Intel has long been rumoured to be working on the next generation of ultra-performance CPUs. The rumoured Core i9 processor has been periodically popping up in rumors, and now a latest leak sheds light on its specifications. With Computex 2017 around the corner, Intel might take the centre stage to unveil a new line of high-end Core i9 desktop CPUs with 12-cores. With the new CPU s Intel would be challenging AMD s latest generation of Ryzen chips. Also Read - HP Spectre x360 series, Envy series new variants launched with 11th Gen Intel Core processorsAlso Read - Intel announces 11th Gen Tiger Lake processors for Chromebooks
The leak comes in the form of a blurry screenshot posted on Anandtech forum, which details the next-gen Intel processors. The new chipsets are likely to be aimed at professionals and hardcore users. With 12-cores and power consumption of 140W, the Core i9 could be the most powerful CPU in town. Based on the naming nomenclature and the specifications, the Core i9 will sit right above the current top-end offering, Core i7 line. Also Read - Asus updates its ROG, TUF and VivoBook gaming series with 10th Gen Intel processors
For a long time, Core i7 has been the highest-performing consumer chip for a long time. Although Intel also makes more powerful Xeon processor for professional and server use, the Core I X series is aimed for consumers. From what we can see in the screenshot, the Core i9 line up four different chipsets Core i9-7800X with six cores and 12 threads and Core i9-7820X with eight cores and 16 threads, both featuring 28 PCIe lanes. ALSO READ: Intel bets big on India to boost artificial intelligence usage
Configuration of other two would include – Core i9-7900X with 10 cores and 20 threads, and lastly the top end chipset Core i9-7920X with 12-cores and 24 threads, both featuring 44 PCIe lanes. The clock speed of these chipsets are expected to be between 3.3GHz to 4.3GHz or more.
Intel could also add two new chipsets to the Core i7 line up – Core i7-7640K with four cores and four threads, and Core i7-7740K with four cores and eight threads. The Core i9 Skylake-X and Core i7 Kaby Lake-X processors are likely to run on Intel s X99/LGA2066 platform, along with support for quad-channel DDR4-2666 memory. ALSO READ: Innovation fundamental for India to become digital economy: Intel
Soon after details of Core i9 CPUs leaked, details about AMD s Ryzen 9 also surfaced. The processor is rumored to feature 16 cores and 32 threads, with clock speed of 3.5GHz in normal mode, and up to 3.9GHz with Turbo Boost frequency. As of now, release date and other details about the new Intel and AMD chipsets are scarce, but with Computex 2017 taking place later this month, full details could be expected soon.