security

Intel® Core™ Processors

Work, play, and create as quickly and seamlessly as your heart desires.

2X

8th Gen Intel® Core™ processors deliver 2X3 4 faster performance empowering people to focus, create, and connect like never before.

12X

Intel is raising the bar on connectivity. Access content 12X4 5 faster with Gigabit WiFi.

10.5X

Edit your 4K 360 videos 6.54 3 faster. Editing that used to take about 6 minutes can now be done just under a minute.

Features and Performance

Make Your Computer an Entertainment Center

Get an amazing entertainment hub—stream 4K UHD videos, power virtual reality, and play the most demanding games. With 4x more pixels on screen than traditional HD, you can enjoy sharp, lifelike visuals, complex shading, and fast frame rates—all with virtually no stuttering, buffering, or lags. And be ready for revolutionary immersive experiences yet to come.

Get Unprecedented Power and Responsiveness

Now everyday computer tasks can happen faster. Edit photos and videos seamlessly. Move between programs and windows quickly. Multitask easily. Better still, all that performance comes with up to 10 hours of battery life4 3, so you can take your computer wherever you go without worrying about cords and plug points.

Intel Gigabit WiFi

At 12x the speed of a 1x1 802.11 b/g/n typically found in 5 year old PCs, our latest Intel® Wireless-AC 2X2 with 160MHz channels delivers Gigabit WiFi speeds. Experience smoother gaming and 4K UHD video streaming, faster file transfers and backups, and two antennas for reliable connections throughout your home.

Multiple Voice Services

Simplify your life with more natural interactions with multiple voice services that help you search the web, control the lights and temperature in your home, play music and even shopping with the sound of voice whether at home or on the go.

Related Technologies

Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology

Remove the burden of multiple cables and get one compact port that does it all - power your PC, transfer data, and connect with dual 4K UHD displays.

Learn about Thunderbolt™ 3 technology

Embedded Multi-Die Interconnect Bridge

Embedded Multi-die Interconnect Bridge (EMIB) acts as an intelligent information bridge between the discrete graphics chip and high bandwidth memory, allowing those components to be bundled closely together in the same package. This creates space savings, which enables innovative thin and light devices that still deliver the performance to power your most demanding content creation, gaming and VR experiences.

Learn about EMIB

Intel® Online Connect

With Intel® Online Connect, security is built-in 7th Generation Intel® Core™ processors and above, which adds a layer of protection to make browsing and online payments safe7 and simple.

Explore Intel® Online Connect

Intel® Optane™ Technology

Eliminating bottlenecks requires better storage memory that is fast, inexpensive, and non-volatile. With Intel® Optane™ technology, you can unleash the power of your processor instead of it working at a fraction of it.

Unleash the power of your processor

Intel® Graphics Technology

Immerse yourself in vivid entertainment with the brilliance of Intel® Graphics Technology.

Discover Intel® Graphics Technology

Windows* 10 Runs Great on Intel® Core™ Processors

It’s a new day for computer users. Enjoy new ways to use—and interact with—your computer. Get higher performance, an enhanced user experience, and superior entertainment.

Learn more

Shop Systems

Shop for 2 in 1s, All-in-Ones, laptops, and desktops powered by the latest Intel® Core™ processors.

2 in 1s

2 in 1s are thin, light, and stylish, and offer the versatility you need to easily switch from laptop to tablet and even tent and presentation modes.

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All-in-Ones

An All-in-One with an Intel® Pentium® processor infuses the capabilities of a complete desktop system into one stylish, versatile, and very powerful device.

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Laptops

Flexibility and fun for work or play. Get exceptional performance and a range of options in screen size, style, and budget to suit all your portable computing needs.

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Desktops

Get PC-class performance at an affordable price point. Available in various sizes and packages, desktops with Intel® processors offer impressive media and graphic experiences to meet everyday computing requirements.

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Product and Performance Information

1

Performance results are based on testing as of October 2, 2018 and may not reflect all publicly available security updates. See configuration disclosure for details. No product can be absolutely secure.

As Measured by SYSmark* 2014 SE Overall on 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9900K processor vs. 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-8700K processor. SYSmark* 2014 SE (Second Edition) is a benchmark from the BAPCo* consortium that measures the performance of Windows* platforms. SYSmark tests the usage scenarios: Office Productivity, Media Creation, Responsiveness and Data/Financial Analysis. SYSmark contains real applications from Independent Software Vendors such as Microsoft* and Adobe*. Reported metrics: SYSmark 2014 SE Rating and a rating for each scenario result (higher is better for all). Scaling efficiencies: CPU dominant, sensitive to frequency, core count and memory. QSV enabled.

System configuration: Intel® Core™ i9-9900K processor, PL1=95W TDP, 8C16T, Turbo up to 5.0GHz, Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z390, Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1080Ti, Memory: 4x4GB DDR4, Storage: 512GB Intel® SSD NVMe* 760p, OS: Windows* 10 RS4 Build 1803, BIOS Version T0d with MCU 0x96.

2

As Measured by Mega-Tasking Gaming Scenario on Total War: WARHAMMER II with 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9-9900K processor vs. 6th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-6700K processor. Mega-tasking Scenario on Total War: WARHAMMER II - FPS while playing, streaming, recording via OBS and Twitch.

System configuration: Intel® Core™ i7-6700K processor, PL1=95W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 4.2GHz, Motherboard: ASUS Z170MPLUS, Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1080Ti, Memory: 4x4GB DDR4, Storage: 512GB Intel® SSD NVMe* 760p, OS: Windows* 10 RS4 Build 1803, BIOS Version 3805 with MCU 0xC2.

3

As measured by SYSmark* 2014 SE (Second Edition) Overall : Intel® Core™ i5-8265U processor, PL1= 15W TDP, 4C8T, Turbo up to 3.9GHz, Graphics: Intel® UHD Graphics 620, Memory: 2x8GB DDR4-2400, Storage: Intel® 760p SSD, OS: Microsoft Windows* 10 RS4 Build 17134.112, BIOS: X150.B00.1807031951, MCU: 0x98. Intel® Core™ i5-4200U processor, PL1=15W TDP, 2C4T, Turbo up to 2.6GHz, Graphics: HD 4000, Memory: 4GB DDR3, Storage: 512GB 545S SSD, OS: Microsoft Windows* 10 Pro Build 10.0.17134.48, BIOS: HSWLPTU1.86C.0139.R01.1801190506,MCU: 0x23 WEBXPRT* 3 Up to 1.8X better web performance with an 8th Gen Intel® Core™ i5-8265U processor vs. 5YO.

4

Benchmark results were obtained prior to implementation of recent software patches and firmware updates intended to address exploits referred to as "Spectre" and "Meltdown". Implementation of these updates may make these results inapplicable to your device or system. 

Software and workloads used in performance tests may have been optimized for performance only on Intel® microprocessors. Performance tests, such as SYSmark* and MobileMark*, are measured using specific computer systems, components, software, operations, and functions. Any change to any of those factors may cause the results to vary. You should consult other information and performance tests to assist you in fully evaluating your contemplated purchases, including the performance of that product when combined with other products. For more complete information visit http://www.intel.com/benchmarks.

5

As measured by over the air TCP throughput on an Intel® Reference Platform with Intel® Core™ i7-8565U processor and Intel® Wireless-AC 9560 module (with 2x2 160MHz channels) vs. an OEM Intel® Core™ i5-4200U processor with 1x1 BGN (150Mbps), placed within range of 3 meters from the access point with enabling Gigabit WiFi technologies.