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Z adds support for ninth-generation Intel Core processors

14 August 2018

Wccftech reports that Intel's new Core i9, Core i7, and Core i5 processors will be launched on October 1st and branded as the company's 9th generation chips. It's strongly believed that another octacore will be joining the very first i9 in the mainstream space from Intel too, the i7 9700K.

The table below, courtesy of WWCFTech, includes the other 9-generation chips set for release next year. Finally there's the Core i5-9600K offering six cores and six threads with a base frequency of 3.7GHz boosting to 4.6GHz for one core.

According to WCCFTech's sources, October 1 will see the launch of three next-gen unlocked CPUs, with the rest of the chips arriving in the first quarter of 2019.

If you're looking to buy or build a new gaming rig, then it's probably worth holding out until October to start deciding on components. Intel notably launched the Core i9-8950HK as the first Core i9 processor for notebooks in April, following the the high-end desktop Core i9 models as part of its Core X-series past year. It may also feature 16 MB of L3 cache and Intel UHD 620 graphics. In a similar fashion, the 9600K will brings things down a notch further to 4.6GHz on one core and 4.3GHz on all six cores.

The clock speeds, cache size and thermal design power (TDP) of the entire 9th-gen family was also revealed in the leaked document, as well as approximate pricing for the three flagships.

Multiple motherboard vendors have confirmed that upcoming 9000-series of Intel processors will be compatible with existing Z3xx series motherboards.

Z adds support for ninth-generation Intel Core processors