9TH GEN K WILL SOLDER ON
Intel’s 9th generation Core product line-up (Coffee Lake S) is almost upon us. Word is that Intel will launch its new products on October 1st, and we finally have some specifications to salivate over!
As you can see, Intel will only be launching the unlocked K variants. The rest of the 9th gen line-up will come out early next year.
This marks the first time that a core i9 product will appear on the mainstream platform. The i7-9700K also marks the first i7 product to strangely not support hyper-threading.
One final piece of information is the fact that these will finally have soldered on integrated heat spreaders (IHS). Up until now Intel have been applying a thermal paste underneath the IHS, robbing cooling solutions of up to 20°C in cooling performance and is why de-lidding Intel processors has become a fad of late. Soldered IHSs will help keep the temperatures down and turbo clocks higher for longer.