In a number of publicly obtainable paperwork Intel has confirmed the existence of 9000-series Coffee Lake desktop processors, however in a predictable match of persistent shyness, it has both now nixed entry to these pdfs or erased any point out of the brand new CPUs from them.
The new 9000-series Core i5 processors popped up in a brand new processor microcode replace doc, the place it added 5 new chips (together with one overclockable Ok-series CPU) within the product title part beneath the Coffee Lake S code title. Intel additionally printed a secondary doc detailing the identification data for all of the Coffee Lake processors and added in a pair of recent Core i3 chips to the combination too.
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Now, most likely right down to its normal reluctance to speak brazenly about unreleased product, Intel has rid the world broad net of any reference to the 9000-series chips, not less than from any official Intel supply. Luckily there are a bunch of websites on the market who snapshotted the docs so we don’t miss out.
Computerbase is one such web site and has each docs plain to see. Interestingly the official paperwork solely reference the Core i5 and Core i3 variations of the upcoming Coffee Lake refresh, however this isn’t the primary time we’ve heard in regards to the new processors.
Back in November final yr the AIDA64 benchmarking software program added in an entire lot of unreleased Intel Coffee Lake processors to its launch notes. They talked about a Core i5 9600Ok, 9600, 9500, and 9400, whereas additionally noting the Core i3 9300, 9100, and 9000 chips. The solely distinction between what the AIDA64 notes detailed and the most recent official paperwork is the lacking i3 9300 and the addition of an i5 9400T and an i3 9000T.
In phrases of what’s really modified with the brand new processors, it appears like we’re getting a slight bump within the Turbo clock speeds of the refreshed eighth Gen chips and… that’s about it. The i5 9600Ok is proven with a 4.5GHz Max Turbo velocity in comparison with the 4.3GHz prime frequency of the i5 8600Ok it’s presumably changing, and that follows via decrease down the spec sheets with the non Ok-series chips getting 100MHz frequency bumps.
Interestingly, there’s been no point out of the anticipated Core i9 Coffee Lake 8-core processor we’ve been ready to see launch as a response to the second coming of the AMD Ryzen 2 processors, such because the sensible Ryzen 7 2700X.
An 8-core, sixteen thread Core i9 9900Ok (or no matter it’s known as) is broadly anticipated to be the halo product of any Coffee Lake refresh from Intel afterward this yr, whether or not or not we see a new Z390 platform or not. We’re anticipating one thing CPU round September/October time, so preserve a watch out.
Hopefully the core wars will likely be hotting up within the mainstream market come the tip of the yr.