There’s been a lot of speculation going around about Intel’s 9th generation CPU line. Although we’re only first getting a Coffee Lake refresh there’s still going to be a step in power that will ultimately make the generation worth getting into. Today we have a special leak come out of Chinese tech site Coolaler, unfortunately it seems that the post leaking the information has been taken down, but nothing is ever gone forever on the internet.
It should be said that the leaks haven’t been confirmed, so far these are rumors and are nothing more. However, they do match up with some of what we’ve been hearing speculation-wise. Specifically, we have news about the i9-9900k CPU that will be carrying 8 cores and 16 threads. We didn’t know the clock speed before, but this leak says that the 9900k will have a base clock speed of 3.6GHz with a turbo boost up to a whopping 5GHz on 95W TDP, something that’s unheard of in most Intel processors. However, that turbo boost speed will only extend up to two cores like the Anniversary edition i7-8086k CPU, except that processor’s turbo only goes across one core.
The second leak pertains to the i7-9700k processor which was rumored before to have 6 cores with 12 threads, this leak says that the processor will actually contain 8 threads with the cores lessened to 8. The base clock for this CPU will be at 3.6 like the 9900k but will only have a turbo boost to 4.9GHz on a single core. And finally we have the leaked specs for the i5-9600k which will have 6 cores with 6 threads and have a base clock of 3.7GHz with a turbo boost up to 4.6 on a single core.
Those are all the rumors that were spread this time, and we still don’t have any idea of a release date for any of these processors. But like I said above, the 9th generation may not be a revolutionary jump, but there is some power to be gained by buying into these processors, and the fact that these can run on current Z370 motherboards without having to upgrade to a Z390 chipset makes the power all that more accessible.