Intel® Core™ i9 Processors

(Latest 9th and 8th generation products)

Introducing the NEW 9th Gen Intel® Core™ desktop processors the first unlocked mainstream desktop processor. When paired with Intel® Optane™ memory, accelerates the loading and launching of the games you play. With up to 5GHz and 16-way multitasking, take your creativity to the next level with the power you need to create, edit, and share.

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Intel® Core™ i9-9900K Processor (16M Cache, up to 5.00 GHz)

  • 16 MB SmartCache Cache
  • 8 Cores
  • 16 Threads
  • 5.00 GHz Max Turbo Frequency
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Intel® Core™ i9-8950HK Processor

  • 12 MB SmartCache Cache
  • 6 Cores
  • 12 Threads
  • 4.80 GHz Max Turbo Frequency

Features and Performance

Amazing Desktop Performance Built for Gaming

The first 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9 desktop processor with 8-cores and 16 threads, up to 5 GHz frequency and a fully unlocked.

Amazing Mobile Performance

The first mobile Intel® processor with up to 6-cores and 12 threads, featuring the new Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost (Intel® TVB) technology and a fully unlocked K-series SKU.

Uncompromising Gaming and VR

New levels of single, multi-threaded, and mega-tasking performance for the latest AAA games and VR. Experience faster game load with Intel® Optane™ technology, and faster wireless than gigabit Ethernet with Intel® Wireless-AC 2x2 160 MHz.

Next-Level Content Creation

Intel’s most powerful mobile platform for creators enables faster 4K video editing and faster media content loading from large HDD data drives with Intel® Optane™ memory.

Related Technologies

Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology

Remove the burden of multiple cables and get one compact port that does it all - power your PC, transfer data, and connect with dual 4K UHD displays.

Learn about Thunderbolt™ 3 technology

Intel® Optane™ Technology

Eliminating bottlenecks requires better storage memory that is fast, inexpensive, and non-volatile. With Intel® Optane™ technology, you can unleash the power of your processor instead of it working at a fraction of it.

Unleash the power of your processor

Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost (Intel® TVB)

Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost (TVB) is a new feature supported on Intel® Core™ i9-8950HK processor. It opportunistically and automatically increases clock frequency above single-core and multi-core Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 frequencies based on how much the processor is operating below its maximum temperature. The frequency gain and duration is dependent on the workload, capabilities of the processor and the processor cooling solution. For processors that have Intel® Thermal Velocity Boost enabled, the maximum Core Frequency is achieved while the processor is at a temperature of 50*C or lower and turbo power budget is available. Frequencies may reduce over time as processor temperature increases.