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.

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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 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.

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