Undoubtedly, Intel is one of the two major processors used in PCs over the decades; the other being Intel’s arch rival, AMD. Following the successful adaptation of the 8th generation of the chipset to PCs over the years, the brand’s next line of processors – Intel 9th generation processors, which have already been in the works for a while, will be delayed till 2019.
According to the chipset manufacturer, this ninth generation line of processors’ production’s delay is as a result of “yield matters”. Just like scratching the surface of a treasure, the OEM decided not to elucidate more on the matter.
If not for the delay, the processors were supposed to be released end of 2018 as that was the time slated for its release by its manufacturer. Hopefully, if there’s no further tarry, this latest innovation from Intel will see light of the day come end of next year.
On the specs side, the Intel 9th generation Cannon Lake CPUs will have the 10nm processor lithography as well as the tick architecture. It will be available in the new Core i5, Core i7 and Core i9 iterations.
As expected, the Core i9 will be the main flagship processor. This processor is expected to have 8 cores, Hyper-threading carrying 16 threads, 16MB cache, and 3.6GHz speed that could turbo to an impressive 5.0GHz.
Core i7 9th generation processor, will have 8 cores, equal number of threads, 12MB L3 cache, also 3.6GHz speed but with a lower max of 4.9GHz. On the other hand, the Core i5 9th gen CPU is expected to flag 6 cores, 6 threads, 3.7GHz – 4.6GHz clock speed and 9MB cache. All the three variants boast of 95W thermal design power (TDP).
This latest line of processors ought to have been released this year as an update to the already successful Intel 8th generation Coffee Lake processors. The Coffee Lake processors with 14 nm++ processor architecture can be seen in Core i3, Core i5 and Core i7 variations. David in this article shed more light on these 8th generation CPUs.
Earlier this year, Intel recorded a 50% rise in profits compared to the last quarter thanks to the $4.5 billion profit and $16.1 billion revenue for 2018 Q1.