Intel’s 9th-generation processors could land earlier than expected

Core i9-9900K and i7-9700K turbo clocks revealed - 4.7 GHz with all eight cores

Core i9-9900K and i7-9700K turbo clocks revealed - 4.7 GHz with all eight cores

It's thought that Intel is getting ready to launch 9th generation 14nm++ desktop Core processors, and the first one looks mighty impressive on paper. They won't be the company's Cannon Lake chips based on the 10nm process as they have been delayed until next year.

Intel is reportedly all set to refresh its range of Core processors by launching the ninth-generation models as early as October. The Core i7 has a 12MB cache, the same base clock as the Core i9 but a 4.9-GHz boost clock (single core), and the Core i5 has 9MB cache, 3.7GHz base clock and up to 4.6GHz boost (single core).

Some Intel documentation surfaced on the pending Core i9 9900K and i7 9700K, while most information was already publicly available, the slides also show the various turbo clock frequencies, and they certainly are interesting.

The exact release window of these CPUs still remains unclear, although a recent leak indicated a possible October release of the 9900K, 9700K, and 9600K. There would also be a mid-tier Core i5-9600K processor with six cores, six threads, a 3.7GHz base clock and a 4.3GHz boost with all cores (4.6GHz with one). As Intel is making hyperthreading an i9-only feature, the i7-9700K has eight threads. However, you can expect desktop PCs launching after October 1st to offer support for up to Intel 9th-gen chips. Even the 4-core boost is 4.8GHz while the 6-core boost sits at 4.7GHz alongside the 8-cores at 4.7GHz.

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