Intel really went overboard with their 9th generation of processors. There are the regular K and non-K chips, then there’s the lineup without iGPUs which by the way cost the same as the ones with them. Now, a low power variant of the flagship, Core i9-9900T has been spotted online.
The listed processor is an engineering sample with the same number of cores and threads as the regular Core i9-9900K as well as an identical 16MB L3 cache. The only difference is that this SKU will be a low power product with a TDP of just 35W. The clocks will be adjusted to make up for the lower power draw.
As per the leaked picture, the 9900T will have a base clock of 1.7GHz with a boost of 3.8Ghz. It’s not clear if this is the single core boost or the all-core boost frequency. The marketer promises performance on par or better than the previous gen Core i7-8700K.
Lastly, there’s the matter of the price. Technically the 9900T should cost less than the full-fledged 9900K, but that’s what we thought the case would be with the 9900KF. So there’s a very good chance that the 9900T will be priced the same as the 9900K at $499. I could be wrong, but only time will tell.