Intel ninth Gen Core Processors: All of the Desktop and Cellular 45W CPUs Introduced

How Intel launched its ninth-generation product line was unusual and cumbersome. Regardless of the introduction of the Eight-core 9900Okay system final yr, we nonetheless had not introduced the entire decrease processors within the household, though a number of points have since surfaced. That is altering right this moment as the corporate releases a whole record of processors, and availability will comply with shortly. There are nonetheless questions on Intel's capability to fulfill new demand. So it will likely be attention-grabbing to see if Intel can proceed to offer the lower-frequency, lower-core as quantity.

Right now's introduction consists of two elements: desktop and cellular. Desktop is on this web page, Cellular is on the subsequent web page.

ninth Era Core Desktop Processors: 34 CPUs

The ninth era of Intel's core CPU household, known as Espresso Lake Refresh, is a direct replace to their eighth era Espresso Lake with minor enhancements, equivalent to: For instance, a greater thermal interface of high-end processors and help for as much as Eight cores and newer chipsets with built-in USB three.1 Gen2 (10 Gbps) and CNVi-capable WLAN. Mainly, the continues to be the unique Sixth-generation Skylake microarchitecture from 2016, however is predicated on Intel's newest 14nm course of variant to offer further frequency, effectivity, and extra high-end cores ,

Intel divides its CPUs in two methods. First by means of the Core i serial quantity:

Core i9: Eight cores, 9900 with HT, 9700 with out HT
Core i7: Eight cores, no HT
Core i5: Six cores, no HT
Core i3: 4 cores, no HT
Pentium Gold: Two cores, HT
Celeron: Two cores, no HT

Then, every processor might have a further suffix that refers to particular enabled or disabled capabilities:

Okay = overclockable
KF = overclockable with out built-in graphics
No suffix = customary CPU, 54-65W TDP, Built-in Graphics
F = No built-in graphics
T = low energy, 35 W TDP

The thought right here is that the identify of the processor ought to inform you every thing you must find out about what the processor has. Other than the unusual variations within the Core i9 part, that is normally all there.

New to the CPUs of the ninth era is the suffix F, ie no built-in graphics. We've already commented on these elements, however ultimately it seems that Intel's capability to create cores is best than the flexibility to generate graphics on the right frequencies. So to maximise $ per sq. millimeter, it now gives graphics. free variations of common CPUs. These elements are equally costly, with or with out graphics, displaying how a lot Intel charges the present graphics implementation. As all the time, it will likely be attention-grabbing to see how a lot Intel can spend between F variations and common processors.

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For regular processors and the lower-power, 35-watt TDP-T processors, the principle variant right here is within the elementary frequency. It needs to be famous that the TDP nominal values ​​of Intel are solely legitimate on the elementary frequency of the processor. Even when the CPU has a excessive turbo, the height consumption throughout the turbo could be a lot increased than the TDP worth (Intel defines a efficiency restrict). This worth is usually 25% increased, however motherboard producers normally ignore this) , That is an attribute given solely by Intel CPUs. The motherboard producers are tightened past the specs, and we’ve got described the issue intimately in earlier articles. Click on on the next hyperlink to study extra:

https://www.anandtech.com/present/13544/why-intel-processors-draw-more-power-than-expected-tdp-turbo

Every CPU has a professional reminiscence help of DDR4-2666 for Core i5 and above or DDR4-2400 for Core i3 and under. Which means whereas processors help increased requirements, Intel makes no assurances as as to if this works. All processors are tuned to the beforehand introduced Intel Optane H10 storage resolution. The help with H10 is sort of arbitrary, as a result of H10 additionally has to work with different CPUs.

We are going to go over all subdivisions and hopefully make the naming and numbering clearer.

ninth Era Intel Core CPUs
Core i9

AnandTech
Cores
threads
Base
Freq
Turbo
Freq
L3
cache
DDR4
IGP
TDP
Value
(1 ku)

i9-9900
Okay
8C / 16T
three.6 GHz
5.zero GHz
16 MB
2666
Y
95 W
488 US

i9-9900
KF
8C / 16T
three.6 GHz
5.zero GHz
16 MB
2666

95 W
488 US

i9-9900

8C / 16T
three.1 GHz
four.9 / 5.zero *
16 MB
2666
Y
65 W
$ 439

i9-9900
T
8C / 16T
2.1 GHz
four.four GHz
16 MB
2666
Y
35 W
$ 439

i9-9700
Okay
8C / 8T
three.6 GHz
four.9 GHz
12 MB
2666
Y
95 W
$ 374

i9-9700
KF
8C / 8T
three.6 GHz
four.9 GHz
12 MB
2666

95 W
$ 374

* i9-9900 helps Intel Thermal Velocity Enhance for +100 MHz Turbo

The Core i9 part accommodates two foremost numbers: the 9900 household with HyperThreading and the 9700 household with out. Each the i9-9900Okay and the i9-9700Okay have corresponding F variations with out built-in graphics and 35-watt T variations with a lot decrease elementary frequencies.

