The 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K is now available to pre-order on Amazon for $499.00 with a release date of October 19th, 2018! The Amazon listing shows that is the 8-core, 16-thread monster that we’ve all been waiting for. It has a base clock frequency of 3.6 GHz and is capable of hitting 5 GHz clock speeds from the factory thanks to Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0. This retail boxed processor is listed under part number BX80684I99900K and it does not come with a thermal solution.
The TDP rating for the 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K desktop processor is 95 Watts and it is fully unlocked for overclocking fun on the latest Intel Z390 motherboards.
Amazon also confirms that the 9900K desktop processor is built with Solder Thermal Interface Material (STIM). This means that the Integrated Heat Spreader (IHS) or lid of the CPU is soldered down again! This is great news for gamers and enthusiasts that are looking the best thermal performance and higher clock speeds. Delidding has really taken off in recent years and it looks like that might be a thing of the past.
So, the big news today is that you can pre-order the 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K processor and the price is $499.99 shipped. This 8-core, 16-thread processor should perform really well and the current plan is to have our full independent review posted on October 19th per the current embargo. This should be an exciting time for the CPU market as AMD has really shaken it up with Ryzen. Intel is being more competitive now and we can’t wait to see what AMD will do to counter the 9th Gen Intel Core i9 series. Rumor has it that AMD has been sitting on a 2nd Gen Ryzen 7 2800X processor, but are the rumors real? The 9900K is ready to close to shipping and we’ll bring you more details about its performance later today at the actual launch event in New York City!