The ninth generation of Intel Core I5 will pack eight cores and have about 12 threads. This is based on leaks received from the Taiwanese motherboard maker. These cores will be way faster than the current models and should significantly improve Intel’s sales.
Intel has taken its time in designing some of these ninth generation models to accommodate more cores. AMD, Intel competitor, is also rumored to release the Ryzen 5 to go against Intel’s i5 9600k.
Before the 9th generation, we had the 8th generation called Coffee Lake built on Intel’s 14nm++ process, but it is rumored the new generation processors will be designed on 10+ rather than 10 platform. The 9th generation processors are expected on shelves sometime in 2018. Intel’s I5 9600k will use 64 mid-range performance.
Intel usually does not release information of their processors till they hit the shelves but that does not prevent leaks. It is rumored that Core i5 will receive hyperthreading.
Intel may have made some mistakes with Coffee Lake by rushing it in response to AMD’s Ryzen. But, this time around Intel will be taking their time.
AMD plans on using tweaked Zen cores which should ensure greater efficiency and performance. The new 9 th generation Intel processors will be supported by Z390 or 300 series platform. This will take competition in the processor market to another level.
Best Motherboard used by 8th Generation Core I5 processors
What you want to use your PC for will significantly determine the motherboard that you go for. For the 8th generation Core i5 3.4 GHz processor the best motherboard at that time was Asus P8Z77-V LK with a 2 GB AMD Radeon graphics card. This runs on the LGA 1155, and you would need to upgrade your RAM
to 8 GB. This should take care of all your gaming needs. Many IT experts have recommended the LGA 1155. Your budget will also influence your choice of whether to go with ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI or Asrock.
You can also go for a MOBO that is budget friendly while still having all the LGA sockets. With MOBO you have more expansion slots with 4 PCI lanes, but most people don’t use all of them.
You should note that the price of the motherboards will vary depending on the memory that you need, RAM slots (more slots translate to higher prices), and whether you will need more USB ports, HDMI and PCIe. Gaming motherboards tend to be more expensive than conventional ones. You should also consider how long you plan on having the motherboard. Technological advancements tend to be very
rapid, and you can find yourself with outdated equipment.
The 9th generation Intel Core i5 9600k processors are bound to hit the shelves sometime in 2018. They are thought to be faster and more efficient than previous models. Newer motherboards will need to be developed to match with the faster processors. AMD response to Intel Core i5 will be the Ryzen 5. It promises to be an exciting year for the two giant processor companies.