Core i9

The most profitable process node in the history of Intel has been its 14nm process. Since 2014, the company has been pumping out CPUs built on a variety of configurations of its 14nm – slowly optimizing for power and frequency. We used to call these variants 14+ and 14++, but as the next process node isn’t yet ready, rather than draw attention to a soon-to-be 6-year old process, Intel just calls it all ‘14nm class’. The latest launch on 14nm is Intel’s new Cascade Lake-X processors: high-end desktop hardware that gives a slight frequency improvement over Skylake-X from 2017 but it also has the first round of hardware mitigations. Today we’re testing the best CPU of the new list, the Core i9-10980XE.

The Intel Core i9-9900KS Review: The 5 GHz Consumer Special

Intel likes 5.0 GHz processors. The one area where it claims a clear advantage over AMD is in its ability to drive the frequency of its popular 14nm process...

236 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/31/2019

The Intel Core i9-9990XE Review: All 14 Cores at 5.0 GHz

Within a few weeks, Intel is set to launch its most daring consumer desktop processor yet: the Core i9-9900KS, which offers eight cores all running at 5.0 GHz. There’s...

143 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/28/2019

Intel Launches Cascade Lake-X Processors: 18-core Review Later Today

Earlier in October, Intel announced that it would be launching its next generation high-end desktop processors in November. That day has come, and Intel expects its hardware to be...

41 by Dr. Ian Cutress on 10/25/2019

Intel’s Next-Generation ‘Cascade Lake-X’ HEDT CPUs Due in October

Intel said Wednesday that its next-generation codenamed Cascade Lake-X processors for high-end desktops will be revealed next month. The company says that the new CPUs will provide a significant...

65 by Anton Shilov on 9/4/2019

Intel Publishes Plans to Wind Down Shipments of 7th Gen Core "Skylake-X" HEDT Processors

With Intel’s announcement this week that they will be releasing a new generation of Core X-series high-end desktop (HEDT) processors this fall, the company has also begun working on...

3 by Anton Shilov on 5/31/2019

Intel to Launch New X-Series CPUs this Fall

Today at the Intel Keynote at Computex, SVP and GM Gregory Bryant announced that Intel is set to bring new X-Series CPUs to the high-end desktop (HEDT) market during...

37 by Ian Cutress on 5/28/2019

Intel 9th Gen Core Processors: All the Desktop and Mobile 45W CPUs Announced

How Intel has launched its range of ninth generation processors has been an odd and awkward one. Despite the launch of the 8-core 9900K last year, we still haven’t...

134 by Ian Cutress on 4/23/2019

Intel 9th Generation 8-Core 35W CPUs: Launch May 15th (Kikatek)

It is always quite amusing when retailers pre-announce products before the company actually pushes out a press release. Embargo or not, the retailers want to advertise the fact they...

19 by Ian Cutress on 4/15/2019

Intel’s ‘Auction-Only’ Core i9-9990XE Available in Retail: €2999

When Intel quietly rolled out its 14-core Core i9-9990XE aimed at extreme desktops earlier this year, the company only planned to sell the CPU to system integrators and only...

8 by Anton Shilov on 4/11/2019

Best CPUs for Workstations: 2019

In our series of Best CPU guides, here’s the latest update to our recommended workstation CPUs list. All numbers in the text are updated to reflect pricing at the...

33 by Ian Cutress on 3/1/2019

Playing Chicken: Kentucky Fried Intel Core i9-9900KFC Processor Listed

If every letter has a special meaning for a feature in a product, and a product portfolio offers a mix and match of those features, then eventually a combination...

32 by Ian Cutress on 2/15/2019

Intel Core i9-9990XE : Up to 5.0 GHz, Auction Only

AnandTech has seen documents and supporting information from multiple sources that show that Intel is planning to release a new high-end desktop processor, the Core i9-9990XE. These documents show...

66 by Ian Cutress on 1/14/2019

Intel’s New 9th Gen Desktop CPUs: i3-9350KF, i5-9400F, i5-9400, i5-9600KF, i7-9700KF, i9-9900KF

At Intel’s keynote presentation today, the company announced that it would be expanding its current line of 9th Generation desktop processors, to include new models from Core i3 up...

25 by Ian Cutress on 1/7/2019

Analyzing Core i9-9900K Performance with Spectre and Meltdown Hardware Mitigations

One of the key aspects of the most recent Intel processor launch, its Core 9th Generation processors, is that the new design affords some hardware-based protection for a couple...

34 by Ian Cutress on 12/3/2018

The Intel Core i9-9900K at 95W: Fixing The Power for SFF

There is a lot of discussion about processor power recently. A lot of the issues stem around what exactly that TDP rating means on the box, and if it...

99 by Ian Cutress on 11/29/2018

The Intel Core i9-9980XE CPU Review: Refresh Until it Hertz

It has been over a year since Intel launched its Skylake-X processors and Basin Falls platform, with a handful of processors from six-core up to eighteen-core. In that time...

145 by Ian Cutress on 11/13/2018

Intel's Basin Falls Skylake-X Refresh: Core i9-9980XE with up to 15% Better Power Efficiency

One of the interesting things about Intel’s latest generation of high-end desktop parts was the jump from ten cores at the peak to eighteen, as Intel moved its high...

31 by Ian Cutress on 10/8/2018

Vietnamese Retailer Leaks Some Intel 9000-Series Coffee Lake Refresh CPUs

We’ve spoken here at AnandTech several times on the upcoming Z390 chipset and also a few words on new processors for those motherboards. Intel has promised a new consumer-grade...

26 by Ian Cutress on 9/21/2018

Ian on the iMore Vector Podcast: Discussing Core i9 and Thermal Throttling

On Monday this week I was invited onto the Vector podcast, one of the popular Apple-focused podcasts, run by iMore’s Rene Ritchie. In the podcast we discuss Intel’s product...

9 by Ian Cutress on 7/24/2018

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