Intel 9th Gen CPUs Rumored for October Launch

They won't be the company's Cannon Lake chips based on the 10nm process as they have been delayed until next year.

Come October 1st, Intel will unveil its 9th generation of chips, a new report reveals.

The Core i9-9900K will mark Intel's first step into the consumer 8C/16T processor world, something AMD has absolutely dominated for over a year now with the first-gen Ryzen 7 1800X followed by the new Ryzen 7 2700X.

The Core i9-9900K will also enjoy high clock speeds. It too would start at 3.6GHz, although its boost speed would top out at 4.6GHz for all cores (4.9GHz for one core) and would only support eight threads. Intel notably launched the Core i9-8950HK as the first Core i9 processor for notebooks in April, following the the high-end desktop Core i9 models as part of its Core X-series past year. The chip features 16MB of L3 cache, Intel UHD 620 graphics, and 95W TDP. As Intel is making hyperthreading an i9-only feature, the i7-9700K has eight threads. In a similar fashion, the 9600K will brings things down a notch further to 4.6GHz on one core and 4.3GHz on all six cores.

If you were expecting anything bigger then allow us to disappoint you as, really the ninth-gen chips are mild upgrades on their predecessors, unless Intel has been keeping something very well hidden up its corporate sleeves. Not only will this be the first mainstream desktop Core i9, but it also comes with 8 cores and 16 threads. However, it can turbo at 4.6 GHz maximum on all cores.

  • Fernando Stephens