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New Intel Core i9-9900K Gaming CPU and South African Pricing
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Intel has revealed their 9th generation CPUs and with it comes the Intel Core i9-9900K, which according to Intel is the “world’s best gaming processor”. It is, without a doubt, an extremely powerful CPU that most PC gaming enthusiasts will be foaming at the mouth for. Best of all, local pricing and pre-orders have begun opening up and you don’t have to wait long either.

Related: AMD’s New 12 and 24-Core Threadripper 2 CPUs release date revealed

Intel Core i9-9900K and company

Let’s get one thing out of the way. According to multiple reports, the CPU is indeed extremely powerful and well worth it for gaming. However, there are some questions surrounding the results of initial benchmarks. Further, Intel also revealed a range of Core i9 X processors but those are more focus on workstation machines and cost an absolute fortune. Therefore, let’s focus on the three 9th Generation mainstream CPUs that will be available on 19 October and their local pricing.

Core i9-9900K

  • 8 cores and 16 threads
  • 3.6GHz to 5.0GHZ
  • 95W TDP
  • Local pre-order price (via Evetech) – R10,499

Core i7-9700K

  • 8 cores and 8 threads
  • 3.6GHz to 4.9GHz
  • 95W TDP
  • Local pre-order price (via Evetech) – R8,199

Core i5-9600K

  • 6 cores and 6 threads
  • 3.7GHz to 4.6GHz
  • 95W TDP
  • Local pre-order price (via Evetech) – R5,999

These new CPUs include a wealth of features, including hardware-level security technology, Quick Sync for streaming and Optane memory. Further, the Intel’s Turbo Boost 2.0 technology allows for up to 5.0GHz for the cores. Lastly, all three these new CPUs are fully unlockable so if you are into overclocking, then they might be just the upgrade you want to get. You can check out the full brief from Intel about their 9th Generation CPUs here.

What do you think about the new Intel CPUs and their local pricing? Let us know in the comment section below.


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