Intel launched the Core i9: how much is worth and for what purpose the powerful ninth generation processors for PC

The advances in chips that feed the mobile phones of the moment, such as the A11 and A12 Bionic from Apple or Snapdragon 845 from Qualcomm, assume an increasingly perceptible threat to the traditional PC processors. In this context, Intel introduced the ninth generation of the Core i9 processorthat for the first time will be able to absorb as much in general-purpose equipment as in machines for gamers.

Intel went further with the launch in New York the models of the ninth generation for desktops that will usually be available from November this year. It is about i5-9600K, the i7-9700K and the i9-9900K the novelties were presented for general equipment. With up to eight cores and 16 threads. Achieve up to 5.0 gigahertz (Ghz) ​​of the turbo frequency in a single core and a cache of 16 megabytes. A very powerful brand.

These new copies replace the eighth generation processors that Intel had until now. The i5 of up to six physical cores and six threads with a frequency of 4.3 Ghz. The i7 with up to six physical cores and 12 threads at frequencies up to five Ghz. And the i9 with six physical cores and 12 threads with a turbo frequency of up to 4.8 Ghz. In addition, the i3 and Celeron models are in the simplest range.

On the other hand, the new one Intel Core X series and Intel Xeon W-3175X they will be for experienced users who need a greater potential of their computer. These are the i9-9800X, the i9-9820X, the i9-9900X, the i9-9920X, the i9-9940X, the i9-9960X and the i9-9980XE, which offer eight to eighteen cores, with a performance and an improved technology.

All these figures mean that systems based on Intel Core X Series processors must help users capture, encrypt, edit, and view multimedia content quickly and simultaneously. Although they can also be pressed by gamers for the most advanced games on the market.

Finally, the Intel Xeon W-3175X It is a processor with 28 cores with 56 threads and is unlocked for those users who want to increase the performance even more. This model offers 38.5 MB cache, supports six-channel DDR4 memory with up to 512 appearances at 2666 megahertz (MHz). This microprocessor is designed for large professional equipment stations, as large-scale servers.

To guide us about the recommended prices by Intel we see that for the new i5 costs $ 262, the new i7 has a price of $ 374 and the I-part of the $ 488. Regarding the X series, prices range from $ 589 from the i9-9800X to $ 1,979 from the i9 9980XE (which of course are larger words). The price of the Intel Xeon W-3175X was not official during the event in New York.

More and more real games

The feeling of "reality" in games is determined, among other things, by the amount of FPS (frames per second). This measurement actually controls the number of frames that the GPU (graphic processing unit) can represent and how many are displayed on the monitor per second. The higher the number of FPS, the smoother the feeling of greater realism. Simple.

Videogames generally have a tendency to play about 30-60 FPS (frames per second), the latter being a figure that is considered ideal by specialists to enjoy in a smooth way.

According to Intel tests, its Intel Core i9 processor proved that it can reach an average speed of 220 FPS in three of the most popular titles in the world: Rainbow Six: Siege (309 FPS), Fortnite (224 FPS), Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (440 FPS) and Player Unbald Battlegrounds (221 FPS).

Besides Intel, the market for competitive desktop chips also has other important players. AMD has that for example the second generation Ryzen 5 processor, with four to six cores with a cache memory of up to 19 megabytes. The Ryzen 7 reaches eight cores and offers 16 threads with cache memories of up to 20 megabytes. And for advanced users, the Ryzen Threadripper series with up to 32 cores, 64 threads and cache memory of up to 80 megabytes is shown as the most powerful in the world for PC.