Rumor: Intel To Release 9th Gen Core Processors on October 1st
Rumors have it that Intel will release its much-anticipated ninth generation of Core processors on October 1st, after an official introduction near the end of September. The flagship CPU, the Core i9 9900K, would feature eight cores and sixteen threads and serves as a response to AMD’s second-generation Ryzen and Threadriper CPUs.
Multiple rumors have been circulating about Intel’s Coffee Lake Refresh line-up of processors for a while now, and all of them suggest a release near the end of September. Intel would be planning to introduce three chips at first – the flagship Core i9 9900K, as well as the more mainstream Core i7 9700K as well as the Intel Core i5 9600K. The new rumors originate from Wccftech, which has been proven to be very reliable in the past.
An interesting note is that Intel seems to have shifted the HyperThreading functionality from the i7 series to the higher positioned i9 chips. In other words, the Core i7 9700K does not feature hyperthreading, although there are eight full cores running at a turbo boost of 4.6 GHz, with a base clock speed of 3.6 GHz. The i9 9900K features the same base clock speed but can boost a little bit further up to 4.7 GHz on all cores. The Core i5 9600K, which is a hexa-core chip, has a base clock speed of 3.7 GHz and a boost of 4.3 GHz on all six cores.
All three models have the ‘K’ suffix, meaning that you’ll be able to easily overclock them with a Z270 or Z370 motherboard. Furthermore, the TDP for all of them has been rated at 95W.