Intel is accommodating a desktop PC event today to reveal its newest processors. Intel’s “Fall Desktop Launch Event” will be live at 10 AM ET / 7 AM PT this morning, and the tech giant is expected to launch its advanced 9th Gen chips. This year’s refresh will be based on enhancements to Intel’s existing 14nm process, as the company proceeds to delay its production of 10nm Cannon Lake chips until 2019. Intel is supposed to reveal new Core i9, i7, and i5 chips that will be branded as 9th generation processors.
— Intel News (@intelnews) October 6, 2018
Leaks imply that the i9-9900K will be priced at $529.99, with the i7-9700K at $399.99, and the i5-9600K priced at $279.99. B&H already have the processors ready for preorder before Intel’s announcement, but it’s not clear specifically when these chips will be shipped.
Prior leaks have unveiled that the 9th Gen Core i9 will be the prime mainstream flagship i9 with to ship with 8 cores and 16 threads. Leaked documents explain that this will be the first mainstream Core i9 desktop processor and will include 16 MB of L3 cache and Intel’s UHD 620 graphics chip. Intel’s 9th Gen Core i7 processor is assumed to ship with 8 cores and 8 threads (up from the current 6 cores), with the Core i5 shipping with 6 cores and 6 threads.
PC builders will be enthusiastic to hear about how Intel’s new processors compare in gaming and performance against AMD’s latest Ryzen chips. Intel will likely cover performance and more at its event this morning, so stay tuned to Pak Gamers Republic for the latest on the 9th Gen processors.