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9th Gen Intel® Core™ Desktop Processors Family

The Most Powerful Generation of Intel® Core™ Processors

Introducing the NEW 9th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors family - the most powerful generation of Intel® Core™ desktop processors family. Whether your customer is a gamer looking for a fantastic in-game experience with the performance headroom for smooth live streaming and seamless highlights recording or a creator that is ready to do more creating and sharing, less time waiting, this new generation of processors is ready to take them to that new level.

A New Level of Performance

At the top of the stack is our mainstream flagship, the new i9-9900K - the first Intel® Core™ i9 desktop processor for mainstream users. Best in class, the i9-9900K with 16MB of cache1 and Intel® Turbo Boost 2.0 Technology cranks maximum turbo frequency up to blazing 5.0 GHz. Throw in high performing 16-way multitasking support powered by 8 cores with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology) to conquer the most demanding workloads. Want to reach for even greater levels of performance? — Overclock confidently with new and enhanced features like Solder Thermal Interface Material (STIM) and improved overclocking customizations to tweak the processor performance to its unleashed potential.2

The new 9th Generation of Intel® Core™ desktop processor delivers: 

  • A range of processors including the first performance Intel® Core™ i9 mainstream desktop processor
  • Data acceleration when paired with Intel® Optane™ memory to retrieve that data you use the most for fast system responsiveness1
  • DDR4 RAM memory technology support, which allows systems to have up to 64 GB of memory and up to 2666 MT/s memory transfer speeds
  • Intel® Z390 chipset support which includes unprecedented connectivity to all of your devices with integrated USB 3.1 Gen 2, Intel® Wireless-AC and support for Gigabit Wi-Fi speed
  • Compatible with Intel® 300 series chipset

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Features at a Glance

Features1

Benefits

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0

Dynamically increases the processor’s frequency, as needed, by taking advantage of thermal and power headroom when operating below specified limits.

Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology

Delivers two processing threads per physical core. Highly threaded applications can get more work done in parallel, completing tasks sooner.

Intel® Smart Cache

Dynamically allocates shared cache to each processor core, based on workload, reducing latency and improving performance.

Integrated Memory Controller

Offers stunning memory read/write performance through efficient prefetching algorithms, lower latency, and higher memory bandwidth.

Intel® UHD Graphics

Play 4K UHD videos with exceptional clarity, view and edit even the smallest details of photos, and play today’s modern games.

 

Intel ® Quick Sync Video

Delivers excellent video conferencing capability, fast video conversion, online sharing, and fast video editing and authoring.

Processor Core/Memory/Graphics Overclocking2

When unlocked processors are paired with select chipset SKUs, processor core, graphics, and memory can be set to run at frequencies above the specification frequency of the processor resulting in higher performance.2

PCI Express* 3.0 Interface

Offers up to 8 GT/s for fast access to peripheral devices with up to 16 lanes.3 The lanes can be configured as 1x16, 2x8, or 1x8 and 2x4 depending on motherboard designs.

Intel® Optane™ Memory Support

Smart memory technology that accelerates computers’ responsiveness. It accesses your computer’s frequently used documents, pictures, videos and applications quickly and remembers them after you power off — enabling you to create, game, and produce with less waiting.

Intel® Power Optimizer and Processor C-States

 

Intel® Power Optimizer increases periods of silicon sleep state across the platform ingredients, including the processor, chipset, and third-party system components, to reduce power. Processor C-states (C8-C10) provide low idle power.

Intel® Virtualization Technology

 

Allows one hardware platform to function as multiple “virtual” platforms. Offers improved manageability by limiting downtime and maintaining productivity by isolating computing activities into separate partitions.

VMCS Shadowing

 

VMCS shadowing allows a Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) running in a guest (nested virtualization) to access a shadow VMCS memory area using the normal VMRead/VMWrite instructions. This technology reduces overhead for a more natural and responsive user experience. It also allows users to take control of their personal and professional data and apps while being protected by game-changing security.

Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)

 

A set of instructions that can be used to accelerate a variety of encryption apps, including whole disk encryption, file storage encryption, conditional access of 4K UHD content, Internet security, and VoIP. Consumers benefit from internet and email content protection, plus fast, responsive disk encryption.

Intel® Transactional Synchronization Extensions (Intel® TSX)

A set of instructions focused on enterprise-level multithreaded performance scaling, making parallel operations more efficient via improved control of software threads and locks. This offers performance benefits for enterprise-level big data analytics/business intelligence and visualization apps, which involve multi-user collaboration.

Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 2 (Intel® AVX2)4

 

A set of 256-bit instructions to deliver enhanced performance on floating point- and integer-intensive apps. Includes instructions for FMA (Fused Multiply Add) which can deliver better performance on media and floating point computations, including face recognition, professional imaging, high-performance computing, consumer video and imaging, compression, and encryption.

Intel® Software Guard Extensions (Intel® SGX)

A collection of instructions, APIs, libraries, and tools to help protect select code and data from disclosure or modification through the use of enclaves, which are protected areas of execution in memory.

Intel® BIOS Guard

An augmentation of existing chipset-based BIOS flash protection capabilities targeted to address the increasing malware threat to BIOS flash storage. It helps protect the BIOS flash from modification without platform manufacturer authorization, helps defend the platform against low-level DOS (denial of service) attacks, and helps restore BIOS to a known good state after an attack.

Intel® Boot Guard

 

Hardware-based boot integrity protection that helps prevent unauthorized software and malware takeover of boot blocks critical to a system’s function, thus providing added level of platform security based on hardware. Configurable boot types include:

Measured Boot – measures the initial boot block into the platform storage device such as a trusted platform module (TPM) or Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT).

Verified Boot – cryptographically verifies the platform initial boot block using the boot policy key.

Intel® OS Guard

 

A hardware-based security feature that protects the OS (operating system) kernel. OS Guard helps prevent use of malicious data or attack code located in areas of memory marked as user mode pages from taking over or compromising the OS kernel. OS Guard is not application-specific and protects the kernel from any application.

Intel® Identity Protection Technology

 

Protect your one-time-password (OTP) credentials and public key infrastructure (PKI) certificates and add a layer of encrypted, second factor authentication for online transactions.

Intel® Secure Key

Security hardware-based random number generator that can be used for generating high-quality keys for cryptographic (encryption and decryption) protocols. Provides quality entropy that is highly sought after in the cryptography world for added security.

Intel® Core™ X-Series Processors Family

Power Your Creativity with the Intel® Core™ X-Series Processor Family

The Ultimate Creator PC Platform

Made to create, the latest Intel® Core™ X-series processor family is powered by up to 18 cores and 36 threads to address the simultaneous, compute-intensive demands of creators. All SKUs enable system configuration flexibility for specific creator usages with access to 44 PCIe lanes, quad channel memory, plus support for Thunderbolt™ technology and high-speed storage like Intel® Optane SSDs. Finally, these new processors are fully unlocked5 and feature solder thermal interface material (STIM) for extreme overclocking.2 Get the power and convenience of a full studio in your PC, helping accelerate your creative work flow from beginning to end.

Intel® Core™ X-Series Processor Family

The X-series processor family is designed to scale to your performance needs by delivering options ranging from 8 to 18 cores for extreme performance, the latest technological advancements from Intel and headroom for the future. This platform comes with Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, which optimizes lightly-threaded performance by identifying your processor's fastest two cores and directing your most critical workloads to them.1 It also comes ready to install Intel® Optane™ memory and Intel® Optane™ SSDs for amazing system responsiveness. Support for immersive 4K visuals, four channel DDR4 2666 memory, Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512), Thunderbolt™ 3 delivering a 40Gb/s bi-directional port for almost any peripheral you want to connect and up to 8 SATA ports for a RAID storage array makes this the ultimate desktop platform.

