Intel Core i9

Intel Core i9
Actual generation: 12.
Actual architecture: Alder Lake S
Technology: 10 nm
Since 2017, the Intel Core i9 processors have stood for maximum performance in the end customer segment. The Intel Core i9 processors have even more cores than Intel's previous top series, the Core i7. As of 2022, Intel will be offering the Intel Core i9 processors with up to 14 CPU cores in the mobile sector and with up to 16 CPU cores in the mainstream desktop sector. In order to enable the high clock rates, only the best chips are used in the Intel Core i9 series.

The Intel Core i9 processors have high basic clock rates, which can be significantly increased again in Turbo mode. Since these are very powerful processors, both notebooks and desktop PCs or workstations must be very well cooled in order not to limit the full performance of the processors. Apple has installed a new cooling technology in the Apple MacBook 16 to ensure maximum performance.

All Intel Core i9 processors with a K in the product designation can be overclocked, there are even mobile processors with a free multiplier. These can be recognized by a final HK in the product designation. Since 2019, Intel has also been offering the so-called F variants, in which the internal graphics card (iGPU) is deactivated. In return, the processors are available at a reduced price.

Since the end of 2019, competitor AMD has been countering the Intel Core i9 processors with the Ryzen 9 processors, which are currently available with up to 16 cores in the mainstream desktop area. The Intel processors are manufactured in a process called Intel 7 (approx. 10 nm), which is said to be roughly comparable to TSMC's 7 nm production. Technically, the current Intel processors are roughly on the same level as the AMD models.

The Intel Core i9 processors can manage at least 128 GB of RAM in at least two memory channels. With the high-end desktop platforms, up to 256 GB of main memory in 4 memory channels is possible.

