Intel is expected to launch the 9th generation Intel Core processors on October 1. According to Wccftech, Intel will introduce new desktop processors with more cores and faster clocks based on the existing 14nm architecture, since 10nm Cannon Lake chips have been delayed until 2019. It is reported to bring new Core i5, i7, and i9 unlocked SKU family along with the Z390 series chips on October 1 which will be marketed as Intel’s 9th generation family of processors.
The leaked detailed documents suggest that the first mainstream Intel’s Core i9-9900K desktop processor will include 16MB of L3 cache and UHD 620 graphics. It is expected to ship with 8 cores and 16 threads. It is reported to get 3.6GHz base clock, and a 5.0GHz boost clocks in single and dual core operations. The 4 core boost is rated at 4.8GHz and the 6 or 8 core boost is rated at 4.7GHz.
The 9th gen Core i7 processor is expected to ship with 8 cores and 8 threads. Previous rumors has suggested it to be as a 6 core and 12 thread chip. The upcoming chip will have 12 MB of L3 cache. Coming to the 9th gen Intel Core i5-9600K, it will boast of a 6 core and 6 thread part with 9 MB of L3 cache, and it is very similar to the Core i5-8600K. But report notes that the difference will be of higher clock speeds of 3.7 GHz base, 4.6 GHz boost (1 core), 4.5 GHz (2 core), 4.4 GHz (4 core) and 4.3 GHz (6 core).
Intel will reportedly release the unlocked SKUs first, followed by the rest of the 9th generation processors next year in Q1 2019. These upcoming 9th generation Intel processors will retain compatibility with the current 300-series motherboards along with the new Z390 platform.