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

 Intel Core i9-9960X 4.4 GHz: was $1699, now $1299
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 at Tom's Hardware US. She manages the Pi projects of the month and much of our daily Raspberry Pi reporting.

  • 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.