Monday, August 27th 2018

9th Gen Core Processor Price Leak by Czech Retailers Drop Hints on Possible MSRP

A number of retailers across Europe are coming up with early pricing of Intel's 9th generation Core-K processors, codenamed "Whiskey Lake" or "Coffee Lake Refresh." One such set of pricing, compiled by Czech publication Alza.cz confirms that our suspicions that Intel will establish a new $500-ish price-point in its MSDT (mainstream desktop) segment. We are not counting the anomalous / limited-edition Core i7-8086K in our assertion. The current Core i5-8600K is a $250-ish product, while the current platform flagship Core i7-8700K remains around $350. The upcoming Core i5-9600K (6-core/6-thread) and Core i7-9700K (8-core/8-thread) will succeed the two at nearly identical price-points. We expect Core i9-9900K to have a premium price around the $500-mark.

Intel arrested the growing popularity of AMD's Ryzen 5 1600 earlier this year, with its 8th generation Core i5 processors. The 2nd generation Ryzen 5 series only trade blows with Intel's competing offerings, with the Ryzen 5 2600X at best edging past the i5-8600K with a wafer-thin margin, in price-performance and absolute-performance. The Ryzen 7 2700X has more merits over the 6-core/12-thread i7-8700K, besides a slightly lower price, creating a competitive uncertainty that works to AMD's advantage; and which Intel hopes to plug with the 8-core/8-thread i7-9700K. The 8-core/16-thread i9-9900K could be double-digit percentage faster owing to HyperThreading and larger cache, and Intel could look to monetize that with a premium price.
Source: Alza.cz
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59 Comments on 9th Gen Core Processor Price Leak by Czech Retailers Drop Hints on Possible MSRP

#1
R0H1T
Well they're Intel they can do anything, at least they think they can, & get away with it :rolleyes:
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#2
TheLostSwede
Well, this wasn't really unexpected, more cores cost more money so...
That said, prices for higher end computer parts are getting silly.
I guess that's the downside of duopoly for both CPUs and graphics cards.
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#3
mcraygsx
Refresh looks good on paper but what are they doing about Spectre, Meltdown and Foreshadow vulnerabilities at this stage. Hyper Threading is a security risk in its own corner.
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#4
RejZoR
Apart from raw clock speed, congratulations Intel, you've just released a competing product for Ryzen 1800X from 2 years ago. XD
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#5
champsilva
"RejZoR said:
Apart from raw clock speed, congratulations Intel, you've just released a competing product for Ryzen 1800X from 2 years ago. XD
Wth, 1800X isnt a good CPU, a lot of issues and also high memory latency.

This CPU will be better then a 2700X.
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#6
TheLostSwede
"mcraygsx said:
Refresh looks good on paper but what are they doing about Spectre, Meltdown and Foreshadow vulnerabilities at this stage. Hyper Threading is a security risk in its own corner.
Good thing only the 9900K has it then...

"champsilva said:
Wth, 1800X isnt a good CPU, a lot of issues and also high memory latency.

This CPU will be better then a 2700X.
You mad because you only have a dual core CPU with HT? Or you just trying to take the piss for no reason?
Sure, AMD has things they can improve, but how can you say it's a bad CPU? It might not be as good as Intel for gaming, but it's way better for a lot of other things that requires more than a single thread.
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#7
RejZoR
"1800X isn't a good CPU"

Ok, how much is Intel paying you? 1800X has literally shaken the whole CPU industry. It may not be perfect, but without it, Intel would still be selling ridiculously expensive 4 and 6 cores even today...
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#8
mcraygsx
"champsilva said:
Wth, 1800X isnt a good CPU, a lot of issues and also high memory latency.

