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Intel lists '9th-generation' Core CPUs: Core i3-9000 up to Core i5-9600K

By midian182 · 10 replies
Jul 3, 2018
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  1. The first solid information we heard about the 9000-series CPUs arrived last November, when Aida64, a popular system information, diagnostics, and auditing app, included them in its latest Beta.

    While some speculated that the successor to the 8th generation family could be the 10nm+ Ice Lake, others believed it would be part of a Coffee Lake Refresh. Interestingly, all the six-core CPUs named in Intel’s document fall under the Coffee Lake S code name and are part of its “8th generation Intel Core Processor Family,” not 9th generation as one might expect. All of which seems to confirm this is a refresh of Coffee Lake.

    The Microcode update also contains two i3 CPUs: an i3-9000 and i3-9100. Both of these are listed as quad-core chips.

    Additionally, there’s no mention of Intel’s Core i7-9700K chips, which likely suggests this is an 8-core processor. A recent report from WCCFTech claims this isn’t the case, and that the CPU will arrive with 6 cores/12 threads—the same number of cores as the 6 core/6 thread i5-9600K. The Core i9-9900K, which is also absent from intel’s documents, will reportedly feature 8 cores/16 threads.

    Intel’s Z390 chipset is expected to launch alongside the new processors. A diagram on Intel’s website, since removed, showed there were few new features compared to the current Z370, such as integrated wireless 802.11ac and Bluetooth 5.0 functionality. But last week brought reports that Intel had abandoned plans for a new product and would simply rebrand the Z370 as Z390.

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  2. erickmendes

    erickmendes TS Evangelist Posts: 573   +247

    Let the rebadging games begin.
  3. Exarian

    Exarian TS Rookie

    So we still don't 100% know if the z370 will support this series?
  4. Sausagemeat

    Sausagemeat TS Maniac Posts: 409   +205

    Ugh rebrands. I guess that’s what happens when you’re already ahead of your competition. Who knows what Intel might have released if Zen+ had been more than an incremental upgrade. If the K version of these chips don’t hit 5ghz boost clocks like the limited edition 8086K then I will be disappointed. As for the 8 core, well I couldn’t care less, Intels 6 core chips have way more multithreaded performance than I or the vast majority of users would ever need. I guess Intel are just releasing it to top benchmark charts and I imagine they will charge through the nose for it. What I would love to see is an IPC increase. Feels like it’s been nearly a decade since I’ve seen a major bump in that area. Any chip company able to deliver a decent IPC upgrade over our current parts would make a killing in my opinion.

    Der8auer recently stated to the PC Gamer that there are some exciting things coming for gamers from Intel towards the end of the year. I’m curious as to what he means as this doesn’t look like it.
    hahahanoobs likes this.
  5. Tom01

    Tom01 TS Rookie Posts: 26   +10

    The IPC cannot not be improved significantly anymore.
    More Cores is the Way to go.
  6. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 1,550   +1,768

    Great, now about all that software that is not naturally about to take advantage of multiple cores.......

    "MOAR CORES" doesnt work if the software cant take advantage of it, we have seen this since, what, 15 years ago?
    hahahanoobs likes this.
  7. Evernessince

    Evernessince TS Evangelist Posts: 4,008   +3,503

    Well, not with Intel's current architecture. According to recent research though, chips with a dedicated intercommunication network in between dies (like infinity fabric) can actually get lower latency than monolithic chips.


    It's becoming more and more apparent that MCM is the way to go.

    Maybe he was talking about GPU news from Intel.
  8. moon982

    moon982 TS Rookie Posts: 23

    I wish Intel was quality over quality.

    Only bring out a small number of CPU's every year than bringing out lots and lots of CPU's every here and performance being very small.
    erickmendes likes this.
  9. Abraka

    Abraka TS Addict Posts: 176   +54

    Just fixing the bugs in microcode and rebranding?
    Because when it comes to the quantity of security holes, Intel is far ahead of competition!
    HardReset likes this.
  10. moon982

    moon982 TS Rookie Posts: 23

    Just fixing the spelling error here in my post.

    Only bring out a small number of CPU's every year, than bringing out lots and lots of CPU's every year ( spelling error here) and performance being small.
  11. user5152

    user5152 TS Rookie

    For IPC to improve we need die shrinks and intel can't seem to get past 14nm currently. an even bigger boost would be for next gen intel to ditch copper wire and silicone based chips. though I doubt we will see that happen until 2022 at the earliest.

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