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Keeping Intel's high-end CPUs cool

Intel has launched its ninth-gen Core desktop processors, including the high-end Core i9-9900K, at an event in New York. On hand were several major PC brands, each showing off existing gaming desktops, newly configured with ninth-gen chips. But beyond those off-the-shelf machines, overclockers showed off massively overclocked chips, kept cool using liquid nitrogen. 

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Don't try this at home

This is, of course, not a typical consumer use case, but made for a cool-looking "don't try this at home" demo. 

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HP Omen

HP has upgraded one of its existing Omen desktops with a Core i-9 9900K.

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HP Omen

This particular HP system was being used to demo a live Counter-Strike game. 

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Falcon Northwest Fragbox

One of our favorite small form-factor desktops, the Fragbox.

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Falcon Northwest Fragbox

Falcon Northwest will also be putting these new chips (and Nvidia's new RTX 2080 GPU) into a wide variety of desktop systems. 

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Alienware Aurora

Alienware head Frank Azor was on hand to talk about Dell's interest in the new Intel parts, seen here in the Aurora desktop. 

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Alienware Aurora

Dell also recently announced a new laptop, the 15-inch Alienware m15, but mobile versions of the ninth-gen Intel CPUs will likely have to wait until next year.

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Acer Predator

Acer's Predator line of gaming laptops are adding ninth-gen CPU options.

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Acer Predator

A side window on the case shows off the new components inside. 

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HP Omen

A different HP Omen desktop, this time showing off the Nvidia GTX card inside. Intel's performance demo scores were based on the GTX 1080Ti, not the new RTX 2080 GPU. 

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Current desktop designs with new CPUs

A lineup of products from Dell, HP and Lenovo -- each an existing desktop design, upgraded with Intel's new CPUs.

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Lenovo Legion

Lenovo's compact gaming desktop get the ninth-gen treatment. 

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Asus Strix GL12CX

A new version of an Asus desktop, now called the Strix GL12CX, which Asus has said will be available with both Core i7 and Core i9 ninth-gen Intel processors. 

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Asus Strix GL12CX

This Asus desktop had a custom Call of Duty design etched into its side panel. Because otherwise you might mistake it for a nongaming PC, of course. 

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And more to come

Intel showed off a long list of ninth-gen ecosystem parters, including PC makers and component companies. For example, Origin PC will offer the new Core i5/i7/i9 processors on not only gaming desktops, but also select gaming laptops, such as the EON17-X, which can be configured with full desktop CPUs, rather than laptop ones. 

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