The Intel Core i9-9900KF was launched earlier this yr as one different option to the 9900Okay with out built-in graphics. Nonetheless, Intel priced it nearly identically to the 9900Okay, so there wasn’t a number of a objective to buy it. It dropped to an extra low value $440 two weeks to date, and now it’s accessible for merely $420. For comparability, the full-fledged i9-9900Okay is nonetheless priced at $485.
That’s an 8-core/16-thread processor, constructed on the 14nm Espresso Lake constructing. It has a base frequency of three.6GHz and a max turbo of 5GHz with the right cooling. It is solely a 9900Okay with the built-in graphics disabled, so it’s your alternative a loyal graphics card to place it to make use of the least bit. Essentially, a high-end gaming PC with out any discrete GPU might very successfully be a bit silly.