Four Intel 9th Gen Core KF CPUs appear

Posted on Monday, December 24 2018 @ 11:21 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
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In an effort to bring more processors to the marketplace amidst its 14nm capacity issues, Intel is rolling out new high-end processors with deactivated integrated graphics. Basically, the chip giant is expanding supply by shipping parts with defective graphics units.

TechPowerUp reports the new Intel 9th Gen Core "KF" CPUs are now showing up on the websites for Norwegian and Finnish e-tailers. Four chips are listed; the Core i9-9900KF, the i7-9700KF, i5-9600KF, and the i5-9400F. So far, there's no sign of the Core i3-9350KF.
The clock-speeds of the i9-9900KF, i7-9700KF, and i5-9600KF appear identical to their iGPU-equipped siblings, with the i9-9900KF featuring 3.60 GHz nominal and 5.00 GHz Turbo Boost, the i7-9700KF featuring 3.60 GHz nominal and 4.90 GHz Turbo Boost, and i5-9600KF featuring 3.70 GHz nominal with 4.70 GHz Turbo Boost. The i5-9400F is an interesting chip, it is speed-bump over the popular i5-8400, with 2.90 GHz nominal and likely 4.20 GHz Turbo Boost.
Preliminary pricing is all over the place, but presumably these parts should be a bit cheaper than the regular versions.

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