Z adds support for ninth-generation Intel Core processors


The Core i9-9900K would feature 3.6 Ghz processor that could be boosted to 4.7 Ghz with all cores or 5 Ghz with only 1-2 cores, and would support up to 16 code threads. Details about Intel's new flagship chips have already leaked, but it's still too early to say when they'll be available to end users.

The exact release window of these CPUs still remains unclear, although a recent leak indicated a possible October release of the 9900K, 9700K, and 9600K. First to be launched will be the company's unlocked, overclockable processors. The CPU is also said to come with 16 MB of L3 cache and Intel's UHD 620 graphics chip.

Alongside the Core i9-9900K, Intel will reportedly launch the Core i7-9700K as the first eight-core Core i7 mainstream desktop processor with clock speeds ranging from 3.6GHz to 4.9GHz.

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8 cores are what the Core i7 will get as well, granted, with 8 threads, while the Core i5 will feature 6 cores and 6 threads. Also really interesting, it'll do a boost up to 4.7 GHz on all cores.

Next is the Core i7-9700K, which is thought to be the first mainstream i7 chip with eight cores. The new 9th-gen CPU will be an 8C/16T chip on the 14nm node by Intel (since their 10nm is delayed into 2020) with a newly-teased single-core CPU clock of 5GHz.

All three processors have a TDP of 95W, with the only other key differences being the cache and price. Even the 4-core boost is 4.8GHz while the 6-core boost sits at 4.7GHz alongside the 8-cores at 4.7GHz.