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Intel® Core™ X-Series Processors Features at a Glance

 

Benefits

Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0

With Intel® Turbo Boost Max Technology 3.0, lightly-threaded performance is optimized by identifying the processor's fastest cores and directing the most critical workloads to them. The driver provided along with the feature allows end users to direct workloads to the fastest core by setting priority to preferred applications.1

Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.01 6

Dynamically increases the processor’s frequency, as needed, by taking advantage of thermal and power headroom when operating below specified limits.

Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ( Intel® HT Technology)1

Delivers two processing threads per physical core. Highly threaded applications can get more work done in parallel, completing tasks sooner.

Integrated Memory Controller

Supports up to 4 channels of DDR4-2666 memory with1 DIMM per channel. Support for the Intel® Extreme Memory Profile (Intel® XMP) specification, revision 2.0 for DDR4.

Intel® Optane™ Memory

Provides fast app response times for system acceleration and responsiveness.

Intel® Smart Cache

Up to 24.75MB of shared cached allows fast access to your data by enabling dynamic and efficient allocation of the cache to match the needs of each core significantly reducing latency to frequently used data and improving performance.

Overclocking Enabled2 5

Fully unlocked core multipliers, power, base clock and DDR4 memory ratios for amazing flexibility with overclocking.

Chipset/Motherboard Compatibility

Supported by the Intel® X299 chipset.

Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)1

A fast AES engine for a variety of encryption apps, including whole disk encryption, file storage encryption, conditional access of HD content, internet security, and VOIP. Consumers benefit from enabled security features that help protect internet and email content, plus fast, responsive disk encryption.

Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)1

Allows one hardware platform to function as multiple “virtual” platforms. Offers improved manageability by limiting downtime and helping maintain productivity by isolating computing activities into separate partitions.

Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions 512 (Intel® AVX-512)

a set of new instructions that can accelerate performance for workloads and usages such as scientific simulations, financial analytics, artificial intelligence (AI)/deep learning, 3D modeling and analysis, image and audio/video processing, cryptography and data compression.

PCI Express* 3.0 Interface7

Offers up to 8GT/S for fast access to peripheral devices and networking up to 44 lanes.

Green Technology

 Manufactured with lead-free and halogen-free component packages.

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Product and Performance Information

1

Intel® technologies' features and benefits depend on system configuration and may require enabled hardware, software or service activation. Performance varies depending on system configuration. No computer system can be absolutely secure. Check with your system manufacturer or retailer or learn more at http://www.intel.com.

2

Altering clock frequency or voltage may damage or reduce the useful life of the processor and other system components, and may reduce system stability and performance. Product warranties may not apply if the processor is operated beyond its specifications. Check with the manufacturers of system and components for additional details.

3

Actual number of lanes available may vary by processor number and system configuration. Please refer to the specifications corresponding to the processor number of interest or consult your system vendor for more information.

4

Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions (Intel® AVX) are designed to achieve higher throughput to certain integer and floating-point operations. Due to varying processor power characteristics, utilizing AVX instructions may cause a) some parts to operate at less than the rated frequency and b) some parts with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 to not achieve any or maximum turbo frequencies. Performance varies depending on hardware, software, and system configuration and you should consult your system manufacturer for more information. *Intel® Advanced Vector Extensions refers to Intel® AVX, Intel® AVX2 or Intel® AVX-512. For more information on Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, visit http://www.intel.com/go/turbo.

5

Intel® Core™ i9 processors designated by and "X" in the processor number are unlocked for performance tuning.

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Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: Requires a system with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology and Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 are only available on select Intel® processors. Consult your PC manufacturer. Performance varies depending on hardware, software, and system configuration. For more information, visit http://www.intel.com/go/turbo.

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Actual number of ports available may vary by processor number and system configuration. Please refer to the specifications corresponding to the processor number of interest or consult your system vendor for more information.