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Intel announces the fastest mainstream processor on the market

The Core i9-9900K boasts speeds up to 5.0 GHz.
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Intel is bringing some serious horsepower to the CPU market with the announcement of its 9th generation Core desktop processors. One of the biggest news items is the Core i9-9900K, a gaming-specific CPU that features 8 cores, 16 threads, and a 16MB Intel Smart Cache. With Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, the chip will be able to achieve speeds of 5 GHz (3.6 GHz base clock speed) right out of the box, allowing for higher frame rates and higher video editing speeds in apps like Adobe Premiere.  

$488, intel.com

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