So, new information has come to light concerning what could be the next generation of Intel processors. Since debuting the i9 recently (which has also worked its way into a mobile platform with the i9-8950HK), wccftech posted the next line of Intel processors. The ninth generation of CPUs see the i9 come to mainstream market along with a new i7 and i5. I know you’re wondering the specs of these CPUs, so look down below:
- Intel Core i9-9900K (est: 8 Core / 16 Threads)
- Intel Core i7-9700K (est: 6 Core / 12 Threads)
- Intel Core i5-9600K (est: 6 Core / 6 Threads)
One thing to note is that these are the estimated specs for each processor, these are based on the top SKU being an i9, which would most likely be carrying 8 cores to rival AMD since Intel hasn’t created a CPU with that many cores. The i5 and i7 processors are going to be slightly less powerful than that, created for the sole purpose of holding AMD at their 6 core game.
These processors are going to be for the new Z390 chipset that has finally been confirmed, which is going to improve over the Z370 chipset by having six USB 3.1 gen 2 ports, ten USB 3.1 gen 1 ports, and onboard Wifi and Bluetooth capabilities.
The interesting thing here is that in this list there is something notable missing, an i3 processor. That’s not to say that there isn’t going to be one announced in the future, it would a weird move to stop that line. Not everybody wants to pay out of their butt for insane processing power, not to mention that a lot of mid-budget laptops on the market carry i3s, it’s a good middle of the road option.