Apparently sufficient, Intel's official documentation lists the Core i9-9900 as a four.9 GHz processor or 5.zero GHz when "Intel® Thermal Velocity Enhance" is enabled and legitimate. For those who're questioning what Intel Thermal Velocity Enhance is, we didn’t explicitly point out it in an earlier assembly or assembly, and it instantly pops up in a slide record of processors. The slide truly lists the Turbo as 5.zero GHz *, with the asterisk resulting in a footnote indicating that it’s 5.zero GHz when ITVB is enabled. It's very deceitful how they did that, and straightforward to overlook, for those who simply skim the datasheet. The Core i9-9900 is the one processor in all the stack that gives this characteristic. Why these? I can guess the PR reply, however the actual reply? Is Intel at present testing a perform? How is that this perform interpreted by the motherboard producers? Do you need to slaughter this one too? Intel has simply opened a can of very particular worms that he has pulled out of a field that he has not instructed us about.

ninth Era Intel Core CPUs
Core i7

AnandTech
Cores
threads
Base
Freq
Turbo
Freq
L3
cache
DDR4
IGP
TDP
Value
(1 ku)

i7-9700

8C / 8T
three.zero GHz
four.7 GHz
12 MB
2666
Y
65 W
$ 323

i7-9700
F
8C / 8T
three.zero GHz
four.7 GHz
12 MB
2666

65 W
$ 323

i7-9700
T
8C / 8T
2.zero GHz
four.three GHz
12 MB
2666
Y
35 W
$ 323

If we flip to Core i7 elements, we instantly have an issue. Intel listed three Core i7-9700 CPUs right here. However wait, didn’t we’ve got any i9-9700 parts with the Core i9 household? Sure, we did. Intel has determined (or reasonably, somebody at Intel desires to confuse everybody) that the 9700Okay processors needs to be Core i9, whereas the non-Okay elements needs to be Core i7. The variations between the i9 and i7 variations are simply frequency and TDP, whereas we nonetheless have Eight cores with out HT, and I can absolutely perceive the need for a transparent separation between the 2, however that is finally an try, each confusion and confusion for companions, OEMs, customers and supporters of the Intel product line. To make issues worse, we’ve got Core i9-Okay. We shouldn’t have a Core i7-Okay. We now have Core i5-Okay and Core i3-Okay. I’m wondering if this naming and segmentation technique will ever be led by a spotlight group past engineering or advertising and marketing subgroups.

ninth Era Intel Core CPUs
Core i5

AnandTech
Cores
threads
Base
Freq
Turbo
Freq
L3
cache
DDR4
IGP
TDP
Value
(1 ku)

i5-9600
Okay
6C / 6T
three.7 GHz
four.6 GHz
9 MB
2666
Y
65 W
262 US

i5-9600
KF
6C / 6T
three.7 GHz
four.6 GHz
9 MB
2666

65 W
262 US

i5-9600

6C / 6T
three.1 GHz
four.6 GHz
9 MB
2666
Y
65 W
$ 213

i5-9600
T
6C / 6T
2.three GHz
three.9 GHz
9 MB
2666
Y
35 W
$ 213

i5-9500

6C / 6T
three.zero GHz
four.four GHz
9 MB
2666
Y
65 W
$ 192

i5-9500
F
6C / 6T
three.zero GHz
four.four GHz
9 MB
2666

65 W
$ 192

i5-9500
T
6C / 6T
2.2 GHz
three.7 GHz
9 MB
2666
Y
35 W
$ 192

i5-9400

6C / 6T
2.9 GHz
four.1 GHz
9 MB
2666
Y
65 W
$ 182

i5-9400
F
6C / 6T
2.9 GHz
four.1 GHz
9 MB
2666

65 W
$ 182

i5-9400
T
6C / 6T
1.Eight GHz
three.four GHz
9 MB
2666
Y
35 W
$ 182

The Core i5 collection is comparatively conventional and contains elements 9600, 9500 and 9400 with some variants. The 9600 will get a Okay, a KF, and a T, whereas the 9500/9400 will get solely an F and a T. Apparently, the Okay-Components listed below are the one overclockable members on the stack which have a TDP of 65W in comparison with 91W or 95W. These elements provide an elevated elementary frequency (three.7GHz vs. three.1GHz), although the worth of the tray (1T unit) is $ 49 increased than the non-overclockable elements.

