In an ideal world, a product that does not have a feature, should cost less than another that is complete. However, this does not seem to be the case with the upcoming processor Intel Core i9-9900KF, which does not have integrated graphics but has a higher value than the Intel Core i9-9900K processor.
B&H Photo Video today sells the Intel Core i9-9900K for $ 529.99 (£ £ 402.65). Recently, however, the i9-9900KF iGPU-disabled chip was released for pre-order at $ 582.50 (~ 442.57 10), which is about XNUMX percent more expensive. Both processors are based on the processor architecture Coffee Lake.
In terms of performance, Core i9-9900K and Core i9-9900KF must be the same in 95W. Both are equipped with eight cores, 16 threads and 16MB memory L3. Each processor operates at 3.6GHz clock speed. For both, when one or two cores are used, the processor is launched at 5GHz and gradually reduced to 4.8GHz when four cores or 4.7GHz are activated when all eight cores are activated.
The i9-9900KF, which is scheduled to be released this quarter, is aimed primarily at enthusiastic, hard-core high-tech manufacturers that use one or more graphics cards. However, at this price, there is no need to choose Core i9-9900KF against Core i9-9900K. And many would say that embedding graphics into a processor is extremely useful for finding system malfunctions.
Then there's the upcoming Core i9-9900T, which recently made a brief appearance on Yahoo! Auctions. But at 35W with a possible all-core boost at 3.3GHz, the Core i9-9900T should not be a threat to the "K" and "KF" models.
Knowing Intel, there is a good chance that Core i9-9900 will start at 65W sometime in the future.