Intel’s following-generation mainstream flagship processor will be a Core i7 CPU that sporting activities no significantly less than 8-cores with 16-threads, according to the most current from the rumor mill.
According to new leaks, as noted by Wccftech.com, the ninth-generation flagship processor will be the Core i7-9700K which will up the ante to 8-cores from six-cores (as seen in the present-day Coffee Lake flagship Core i7-8700K).
There isn’t any speculation relating to the other specs this sort of as clock speeds or TDP, though Wccftech.com speculates that the ninth-gen processors will use a honed variation of the present-day 14nm++ system. So it’ll be a Coffee Lake Refresh, efficiently, not Cannon Lake which will drop down to an entirely new system (10nm).
While even if architectural efficiency gains aren’t huge, sticking on an added pair of cores for these top-conclude processors will naturally support Intel stay competitive when it comes to Ryzen’s big main counts.
There’s also further more speculation that when the ninth-gen Core i5 and i3 ranges will preserve the same main count as the present-day versions, they will double up on the thread count (so Core i5 will be six-cores, twelve-threads, and Core i3 will be quad-main, 8-threads).
Take all this with a liberal sprinkling of salt as at any time.
When may we see this sort of processors, if they are certainly in the pipeline? They will evidently be launching at some position in 2018, though the report does not trace at any rough timeline following year.