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All of the 9th gen CPUs will work on current 300-series motherboards, as well as the new Z390 motherboards coming soon.

The Core i9-9900K is the flagship model from this lineup. All three of these processors will apparently work on all Z300-series motherboards, so those who bought into Z370 past year will be able to drop a new CPU in after a BIOS update. It features a base clock of 3.6GHz and a boost clock of 4.9GHz. B&H Photo, for example, has the Core i9-9900K listed at $529.99, the Core i7-9700K at $399, and the Core i5-9600K at $279.99. The Core i9-9900K and Core i7-9700K are Intel's first mainstream 8-core processors. During its presentation, Intel declared the 9900K to be "the best gaming CPU in the world - period" and offered rough numbers showing performance gains in games against the Skylake-based Core i7-6700k. Similarly, video editing with Adobe Premiere is up to 34 percent and 97 percent faster respectively, as per Intel's own testing. Some users have taken to ripping off the IHS, a process known as delidding, to replace Intel's thermal interface material with liquid metal for better temps.

Core i9-9980XE: 18C/36T, 3.0/4.4GHz base/boost, 165W TDP, $1,979 MSRP. The base and boost speeds are 3.7GHz and 4.6GHz respectively, and the cache comes in at 9MB.

All of the new 9th Gen Core-X CPUs support up to 68 PCIe 3.0 lanes and quad-channel DDR4 at 2666MHz. The W-3175X will begin shipping in December, with pricing to be announced closer to the time. AnandTech has a rundown of all the new Z390 motherboards if you need help selecting the flawless option for your new build.

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Also new: These chips are the first to include hardware fixes for some variants of the Meltdown and Spectre flaws. Intel's 9th Gen Core-X series and K-series also finally switch from TIM to Solder, which should help with thermals quite a bit.

Update: Sharp-eyed readers confirmed something I'd missed - Intel's slides do note that 9th Generation CPUs are protected at the same level as Intel's Whiskey Lake.

KitGuru Says: We'll be talking more about Intel's new CPUs over the next few weeks, in addition to the slew of motherboards set to roll out. Are any of you thinking about upgrading?


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