All Intel Core i9 CPUs


Processor Generation
Intel Core i9-12900 Intel Core i9-12900
16C 24T @ 2.40 GHz
12.
Intel Core i9-12900E Intel Core i9-12900E
16C 24T @ 2.30 GHz
12.
Intel Core i9-12900F Intel Core i9-12900F
16C 24T @ 2.40 GHz
12.
Intel Core i9-12900H Intel Core i9-12900H
14C 20T @ 1.80 GHz
12.
Intel Core i9-12900HK Intel Core i9-12900HK
14C 20T @ 1.80 GHz
12.
Intel Core i9-12900HX Intel Core i9-12900HX
16C 24T @ 1.80 GHz
12.
Intel Core i9-12900K Intel Core i9-12900K
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
12.
Intel Core i9-12900KF Intel Core i9-12900KF
16C 24T @ 3.20 GHz
12.
Intel Core i9-12900KS Intel Core i9-12900KS
16C 24T @ 3.40 GHz
12.
Intel Core i9-12900T Intel Core i9-12900T
16C 24T @ 1.40 GHz
12.
Intel Core i9-12900TE Intel Core i9-12900TE
16C 24T @ 1.10 GHz
12.
Intel Core i9-12950HX Intel Core i9-12950HX
16C 24T @ 2.50 GHz
12.
Intel Core i9-11900 Intel Core i9-11900
8C 16T @ 2.50 GHz
11.
Intel Core i9-11900F Intel Core i9-11900F
8C 16T @ 2.50 GHz
11.
Intel Core i9-11900H Intel Core i9-11900H
8C 16T @ 2.50 GHz
11.
Intel Core i9-11900K Intel Core i9-11900K
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
11.
Intel Core i9-11900KB Intel Core i9-11900KB
8C 16T @ 3.30 GHz
11.
Intel Core i9-11900KF Intel Core i9-11900KF
8C 16T @ 3.50 GHz
11.
Intel Core i9-11900T Intel Core i9-11900T
8C 16T @ 1.50 GHz
11.
Intel Core i9-11950H Intel Core i9-11950H
8C 16T @ 2.60 GHz
11.
Intel Core i9-11980HK Intel Core i9-11980HK
8C 16T @ 3.30 GHz
11.
Intel Core i9-10850K Intel Core i9-10850K
10C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
10.
Intel Core i9-10885H Intel Core i9-10885H
8C 16T @ 2.40 GHz
10.
Intel Core i9-10900 Intel Core i9-10900
10C 20T @ 2.80 GHz
10.
Intel Core i9-10900E Intel Core i9-10900E
10C 20T @ 2.80 GHz
10.
Intel Core i9-10900F Intel Core i9-10900F
10C 20T @ 2.80 GHz
10.
Intel Core i9-10900K Intel Core i9-10900K
10C 20T @ 3.70 GHz
10.
Intel Core i9-10900KF Intel Core i9-10900KF
10C 20T @ 3.70 GHz
10.
Intel Core i9-10900T Intel Core i9-10900T
10C 20T @ 1.90 GHz
10.
Intel Core i9-10900TE Intel Core i9-10900TE
10C 20T @ 1.80 GHz
10.
Intel Core i9-10900X Intel Core i9-10900X
10C 20T @ 3.70 GHz
10.
Intel Core i9-10910 Intel Core i9-10910
10C 20T @ 3.60 GHz
10.
Intel Core i9-10920X Intel Core i9-10920X
12C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
10.
Intel Core i9-10940X Intel Core i9-10940X
14C 28T @ 3.30 GHz
10.
Intel Core i9-10980HK Intel Core i9-10980HK
8C 16T @ 2.40 GHz
10.
Intel Core i9-10980XE Intel Core i9-10980XE
18C 36T @ 3.00 GHz
10.
Intel Core i9-9820X Intel Core i9-9820X
10C 20T @ 3.30 GHz
9.
Intel Core i9-9880H Intel Core i9-9880H
8C 16T @ 2.30 GHz
9.
Intel Core i9-9900 Intel Core i9-9900
8C 16T @ 3.10 GHz
9.
Intel Core i9-9900K Intel Core i9-9900K
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
9.
Intel Core i9-9900KF Intel Core i9-9900KF
8C 16T @ 3.60 GHz
9.
Intel Core i9-9900KS Intel Core i9-9900KS
8C 16T @ 4.00 GHz
9.
Intel Core i9-9900T Intel Core i9-9900T
8C 16T @ 2.10 GHz
9.
Intel Core i9-9900X Intel Core i9-9900X
10C 20T @ 3.50 GHz
9.
Intel Core i9-9920X Intel Core i9-9920X
12C 24T @ 3.50 GHz
9.
Intel Core i9-9940X Intel Core i9-9940X
14C 28T @ 3.30 GHz
9.
Intel Core i9-9960X Intel Core i9-9960X
16C 32T @ 3.10 GHz
9.
Intel Core i9-9980HK Intel Core i9-9980HK
8C 16T @ 2.40 GHz
9.
Intel Core i9-9980XE Intel Core i9-9980XE
18C 36T @ 3.00 GHz
9.
Intel Core i9-9990XE Intel Core i9-9990XE
14C 28T @ 4.00 GHz
9.




Intel Core i9 generation list

Name Generation Segment Technology Architecture
Intel Core i 12000 12. Desktop / Server 10 nm Alder Lake S
Intel Core i 12000H 12. Mobile 10 nm Alder Lake H
Intel Core i 11000H 11. Mobile 10 nm Tiger Lake H
Intel Core i 11000 11. Desktop / Server 14 nm Rocket Lake S
Intel Core i 10000 10. Desktop / Server 14 nm Comet Lake S
Intel Core i 10000H 10. Mobile 14 nm Comet Lake H
Intel Core i 10000X 10. Desktop / Server 14 nm Cascade Lake
Intel Core i 9000 9. Desktop / Server 14 nm Coffee Lake S Refresh
Intel Core i 9000H 9. Mobile 14 nm Coffee Lake H Refresh
Intel Core i 9000X 9. Desktop / Server 14 nm Skylake X Refresh
Intel Core i 8000H 8. Mobile 14 nm Coffee Lake H
Intel Core i 7000X 7. Desktop / Server 14 nm Skylake X




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