ninth Era Intel Core CPUs
Core i3

AnandTech
Cores
threads
Base
Freq
Turbo
Freq
L3
cache
DDR4
IGP
TDP
Value
(1 ku)

i3-9350
KF
4C / 4T
four.zero GHz
four.6 GHz
Eight MB
2400

91 W
$ 173

i3-9320

4C / 4T
three.7 GHz
four.four GHz
Eight MB
2400
Y
62 W
$ 154

i3-9300

4C / 4T
three.7 GHz
four.three GHz
Eight MB
2400
Y
62 W
$ 143

i3-9300
T
4C / 4T
three.2 GHz
three.Eight GHz
Eight MB
2400
Y
35 W
$ 143

i3-9100

4C / 4T
three.6 GHz
four.2 GHz
6 MB
2400
Y
65 W
$ 122

i3-9100
F
4C / 4T
three.6 GHz
four.2 GHz
6 MB
2400

65 W
$ 122

i3-9100
T
4C / 4T
three.1 GHz
three.7 GHz
6 MB
2400
Y
35 W
$ 122

The Core i3 additionally follows its conventional 9350, 9320, 9300, and 9100 scheme, with the latter having barely much less L3 cache per core and being correspondingly costly. The 9350 is offered as Okay or KF, however not a normal SKU: as an alternative, customers can use the 9320. Solely the 9300 and the 9100 obtain low-power T variations, and costs inside the Core i3 line are secure in comparison with the earlier era. It needs to be famous that the Core i3 elements (and under) solely have certified help as much as DDR4-2400 and never DDR4-2666 supported by the Core i5 / i7 / i9 processors.

I'd wish to level out that Intel nonetheless doesn’t provide a quad core for beneath $ 100 to compete with the AMZ Ryzen three 2200G. The APU from AMD has 4 full Zen cores and Vega graphics playing cards, which in contrast to Intel's provide cut back any graphics workload, and it comes with 65-watt cooler, though it’s generally a query mark when the CPUs from Intel outfitted with a cooler are traction calculation (in all probability not). The most affordable quad-core from Intel is the i3-9100, which is prone to provide higher single-threading efficiency however can be 30% dearer in retail. If you will discover one, there are 2200G elements nearly in all places.

ninth Era Intel Core CPUs
Pentium Gold and Celeron

AnandTech
Cores
threads
Base
Freq
Turbo
Freq
L3
cache
DDR4
IGP
TDP
Value
(1 ku)

G5620

2C / 4T
four.zero GHz

four MB
2400
Y
54 W
$ 86

G5600
T
2C / 4T
three.three GHz

four MB
2400
Y
35 W
$ 75

G5420

2C / 4T
three.Eight GHz

four MB
2400
Y
54W
58W
$ 64

G5420
T
2C / 4T
three.2 GHz

four MB
2400
Y
35 W
$ 64

G4950

2C / 2T
three.three GHz

2 MB
2400
Y
54 W
$ 52

G4930

2C / 2T
three.2 GHz

2 MB
2400
Y
54 W
$ 42

G4930
T
2C / 2T
three.zero GHz

2 MB
2400
Y
35 W
$ 42

* G5420 could be derived from Twin-Die (54W) or Quad-Die (58W) (see under)

The Pentium Gold / Celeron elements elevate the cheaper finish of the spectrum from $ 42 to $ 86. They’re all two cores, with the Pentium Gold CPUs supporting HyperThreading. The Celeron elements even have the smallest quantity of L3 cache per core at only one MB. The unusual CPU out of the pile is the Pentium Gold G5420, which is offered in 54W and 58W variants. Intel has achieved this earlier than: One model of this CPU is derived from a dual-core die (54W) whereas the opposite is a shortened quad-core variant (58W). Previously, these two completely different fashions had completely different half numbers, so customers may be capable to monitor which mannequin they’re getting. If no half quantity is laid out in retail, this can be a unhealthy luck based mostly on Intel's binning and stock.

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For these processors, customers want to mix them with a 300 chipset. Right now there isn’t any new chipset of the 300 collection. Subsequently, customers can depend on the Z390 / Z370 / Q370 / B360 / H350 / H310 fashions already in the marketplace. Relying on the mannequin you choose, there are a number of PCIe lanes, a number of SATA ports, a number of USB ports, and presumably some built-in Wi-Fi ports. It’s as much as the board producers to help these options or to make use of applicable controllers. When upgrading the firmware for the most recent processors, most motherboards ought to help Samsung's new 32GB reminiscence modules for a complete of 128GB of reminiscence on these CPUs (two DIMMs per channel, two channels).

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Intel didn’t contact us when reviewing these new processors. So for those who're questioning which elements to check, please tell us.

This web page offers details about Intel's new cellular processors as much as 5.zero GHz *.

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