Word on the tech street is that Intel will be introducing a refreshed line-up of chips on October 1st. The new Core i5, Core i7, and Core i9 chips will also form part of its 9th generation of chips.
However, those won’t be the Cannon Lake chips that are going to be made as per the 10nm manufacturing process and have already been scheduled for launch sometime in 2019. Instead, the latest 9th gen processors can well be considered as further improvements over the already existing 14nm Core i family of chips.
However, there isn’t a whole lot of info available as to what the new Core series of chips will be like though rumor has it that the top of the line Core i9-9900K chips will come with 8 cores and 16 threads. Further, the flagship processor will also feature 16 MB of L3 cache along with Intel’s own UHD 620 GPU. The chip will have a base clock speed of 3.6GHz which will get boosted all the way up to 4.7GHz with all eight cores blazing.
Improvements to be expected with the other Core i7-9700K chips include 8 cores and 8 threads. The base clock speed for the mid-level chip will be 3.6GHz but will get enhanced to 4.6GHz at its peak performance levels. After that, it’s going to be the Core i5-9600 chip will have 6 cores and 6 threads to get about doing its tasks.
Another salient feature of the new range of Intel chips will be their pricing. With increased competition from AMD what with its latest-gen Ryzen processors delivering comparable or even superior chips at affordable rates, Intel has been forced to relook at its pricing strategy. All of this translates to good news for the device manufacturers who can now expect more capable processors but at affordable rates.
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The latest Core i series of chips will also help Intel stay afloat in the competition even as it struggles to manufacture its first 10nm chips, something that its competitors have already achieved.