We got a leak again about the 9th generation of Intel processors. Most of the CPUs will not see big changes compared to the 8th generation, because there is a typical refreshment of their predecessors. However, the representative itself – Core i9-9900K will have something to boast about.
And that’s what the cores are. The i9-9900K will offer 8 physical cores for the first time in Intel’s consumer history. These will traditionally be doubled thanks to HyperThreading technology, and the base clock for all of them will be 3.6 GHz. However, automatic overclocking algorithms will raise this value to 5 GHz for 1 or two cores, 4.8 GHz for 4 and 4.7 GHz for 6 to 8 cores. It will conquer the performance rankings with the help of 16 MB shared L3 cache and a TDP of 95 W.
The above processor is a kind of novelty on the market, because the i7-9700K replaces the i7-8700K and reveals Intel’s plans. It is about changes in the possibilities offered, where the “i7” always offered multithreading technology, and now? It doesn’t. 8 physical cores put into the hands of the system only 8 threads. They will have 12 MB of L3 memory (unchanged compared to the predecessor) and higher clocks. I’m talking about the 3.6GHz core that jumps at 4.9GHz, 4.8GHz, 4.7GHz, and 4.6GHz for one, two, four, and eight cores respectively. This value is automatically selected by the processor itself, thanks to the Turbo Boost technology.
The i5-9600K is at the far end, which is the worst-looking chip from the entire gang. The worst in terms of changes compared to Intel Core i5 8th generation. There are 6 physical and 6 logical cores clocked at 3.7 GHz. With high use of both cores, this value will increase to 4.3 GHz, and with single-thread operation – 4.6 GHz. The proper processing of instructions is ensured by the unchanged 9 MB of the third level cache.
The above processors are to work with the current 300 series chipsets, and their premiere is expected sometime in the third quarter of this year. It seems that the company on this occasion changed the Intel Core scheme a bit, where the i7 will no longer offer HyperThreading, which will be reserved for the i9. This is a series that has recently fallen under the traditional consumer perception with HEDT.