Intel's first 9th-generation Core processors may arrive October 1st

Laverne Mann
August 14, 2018

The new processors will feature faster speeds and even more cores, thanks to improvements in the 14nm process node. Finally there's the Core i5-9600K offering six cores and six threads with a base frequency of 3.7GHz boosting to 4.6GHz for one core.

Intel Core i9-9900K, i7-9700K and i5-9600K to launch in October - 08/01/2018 03:19 PMAlright, one more on Intel for today, I promise.

Next is the Core i7-9700K, which is thought to be the first mainstream i7 chip with eight cores.

According to unnamed sources, Intel will release its unlocked CPUs - the Intel i9 9900K, i7 9700K, and i5 9600 - under the 9th gen branding, with the remaining Coffee Lake refresh chips following in Q1, 2019 (now where have we heard that before?).

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The Core i9-9900K will also enjoy high clock speeds. This will also be the mainstream flagship processor, and will feature 16MB of L3 cache, as well as an Intel UHD 620 graphics chip.

Intel's soon the be most high-end desktop processor the Core i9-9900K is the same 8-core part, yet now with HyperThreading enabled (16-threads).

All three processors have a TDP of 95W, with the only other key differences being the cache and price. When all eight cores are engaged, it will still be able to make 4.7GHz, as per WCCFTech. The report notes that Asus, ASRock, MSI, and Gigabyte have all confirmed support for Intel's 9000 series on the entire 300-series motherboards lineup.

If you're looking to buy or build a new gaming rig, then it's probably worth holding out until October to start deciding on components.

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