With Z390 Chipset, Intel directly planning to push 8-core i9-9900K processors

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Intel introduced the Core i9 processor at last year’s Taipei Computer Show. It belongs to the Skylake-X family and its interface is LGA2066. 

This year, the i9-8950HK entered the high-end gaming console as a 6-core benchmark processor.

With 10nm CPU skipping and AMD’s deeper prowess, Core i9 seems to be taking on a new mission.

According to WCCFTech, Intel will launch the Z390 chipset in the second half of the year. The Z390 Chipset based motherboards will initially support three desktop processors, i9-9900K (8 Core / 16 Threads), i7-9700K (6Core / 12 Threads) and i5-9600K (6Core / 6 Threads).

Among them, i9-9900K is the long-rumored 8-core 16-thread mainstream CPU, which means that Intel wants to pull down its position from Core X enthusiast to fight AMD’s second-generation Ruilong.

However, there are some hard-to-understand places. For example, the Z390 is still the LGA 1151 interface, so the new Core i9 is definitely redesigned. In addition, it is doubtful whether LGA1151 can suppress 8 cores.

From the naming point of view, the 9000 series is theoretically a 9-generation Core, so the codename will be Whiskey Lake or the earliest IceLake may need Intel’s confirmation.

Intel Chipset Z390 Block diagram
Image Source: Wcctech

According to the latest news, the Z390 chipset can even be directly regarded as the renamed Z370. It is still a 22nm lithography process. It only adds three missing features of the Z370, Intel Wireless-AC 802.11 AC, Bluetooth 5.0 and native Up To 6 x USB 3.1 Gen 2 Ports…

As there is no other source of evidence, for the time being, let these bullets fly for a while.


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From B.Tech (Hons.) Electronics & Instrumentation Engineer to Photography and Writing blogs; he ultimately has answers to everything. Oh, and he's also quite good in rapidly building a relationship and set up the trust; his articles are proof of that...


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