Intel 9th-generation CPUs: Everything you need to know about Intel’s new desktop chips

The latest range of processors is here – but what’s really new in the Coffee Lake refresh?

  • Higher clock speeds
  • Core i7 gets more physical cores
  • Protection against security flaws
  • Same GPU as last year
  • Same 14nm process as last year
  • Same internal design as last year

Intel has unveiled the first of its 9th-generation processors, but if you were expecting big things then prepare to be disappointed: they’re very similar to the 8th-generation models. They do however introduce some manufacturing changes that should deliver a performance boost, so if you’re in the market for a desktop PC, the new options are well worth checking out.

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