Intel Core i9-9900K rumor: 8C/16T at a huge 5.5GHz on Aug 1

Intel rumored to launch refreshed 9th-gen CPUs on August 1, led by the flagship Core i9-9900K.

Published Wed, Jul 18 2018 5:29 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:51 AM CST

The latest rumor for Intel is that the company is preparing to launch its new 9th generation CPUs with a new Coffee Lake refresh that would be led by the flagship Core i9-9900K.

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Intel is expected to launch the new Coffee Lake refresh on August 1 with the actual launch taking place in the weeks and months after, with multiple new Coffee Lake refresh CPUs filling out the 9th-gen family. The Coffee Lake refresh will see Intel fighting hard against AMD with its Ryzen 7 2700X, which is an 8C/16T design. Intel has no consumer 8C/16T processor on the market, so this would be a first for the company with the purported Core i9-9900K.

According to the new rumors, we should expect:

  • Core i9: 8C/16T
  • Core i7: 6C/12T
  • Core i5: 6C/6T
  • Core i3: 4C/4T

There's also a rumored 4C/4T chip rumored for the Coffee Lake refresh, but we'll have to wait and see if these hot-and-heavy rumors turn out to be true. If we see a 4-core CPU that hits 5GHz when overclocked, Intel could really do some damage if the price is right on the Core i3 offering. I can see the Core i9-9900K being expensive, but it'll be damn good if it can hit 5.5GHz, that's for sure.

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Again, a lot of this is rumors put together by a few sources that include WCCFTech... so as usual please take them with extreme caution.

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.

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