9th Gen Core CPUs Launched; i9 comes to the mainstream

Intel has finally reached core parity with AMD on the mainstream again. With the announcement of the new 9th Gen parts and also the first i9 for the Mainstream platform, Intel has finally got an 8core 16 Thread processor. These processors are drop-in compatible with current Coffee Lake and Z370 platforms but are accompanied by a new Z390 chipset and associated motherboards as well.                                                    …

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Intel Fires with i9 and AMD responds with Ryzen 9 ?

As much as the title seems to be click bait this is what is happening in the world of CPUs. Provided of course you believe in rumours. Let’s analyse the core i9 news first. According to a photo that originated on the AnandTech forums, the following specifications outline the upcoming Intel Core-i9 CPUs: CPU Name Cores/Threads Base Clock Boost Clock Core i9-7920X 12 / 24 N/A N/A Core i9-7900X 10 / 20 3.3GHz 4.3GHz Turbo 2.0 4.5GHz Turbo 3.0 Core i9-7820X 8 / 16 3.6GHz 4.3GHz Turbo 2.0 4.5GHz Turbo…

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