A handful of new Intel 9th Gen processors could be on the way come 1st October.

This is according to a new report from Wccftech, which can be a little hit and miss when it comes to such rumours.

The chipsets will be based on the 14nm design process, with Intel’s 10nm offerings still delayed until 2019. There are also three specific models also expected with an i9, i7 and i5 chips that should be unveiled on 1st October.

While no official word has come from Intel as of yet, the report suggests that the flagship Intel Core i9-9900K will feature eight cores and 16 threads. This from some apparent “leaked” documents that Wccftech stumbled across.

Other aspects of the i9-9900K note that this CPU will be a desktop PC specific offering, with 16MB of l3 cache and Intel’s UHD 62 graphics chip paired with it.

As for the other chips, the i7 version is said to have eight cores with the same number of threads, and the i5 variant will feature six cores and six threads.

Other details coming out of Wccftech state that Intel will be launching unlocked and overclockable versions of the new processors first, which will be followed by more 9th Gen chipsets in the new year.

Should the rumours to be true and Intel does in fact debut a new set of 9th Gen chips on 1st October, then we could even see the processors introduced in a number of different devices before the year’s end as well.

What should be of more interest to those looking to build their own rig, however, is how the new Intel 9th Gen chips will compare to the AMD Ryzen ones.


When he's not reviewing the latest smartphones, Robin-Leigh is writing about everything tech-related from IoT and smart cities, to 5G and cloud computing. He's also a keen photographer and dabbles in console games.