Intel is planning to release its ninth-generation Core processors on 1 October, according to fresh reports.
The range will include the Core i9-9900K, which will come with 16MB level one cache, eight cores and 16 threads running at a standard 3.6GHz, but capable of boosting a single or dual core up to 5GHz - or 6-8 cores up to 4.7GHz. The price is expected to be around $450 in a bid to take on AMD's Ryzen 7 and first-generation Threadripper CPUs.
The Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 CPUs, though, will not feature multithreading.
That's all according to WCCFTech, which cites sources in the industry and an "embargoed document".
However, given Intel's delays in shifting its foundries to 10nm process architecture, the ninth-generation CPUs will all be 14nm parts. 10nm parts are expected to be introduced next year towards the end of the year, well after AMD has shifted to 7nm.
First to arrive among the slew of ninth-generation Core processors are the aforementioned Core i9-9900K, the Core i7-9700K and the Core i5-9600K - the ‘K' suffix denoting that they are sold unlocked and overclockable.
The Core i7-9700K will offer eight cores and eight threads, a 12MB cache, a base clock speed of 3.6GHz and a boost clock of between 4.6GHz and 4.9GHz, depending on the number of cores boosted. The price has been pinned at about $350.
The $250 Core i5-9600K, meanwhile, will get by with six cores and six threads and a base clock speed of 3.7GHz. It will have a 9MB cache and be capable of boosting 1-6 cores to between 4.3GHz and 4.6GHz.
All three of the parts will have a TDP of 95 watts, while the remaining desktop parts will have a TDP of 65 watts and the ‘T' suffixed laptop CPUs have a TDP of 35 watts.
Specs for Intel's 9th generation Core CPUs
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