Intel Core i9-9700K rumored to have 8C/16T of CPU power

Intel's next-gen Core i9-9700K rumors begin, expected to be on 10nm with 8C/16T.

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It was barely a year ago that the Core i7-7700K was the gaming CPU king, and then the rumors of its successor in the Core i7-8700K began earlier this year. Well, before we wrap up 2017 the rumors are now starting on the next-gen Core i9-9700K, Intel's next-gen mainstream CPU king.

Intel Core i9-9700K rumored to have 8C/16T of CPU power |

Intel's upcoming Core i9-9700K will reportedly feature 8C/16T of CPU power and will be made on the impressively-small 10nm Cannon Lake CPU architecture. We shouldn't expect the new 9700K to beat the 8700K in brute CPU clock speeds, but it will beat it when it comes to multi-tasking because of its 8C/16T versus the 8700K and its 6C/12T.

If the rumors of the Core i9-9700K are true, we can see AMD has directly impacted Intel with its push into the world of mega-tasking with a heap of CPU threads. The previous-gen Core i7-7700K was a 4C/8T chip, the 8700K was a 6C/12T, and now the 9700K is reportedly an 8C/16T chip. Bring it on.


Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering and has recently taken a keen interest in artificial intelligence (AI) hardware.

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