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Top end 9th gen Intel Core Series processors outlined

by Mark Tyson on 24 July 2018, 11:01

Tags: Intel (NASDAQ:INTC)

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A Chinese site claims to have information about three unlocked Intel Core 9th gen series processors. The processors are the Intel Core i9-9900K, Core i7-9700K, and Core i5-9600K. It is worth noting that the i5-9600K was already accidentally / prematurely listed by Intel in official microcode update guidance material back in early July.

The Coolaler site, via VideoCardz, shared the table below, tabulating the three processors for easy comparison.

While the table row descriptors are in Chinese, it is easy to understand what they refer to. They list: core, threads, base, boost, and caches - in that order. The next rows show the max boost speeds for various numbers of cores enabled. For example, the Core i7-9700K can attain a single core boost of 4.9GHz and all-core boost of 4.6GHz. All three chips in the table are said to have a TDP of just 95W.

The top end Intel Core i9-9900K will be Intel's ammo to battle against AMD's popular and powerful 8C/16T Ryzen processors such as the ZEN+ Ryzen 2700X. One wonders if AMD has a counter in reserve - a powerful 2800X part, for example. It is interesting to see the top Core i7 transition from a 6C/12T part (Core i7-8700K) to 8C/8T with the new Core i7-9700K. Lastly, on paper, the new Core i5-9600K looks only a baby step up from the similar 6C/6T Core i5-8600K.

Intel is expected to launch these chips ahead of Q4 2018. The processors are expected to be compatible with (BIOS updated) existing motherboards based on the 300-series chipset.



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OMG what is Intel doing?
Lastly, on paper, the new Core i5-9600 looks only a baby step up from the similar 6C/6T Core i5-8600. Furthermore, one hopes that Coolaler has got the TDP data wrong for this part - its 8th gen predecessor is 65W.

The table listing is for an i5 9600k. The comparable i5 8600k also has a 95W TDP…
https://ark.intel.com/products/126685/Intel-Core-i5-8600K-Processor-9M-Cache-up-to-4_30-GHz
Soo SMT is now only available on the top-tier CPUs? I wonder why.
Wait, am I reading that correct? They're removing HT from the i7 line up to push it to the i9 line up? What the shizzle my dizzle?
Only reason I'd be interested is if they chose to stop being conmen and support 100 + 200 boards with them. Or, you know, let the board manufacturers support them. I refuse to buy another of the same thing when mine functions fine; just because they want to line pockets. Zen 2, or more accurately another IPC buff on Zen can't come fast enough..