Leaked news hints at new Intel Core i9

17 May 2017 | By Shiladitya Ray

According to leaked news on tech forum AnandTech, Intel is all set to unveil a beast of a CPU - a Core i9 with 12 cores.

It appears that an Intel partner or employee took a photo of a PowerPoint presentation with details of the full upcoming line up.

The i9 will come in several variants, and is certainly not going to be cheap.

In context: The Intel Core i9 series

17 May 2017Leaked news hints at new Intel Core i9

Intel vs AMD, the war rages on

It seems as if the Core i9 is a response to AMD's 8 core Ryzen 7 high-end processors released in March 2017. There are rumours, however, that AMD is coming up with a Ryzen 9 series equipped with 16 cores.
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The specifications for the different Core i9 models

SpecsThe specifications for the different Core i9 models

The Core i9-7800X, with 6 cores, will come with 28 PCIe lanes, a 3.5Ghz base overclockable to 4.0Ghz.

The Core i9-7820X, with 8 cores, will have the same features, but a 3.6Ghz base overclockable to 4.5Ghz.

The Core i9-7900X, with 10 cores, will have 44 PCIe lanes, a 3.3Ghz base overclockable to 4.5Ghz.

The specs for the top-end 12 core Core i9-7920X is unknown.

Only for desktops

The Core i9s will have a power consumption of 140W and will only be usable in desktops for the time being.

Price & AvailabilityCore i9s will soon be available

The Core i9s are set to hit the market pretty soon, with most of the models shipping out in June.

The top-end Core i9, however, is scheduled for release in August.

While prices are unknown as of now, TechCrunch estimates the top-end Core i9 to be priced at around $1000.

The CPUs are expected to be unveiled at Computex 2017 in end-May.