The Core i9-11900K is the flagship CPU of the whole new 11th generation lineup from Intel and with it, you should be able to power an exception rig whether that’s for gaming or creative use.
Intel has unfortunately not been very forgiving with the information about the Intel Core i9-11900K and the 11th gen CPUs as a whole but this article should provide you with as much information as possible at whatever current time we’re in.
As previously stated, the Intel Core i9-11900K is the best of the best when it comes to 11th gen so you’d expect performance to rival that of its AMD Ryzen counterpart – the Ryzen 9 5950X. While we haven’t received the full specs of the Intel Core i9-11900K from Intel themselves, there’s been a bunch of speculation and leaks that we can go off.
You’re likely to take advantage of 8 cores and 16 threads from the i9-11900K as well as 16 MB cache. The base clock will be 3.5 GHz coupled with a boost clock that is likely to be 5.3 GHz for one core and 4.8 GHz for all cores. This is higher than the lower-priced variants as you would expect.
AMD has pipped Intel to the post in terms of releasing their new 5000 series first but, will you be seeing Intel’s retaliation in the very near future? The answer is most certainly yes.
We have no absolute concrete release date attached to the Intel Core i9-11900K but what we do know is that the whole lineup will be made publicly available in March 2021.
Typically, Intel CPUs are pricier than AMD’s but with the Ryzen range appealing to more and more consumers, we could see a shift in Intel’s approach and lower the prices slightly to recuperate some of their lost custom.
Sadly, at this current time, the price of the Intel Core i9-11900K is constantly fluctuating due to demand. But, we expect the Intel Core i9-11900K to come in around $500 no matter what retailer you’re purchasing from.