Intel Core i9-9960X (4.4GHz turbo) $400 Off on Newegg

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A seriously powerful desktop rig needs a quality CPU. This Intel CPU uses Skylake microarchitecture—while this isn't the latest release from Intel, it's definitely one of the most powerful. This particular model, the Intel Core i9-9960X, was released in October of 2018.

 Intel Core i9-9960X 4.4 GHz: was $1699, now $1299

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This is a high-end CPU for a high-end machine. It's a 16 core processor with a max turbo frequency of 4.4 GHz. It's currently on Newegg for 24% off.

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SpecsIntel Core i9-9960X
Socket TypeLGA 2066
Core NameSkylake X
Operating Frequency3.1 GHZ
Max Turbo4.4 GHz
Memory TypesDDR4 2666

Needless to say, this isn't for your Grandma's Facebook and email machine. This chip is best suited for high-quality gaming rigs and industrial-scale computers. With 16 cores and a max Turbo speed of 4.4GHz, it's hard to imagine not using this chip to its fullest potential.

Since this is a newer CPU, it's hard to get your hands on it at a discounted price. It usually retails for $1699 on Newegg but has a discounted price of $1299 for a limited time—that saves you at least $400. If you want something a little more budget-friendly, check out our list of CPU deals on our Black Friday tech deals page.

Ash Hill
Freelance News and Features Writer

Ash Hill is a Freelance News and Features Writer with a wealth of experience in the hobby electronics, 3D printing and PCs. She manages the Pi projects of the month and much of our daily Raspberry Pi reporting while also finding the best coupons and deals on all tech.

  • LordConrad
    For the same number of cores, I'd rather go with the Ryzen 3950X and save $550.
  • nrdwka
    admin said:
    Get your hands on this 16 core processor at a great deal.

    Intel Core i9-9960X (4.4GHz turbo) $400 Off on Newegg : Read more
    what a point to buy that cpu?
    9900K/KS a lot cheaper and faster.
    Need more pcie lines? There is AMD.

    Even new 18c intel is cheaper, at 1k$
  • jimmysmitty
    Its a nice deal but not a good deal, especially with the 10th gen going to be half that price.