Intel this week unveiled its next generation of Core processors with improved performance and enhanced security, including hardware-level protections against side-channel vulnerabilities such as Spectre and Meltdown.
The ninth-generation Core processors are targeted at desktop PCs, with a focus on gaming—although one solution provider told CRN USA that he expects demand for the chip beyond just gaming users.
Also known as Intel's Coffee Lake-S Refresh, the ninth-gen Core chips are available for pre-order now with shipping to begin 19 October.
What follows are five key things to know about Intel's ninth-gen Core processors.
This article originally appeared at crn.com