This CPU will be better then a 2700X.
This has to be a joke. AMD Zen architecture is the reason an average consumer can easily afford something more then Quad Core in their system. If it were up to INTEL, we'd still be paying premium for their eXtreme series Hex Core processors and motherboards. At the same time I have never owned an AMD product for myself but I am glad they are taking away market shares from Intel at this point.
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#9
Vya Domus
"champsilva said:

This CPU will be better then a 2700X.
A new CPU better than an old one ? Astonishing insight mate.
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#10
nickbaldwin86
For $350 I will take a 9700K today... right now! would go great in my z370 Classified EVGA board and would love to replace my 8350k running @ 5Ghz for a CPU that would OC to 5Ghz with a tick of a multiplier.
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#11
GorbazTheDragon
Oooooooooh baby I wonder what's gonna happen to all those low end boards with "multicore enhancement" or whatever they call it enabled out of the box
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#12
noel_fs
YIKES

gtfo intel you can't keep scaming your customers
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#13
oxidized
"RejZoR said:
Apart from raw clock speed, congratulations Intel, you've just released a competing product for Ryzen 1800X from 2 years ago. XD
LMAO.
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#14
Liquid Cool
I don't follow these releases all that closely anymore. Frankly, because I'm getting older and have problems in life to deal with. Although, I do watch the news releases on this website. I could have swore the 8th gen just came out a few months back? I'm not seeing the advantages to releasing these processors at an accelerated pace....which I imagine makes their current inventory obsolete. Tongue in cheek of course, but it appears as though they're on the same release schedule as Firefox and Chrome.

I'm so far behind what's going on....I still love the 2500k's. I also freely admit...anymore....I(and my wallet) just can't keep up. :)

Best,

Liquid Cool
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#15
dirtyferret
fantastic I can finally upgrade my slow 8600k to a super fast 9600k for only $270

on a side not I wonder what the turbo on a 9700 non K would be?
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#16
DeathtoGnomes
"champsilva said:
Wth, 1800X isnt a good CPU, a lot of issues and also high memory latency.

This CPU will be better then a 2700X.
Please go back to Tom's Hardware. This is something the editor over there would say.

I do hope Intel can get Etailers to stick to the MSRP, my stocks depend on this.
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#17
cucker tarlson
"RejZoR said:
Apart from raw clock speed, congratulations Intel, you've just released a competing product for Ryzen 1800X from 2 years ago. XD


:laugh:

10% faster than 1800X in CPU heavy work before OC, need I really mention gaming ? 7 months between them. Funny how your purchase choices can blur your vision and mess with numbers you see......
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#18
CandymanGR
Some with IHS soldered, and some with thermal paste. I will laugh a lot when the i5 6 core processors will have 20c-25c higher temp difference, even if the consumption is lower than the i7.
Classic intel. We love you!
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#19
JRid
Still will go with AMD next build
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#20
TheTechGuy1337
Still rocking i7 ivy bridge and haswell in my home. I'm almost itching to upgrade, but honestly I would not notice the difference in performance in real world scenarios. I've got a modest oc on both cpu's atm. Maybe when there comes a time where I want to watch a movie, play a game, render a video, and twitch stream at the same time.....I might consider the extra core count then lol...
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#21
TheOne
If true this is where I thought they would be, the i9 is a $1000+ HEDT CPU there isn't much chance they would sell it for $400 in the consumer market.

Also still interested in seeing how the 9700K will compare to the 8700K.
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#22
kastriot
Expensive and using paste again to lower costs, lol what a greedy bastards..
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#23
Octopuss
So the prices will be lower? On Guru3D, I read that 9900K was supposed to cost about €720.
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#24
bug
So much drama for prices that are clearly marked as estimates in that picture...
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#25
RejZoR
The paste thing under IHS is the single largest oxymoron in entire history of pretty much everything. When it comes to thermals, the more direct contact it is, the better. And here they go sandwiching a piece of metal between two layers of thermal grease (coz you need to put some for the heatsink) and slamming it on a CPU.

With solder, it entirely falls down to how cheap you are with the thermal paste, that will be the results you'll have. But now, you can smear the best shit on top that can conduct the heat of thousand suns and it'll just do nothing because there is some generic crap grease under the IHS gimping it all. Stop being cheap Intel and use god damn solder even on 9600K.

Make no mistake, I'm criticizing Intel for lazy core progress and garbage design decisions like toothpaste under the IHS. These will be great clock wise for gaming because they just run high.
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