Intel’s upcoming Core i5 and i7 9000 series processors have already seen their prices and performance specs being leaked in the past, but it was all speculations and nothing concrete. However, we have now got multiple reliable leaks and scores revealing both the price and performance of these upcoming Intel chips.

Pricing :

Prices have now been more or less confirmed, as a distributor in Singapore named BizGram has listed the new processors in one of its flyers.


Since the flyer was meant for Singapore’s market, the prices listed in that are in Singapore’s Dollar (SGD) and needs to be converted. Additionally, BizGram is a distributor who sells its products to retailers, so extra taxes need to be considered with the mentioned price to predict the actual retail pricing.

According to the flyer, the prices of the upcoming Intel Core 9000 series processors are:

  • Core i3-9350K is listed at 252 SGD = $189.99
  • Core i5-9600K is listed at 370 SGD = $269.99
  • Core i7-9700K listed at 518 SGD= $379.99
  • Core i9-9900K listed at 666 SGD = $479.99

The listing not only revealed the pricing but also confirmed the cores and threads count for these new processors.

Performance :

Other than the price, some performance details for the Intel Core i9-9900K have been leaked too. The results leaked are from the 3DMark Timespy benchmark (via TUM APISAK). The scores are listed in both stock and overclocked configurations.


We also recently saw the first media review of the Core i7-9700K and before that, Geekbench 4 benchmarks of the complete Core 9000 series processor were also leaked. These processors are still quite some time away from their official launch and there’s already too much information about them already on the internet.

Intel Core i9-9900K is the flagship chip of the 9th Generation Core family. It is going to feature 8 cores and 16 threads with 16 MB of L3 and will use Intel UHD 620 GPU. Clock speed wise we’ll get 3.6 GHz base clock out of the box and a 5.0 GHz boost clock in single and dual core operations. The quad-core variant will have a boost clock speed of 4.8 GHz while the 6/8 core boost will be at 4.7 GHz.

Coming to the 3DMark Timespy benchmarks, the Core i9-9900K scored 10,916 points and 36.68 FPS in the CPU tests. Some other user also measured the clock speeds of the same chip at 4.8 GHz across all cores and with a score of 11,459 points and 38.50 FPS in CPU tests.

Apart from the 3DMark Timespy results, a new listing for the Core i9-9900K in the Geekbench 4 benchmark was also leaked at 5.10 GHz clock speed across all 8 cores on an ASUS ROG Maximus X HERO motherboard.

Some of the key features of the upcoming Core 9000 series chips are :

  • First performance Intel Core i9 desktop s-series processor
  • Up to 8 cores
  • Intel Z390 chipset compatible
  • Solder Thermal Interface Material (STIM)
  • Integrated USB 3.1 gen 2 and Integrated Intel Wireless-AC
  • Up to 16 threads, 5.0 GHz, 16 MB cache, and 40 platform PCIe lanes (16 CPU + 24 PCH)
  • Compatible with all Intel 300 series chipsets
  • Intel Optane memory and Intel Optane SSD support
  • Thunderbolt 3 support

So, finally, we have reliable information about both the pricing and the performance of the upcoming Intel Core 9000 series chips and we can’t wait for the official launch.

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