Intel Announces New 9th Gen KF and F Desktop Processors: i9-9900KF


    Intel announced their new 9th Gen KF/F desktop processors at their CES keynote yesterday. These new KF/F processors are based on the same Coffee lake refresh as the previously announced 9th Gen lineup. The only difference is that they’ll be lacking the integrated graphics chipsets.

    The Intel 9th Gen KF/F lineup will include the i3-9350KF, i5-9400F, i5-9400, i5-9600KF, i7-9700KF, and the i9-9900KF processors. The F processors lack the iGPU while the KF processors are the unlocked chips without them.

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    The i9-9900KF is the top-end CPU here with 8 cores and 16 threads and a boost clock of 5 GHz. The TDP and the memory standard are the same as the regular i9-9900K at 95W and 2666 MHz, respectively. The i7-9700KF sits below the 9900KF with the same core count and a boost frequency of 4.9 GHz but lack of hyperthreading pegs its thread count to 8.

    The new KF/F lineup consists of three i5 chips, the i5-9600KF, the i5-9400F, and the i5-9400. All three SKUs have 6 cores each, with the KF version drawing 95W and the F variant limited to 65W. The 9400 is identical to the latter except it includes Gen9 Intel HD 630 Graphics. The 9600FK features unlocked cores with a boost speed of 4.6 GHz while the 9400 and 9400F have a max boost frequency of 4.1 GHz.

    At the bottom of the chart sits the i3-9350K, one of the very few overclockable i3 chips. It is a quad-core processor with a rather high boost clock of 4.6 GHz and a TDP of 91W. For the 9359K, the memory standard is a bit lower at 2400 MHz.

    Other than the ($182) i5-9400F, there’s no word on the pricing of these processors, and the launch dates are also not certain. The mobile 9th Gen processors are slated for release in the second quarter of 2019.

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