CHIPMAKER Intel looks set to imminently fatten up its 9th-gen Coffee Lake Refresh CPU lineup with new SKUs aimed at enthusiast systems.
That's according to a number of fat-fingered retailers, including Data-Systems.Fi, Newegg, and distributor Synnex, which all listed the new processors ahead of their likely CES unveiling.
Screenshots of the since-yanked listings obtained by Anandtech confirm that there are four new SKUs incoming, including the eight-core Intel Core i9-9900KF and Core i7-9700KF and six-core Core i5-9600KF and Core i5-9400F CPUs.
All four processors, which likely will be based on Intel's 14nm process, end with an F designator, something that Intel typically uses to specify chips that lack integrated graphics.
As noted by Anandtech, this marks the first time that Intel has launched integrated graphics-free processors in its mainstream processors for many years, and suggests the CPUs will take aim at enthusiast systems that rely on discrete graphics cards; something that Intel is also tipped to launch at CES next week.
The premature listings confirm that all the chips will support existing 300-series mainboards, and gives us a glimpse at the CPUs' specifications:
- Core i9-9900KF: eight cores, 95W TDP, clock frequencies of 3.6/5.0 GHz, and 16MB L3 cache
- Core i7-9700KF: eight cores, 95W TDP, clock frequencies of 3.6/4.9 GHz, and 12MB of L3 cache
- Core i5-9600KF: six cores, 95W TDP, clock frequencies of 3.7/4.6 GHz, and 9MB L3 cache
- Core i5-9400F: six cores, 65W TDP, clock frequencies of 2.9/4.1GHz, and 9MB L3 cache
Naturally, Intel has remained tight-lipped on the existence of these CPUs, but the retailers' listings suggest that a launch is imminent; Intel has a CES presser scheduled for 7 September, and INQ will be there to bring you all of the latest. µ
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