Intel 8th generation and 9th generation CPU list leaked, includes Core i9 mobile processor


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Intel introduced the first of its 8th generation Core CPU family in August with the launch of the Kaby Lake Refresh notebook processors, and followed this up with the long-awaited Coffee Lake desktop chips in October. Now, the rest of the eighth-gen chips’ details have leaked, along with information on the 9th generation of desktop and mobile CPUs.

Aida64, a popular system information, diagnostics, and auditing app, has included a number of unannounced Intel processors in its latest Beta. The SKU names were defined by Intel and are expected to launch in early 2018.

The release notes identify a host of upcoming mobile and desktop Core i3, i5, and i7 CPUs, along with a Core i9-8950HK, which will be the first Coffee Lake i9 CPU—and it’s for laptops. This overclockable flagship is part of the Coffee Lake-H MB (mobile) family, and previous Geekbench leaks suggest this model is of the 6 Core/12 Thread variety. Current Coffee Lake desktop chips with that same number of cores/threads fall under the i7 brand, but seeing as the i9-8950HK is part of the high-end Coffee Lake laptop series it gets the i9 designation.

We also see other 8th generation mobile processors on the list, which are expected to be based on Coffee Lake-H, rather than Kaby Lake Refresh, and follow the same core counts as its namesake desktop family: Core i3 will be quad-core, Core i5 will be six-core, and Core i7 parts will be six-core with hyperthreading.

As reported back in October, the new naming system for Pentium CPUs is confirmed. Pentium Gold processors use the Core microarchitecture, while Pentium Silver is made up of Atom parts. We also see a number of Coffee Lake-S processors, only six of which have already been launched. Interestingly, it includes a Core i5-8650K.

Finally, there are the 9th generation processors. Right now, there’s very little known about this generation, but Intel did say this successor to the 8th gen family would utilize 10nm+ process technology. Anandtech speculates that those 9000 series CPUs could be part of a Coffee Lake Refresh, or it could be Ice Lake. If you were wondering where the 10-nanometer Cannon Lake fits into all this, it’s suspected that the architecture will be focused on smaller, mobile CPUs that are easier to make when chip yields are poor.

Here's a full list of the unreleased 8th gen and 9th gen Intel processors on Aida64's list:

8th generation:

  • Intel Core i3-8000
  • Intel Core i3-8000T
  • Intel Core i3-8020
  • Intel Core i3-8020T
  • Intel Core i3-8100T
  • Intel Core i3-8120
  • Intel Core i3-8120T
  • Intel Core i3-8300T
  • Intel Core i3-8320
  • Intel Core i3-8320T
  • Intel Core i5-8300H
  • Intel Core i5-8400B
  • Intel Core i5-8400H
  • Intel Core i5-8400T
  • Intel Core i5-8420
  • Intel Core i5-8420T
  • Intel Core i5-8500
  • Intel Core i5-8500B
  • Intel Core i5-8500T
  • Intel Core i5-8550
  • Intel Core i5-8650
  • Intel Core i5-8650K

9th Generation:

  • Intel Core i3-9000
  • Intel Core i3-9000T
  • Intel Core i3-9100
  • Intel Core i3-9100T
  • Intel Core i3-9300
  • Intel Core i3-9300T
  • Intel Core i5-9400
  • Intel Core i5-9400T
  • Intel Core i5-9500
  • Intel Core i5-9600
  • Intel Core i5-9600K

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If you already bought something, just wait till 2020 for 7nm, hopefully that will be something to see.


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Still doing just fine with Sky. Out of my 6700 and 1080 gfx, I'd bet upgrading the gfx will happen way sooner. Will probably wait another year to upgrade my cpu.


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That's when I'll be upgrading. On a 1700x right now but def excited for higher IPC with Zen2
It's not just higher IPC, the smaller process allows for higher frequencies, lower power draw, and all under a smaller footprint. I have no idea what AMD will do with the extra die space, potentially just decrease the die size meaning they can fit even more of then on the next gen threadripper or increase the cache size.
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With current RAM prices I will not upgrade my PC in a long time. I have the 1080 Ti and just upgraded from an i5 6600K to an i7 7700K (the top CPU supported by my Z170 mobo). Maybe in 2020-2021.
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I don't remember one generation of Intel CPU-s that wasn't leaked. I'd say Intel leaks them by themselves.


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Im totally fine with my 4790k for desktop for a few more years. Def looking @ 10nm and 6 core for my aging laptop tho. 15 hour battery life on a 6 core 10nm cpu? Yes plz!!!
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Are they going to give us a decent number of PCIe lanes with the new processor or will you have to pay $1000 for a CPU that STILL has less lanes than a $350 AMD CPU? WTF intel???