About a week and a half ago Intel gathered up a lot of the press and live streamed the introduction of their new 9000 series of CPUs as well as new Core-X CPUs. They also brought out details on the 28 core CPU that they teased earlier this year. We had a chance to dive into the details and then check out the new CPUs being used in a variety of demos including some overclocking demos showing off their new soldered TIM. By now I’m guessing most of you have seen some of those details but today I’m going to run through what Intel introduced and then after that I’m going to put the new i9-9900K through our tests and see how the new 8 core CPU performs. It’s been a busy month for big launches and this one has been a long time coming, I can’t wait to see how it performs compared to the growing competition from AMD so let's get into it!

Product Name: Intel i9-9900K

Review Sample Provided by: Intel

Written by: Wes Compton

Pictures by: Wes Compton

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Disclosure: In addition to providing the i9-9900K for our review. Intel did also bring me out to NYC for the launch event. This includes paying for dinners, hotel, and transportation. There was also a small gift bag with a branded tumbler and a few other small things. None of this is payment for a review or coverage and plays no role in how I will test or judge testing performance. I just prefer to make sure everyone knows than to leave anything unsaid.

On a related note, the view of WTC 1 from our hotel was great. Sadly the day of the meeting had this fog and visibility of what I imagine was an expensive meeting space on the 68th floor of WTC4 had a nice all white view most of the day.

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TheRyGuy replied the topic: #38633 25 Feb 2019 23:03
Thanks for the thorough review!

Interestingly enough, I have the 9900k in the Fractal Design Meshify C Mini paired with a Noctua NH-D15S + Thermal Grizzly Kryonaut. After undervolting the CPU, I get a max temp of 64° C, while using MSI Kombustor CPU Burner. I'll also try Prime95 and AIDA64, to make sure things are still good.

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