Intel Core i9 in future mainstream platforms with this news, some information on the next generation of the mainstream platform that Intel will make available on the market. For some time we know how this will also include processor versions equipped with 8-core architecture, to better position themselves against the proposed AMD Ryzen 7 on the market, indicated with the code name of Coffee Lake-S.
The new generation chipset will take the name of Z390 and will take the place of the Z370 currently on the market, implementing some new features missing in the latter such as Wireless-AC 802.11 AC and Bluetooth 5.0, in addition to being able to manage up to 6 USB ports 3.1 Gen 2. Next, to this chipset, mounted on new motherboards that all Asian manufacturers will make available, we will also find Core 9, Core i7 and Core i5 series processors: for the first time, Intel will use the Core i9 brand for processors intended for the mainstream segment.
The Core i9 proposals will be characterized by the integration of 8 cores, with the capacity to process up to 16 threads in parallel thanks to HyperThreading technology. For Core i7 versions we will find 6 cores and 12 threads, while for Core i5 CPUs the cores will always remain 6 but without support for HyperThreading technology.
The source does not report versions of CPU Core i3 but honestly, it seems difficult that Intel wants to remove this brand by giving room to the Core i9 and repositioning the other two. It is more likely that information on the new generation Core i3 CPUs will emerge later, as is the case with this family of CPUs compared to the debut of higher-end proposals.
Commercial names of Core i9-9900K, Core i7-9700K and Core i5-9600K are shown for the top 3 proposals of the respective families, but it is likely that there will be other CPU versions to complete the family. The use of the numeric 9000 series would indicate the transition to the ninth generation Core family, although these CPUs are still expected to be based on 14-nanometer production technology and not on the 10 nanometers.