As Intel prepares for the launch of its 9th generation Core processors (which is supposed to take place sometime between August and September), new information about its top-tier CPUs have appeared online. The CPUs in question appear to be a Core i9-9900K, Core i7-9700K, and Core i5-9600K.
According to sources, the Core i9-9900K in the list will be released for the non-HEDT enthusiast platform, specifically the upcoming Z390 chipset.
The CPU will comes with an 8-cores, 16-threads layout, a 16MB Cache, and is expected to go toe-to-toe with AMD’s own Ryzen 2700X CPU. To sweeten the pot further, the Core i9-9900K will also boost clockspeed of 5GHz out of the box, and a TDP of just 95W, which is actually pretty impressive for an high performance CPU.
What is more surprising is that the Core i9-9900K also appears to be the only CPU that will come with Intel’s Hyperthreading technology. The other two CPUs, the Core i7-9700K and Core i5-9600K, seem to have Hyperthreading disabled on them. Specs-wise, the Core i7-9700K will have 8-cores, 8-threads, while the Core i5-9600K will only have 6-cores, 6-threads.
In terms of clockspeed, the Core i7-9700K will have a default clockspeed of 3.6GHz and boost clockspeed of 4.9GHz, while the Core i5-9600K’s default and boost clockspeed will be rated at 3.7GHz and 4.6GHz, respectively. Like the Core i9-9900K, both the 9th generation Core i7 and Core i5 CPUs will have the same TDP of 95W.
All three CPU will still be based off Intel’s 8th generation Coffee Lake architecture, and as mentioned earlier, they are expected to launch alongside Intel’s new Z390 chipset. Motherboards built on the Z390 chipset are expected to be a slight improvement over the current Z370 chipset, with new features such as native Bluetooth 5.0 support, USB 3.1, and Wireless-AC.