Intel accidentally reveals the specifications of most of their 9th Generation processors

Intel reveals their 9th Generation Coffee Lake S processors

Intel accidentally reveals the specifications of most of their 9th Generation processors

Intel has unwittingly exposed the specs of most of their 9th Generation (9000-series) of Coffee Lake products, most of which are rebranded versions of the company’s 8th generation offerings. 

Yesterday, an Intel Spectre/Meltdown Microcode mitigation PDF revealed the existence of a multitude of i3 and i5-class 9000 series processors, though a lesser known document has also been released which has published the specifications of these SKUs, including their core count, base clock speed and boost clock speeds. This specification leak lacks any information about Intel’s rumoured 9th Generation 80core i7 series processors.  

Intel has since deleted this document, but not before WikiChip was able to record and archive this data in the table below. For the most part, these new SKUs are re-released versions of 8000-series SKUs with minor clock speed bumps, with the 9600K offering a 100MHz increase in base clock speed and a 200MHz increase in boost clock speed. Sadly this specifications leak has not confirmed whether or not Intel is activating hyperthreading on any of these products. 

With their 9000 series, Intel is left in an exciting position. They could release both i7 and i9 class processors with their 9th generation, delivering i3’s with four cores/threads, i5 processors with six cores/threads, i7 CPUs with eight cores/threads and i9 series processors with eight cores and hyperthreading. 

What we believe is more likely is that Intel will release their processors with Hyperthreading on all of their i3, i5 and i7 series processors, segmenting their i-series processors by core count alone, offering i3 processors with 4 cores with hyperthreading, i5-class CPUs as six-core processors with hyperthreading and i7-series processors with eight cores and hyperthreading. This change will make Intel’s core/thread counts even with AMD’s Ryzen series processors, and turn their 9th generation i3’s into what were previously 7th generation i7’s. 

Intel accidentally reveals the specifications of most of their 9th Generation processors

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