As expected, Intel will introduce new desktop processors in the coming months, widely referred to as the Core i-9000 processor generation. Now the first details have been confirmed by Intel documents, which have meanwhile been taken off the net again.
All desktop processors of the Core i5 series, i.e. Core i5-9400, Core i5-9500T, Core i5-9500, Core i5-9600 and Core i5-9600K will receive six cores and no hyperthreading. Videocardz has compiled a table of all models considered safe so far.
Most likely all (not yet specified) i7 processors with hyper-threading will then also get 6 cores, but with hyperthreading. In addition, there has been a rumour for some time that Intel wants to market a top 8 core/16 thread model under the name Core i9-9900K before the Christmas business.
Obviously, the revived AMD competition is now finally paying off for consumers. However, it remains remarkable that the new Coffee-Lake processors are still manufactured in Intel 14 nm technology. As Intel itself had to admit in the meantime, there will not be 10 nm processors before 2019. This means that Intel can no longer take advantage of a time advantage in semiconductor production for its own processors. And that in turn should make the competition even more exciting for consumers in the medium term.