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Intel announces octa-core mainstream chips and 28-core overclockable Xeon CPU

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Intel announced a number of new processors aimed for high performance PCs. They have three new K-series overclockable chips. seven Core X-series, and a Xeon.
Intel to launch octa-core mainstream chips and 28-core overclockable Xeon CPU
Intel to launch octa-core mainstream chips and 28-core overclockable Xeon CPU

These new chips will have 9th generation parts. The 9th Gen parts confirm that hyperthreading is now only found in the top-end i9 processor. That has 8 cores and 16 threads with a base speed of 3.6GHz and turbo of 5GHz. This is also the first time that Intel's mainstream chips match up with AMD's in terms if core and thread count.
Intel K-series specs and price
Intel K-series specs and price

Intel is touting the 9900K to be the best gaming chip in the world due to its great strong per-thread performance and high maximum clock speed. Intel also went on and used solder instead of their usual thermal paste method in terms of regulating the heat between the processor and the integrated heatspreader. This move is popular to overclocking enthusiasts due to better thermal conductivity that opens higher OC potential.
Intel X-series specs and price
Intel X-series specs and price

The news chips are also designed to work on existing 300-series motherboards. Intel is also launching a new Z390 chipset as well. The new chipset will have Gigabit 802.11ac WiFi and built-in support for 10GB/s USB 3.1 Gen 2.

In terms of security, it includes hardware fixes for the Meltdown and Level 1 Terminal Fault issues while Spectre fixes are still software bound.
Intel Xeon W-3175X specs
Intel Xeon W-3175X specs

There's also the new Xeon W-3175X processor with 28 cores and 56 threads with unlocked multipliers for overclocking. It is also Skylake-based which means it still lacks the hardware fixes for Meltdown L1TF.

The 9th Gen processors are available for pre-order and will ship on October 19th. The X-series are scheduled for a November release while the new Xeon is scheduled on December.

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Source: ARS Technica
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