Intel Core i9 9900K pricing leaked — 9th Generation Intel Core CPUs are priced well above expectations
The upcoming 9th Generation Intel Core CPUs might not be affordable at all. The CPUs have been spotted listed for pre-orders on two sites now, priced at €561,10 to €732 (~RM2670 – RM3484) on certain webshops. Interestingly, Intel has been rumored to give the Intel Core i9 9900K soldered heatspreaders.
The Core i7 9700K which is rumored to come in with eight cores and no HyperThreading, is spotted for less, around €460 to €567 (~RM2189 – 2699). That’s quite a huge premium to pay for HyperThreading. On the bright side, you can finally own Intel’s 8-core CPUs without stepping up to the HEDT platform.
The 6-core Intel Core i5 9600K has also been seen for just €299 (RM1423), which points to Intel actually ready to charge customers nearly double for just 2 extra cores. That’s pretty brave of them. We must also remind everyone that the EU actually levies heavy taxes on electronics, so we should be seeing these CPUs for a lot less here.
All the 9th Gen Intel Core CPUs are expected to work on the current Intel Z370 platform, as well as the upcoming Intel Z390 platform bringing more features.
Pokdepinion: Can’t really see anyone getting these CPUs if they are priced so exorbitantly…