Friday, November 24th 2017

8th and 9th Gen Intel Core Processor Model Names Revealed

Intel 9th generation Core processors could hit the shelves some time in 2018, after Intel has ironed out supply issues of its current 8th generation Core "Coffee Lake" lineup, and figured out what to do with the unsold 7th generation Core "Kaby Lake" inventory. It has been rumored that the company could increase core-counts across the board again, with the introduction of an eight-core part in the mainstream-desktop lineup, probably to better segment the Core i7 series from the Core i5 series. It's not implausible to expect the next-generation Core i7 MSDT parts to be 8-core/16-thread, and Core i5 MSDT 6-core/12-thread, with 4-core/4-thread or 8-thread Core i3 parts making up the entry-level, which would bring Intel's MSDT lineup on core/thread-count parity with AMD.

The change-log of the latest FinalWire AIDA64 version spells out several 9th generation Core processor model numbers, at least the Core i5 and Core i3 SKUs. The Core i5 lineup includes the i5-9600K, followed by the i5-9600, i5-9500, i5-9400, i5-9400T, i3-9300, i3-9300T, i3-9100, i3-9100T, i3-9000, and i3-9000T, with the "T" extension denoting lower TDP, probably at 35W, while the rest of the lineup has its TDP rated at 65W. The change-log also speaks about Intel's second-wave of Core "Coffee Lake" parts, which launch early-2018, alongside its other 300-series chipset for the platform, such as the H370, B360, and H310.
Among the second-wave of Core "Coffee Lake" parts, are the Core i7-8700B. The "B" extension is unusual, and could denote certain enterprise features such as vPro. This could be Intel's answer to AMD Ryzen Pro 1700. Then there's the i7-8700T. This 6-core/12-thread chip sacrifices clock speeds, for a staggeringly low TDP of 35W.

There are also two curiously-named Core i7 SKUs, the i7-8670 and i7-8670T. These two could feature clock speeds lower than the 8700-series band, but retain the i7 moniker to denote support for HyperThreading and 12 MB L3 cache.

The new wave could also include faster Core i5 SKUs, namely the Core i5-8650K and i5-8650T. The i5-8650K is expected to be clocked higher than the i5-8600K. The i5-8650T is expected to be its energy-efficient twin, with a TDP of 35W. It sacrifices nominal-clock while keeping Turbo Boost frequencies close to those of the i5-8650K.

Positioned below the Core i5-8600K, are the i5-8550, i5-8500, i5-8500B, and the i5-8500T (in descending order of clock speeds). The i5-8500B could feature enterprise features, much like the i7-8700B. These 6-core/6-thread chips feature 9 MB of L3 cache.

A band-below the 8500-series, is the Core i5-8420, i5-8420T, i5-8400B, and i5-8400T, which will be among the slowest 6-core/6-thread SKUs from Intel's stable. The i5-8420 could occupy an attractive sub-$200 price point, while being slightly faster than the i5-8400.

The Core i3 lineup is augmented by SKUs slower than the i3-8350K, including the i3-8320, i3-8300T, i3-8200T, i3-8120, i3-8120T, i3-8100T, i3-8020, i3-8020T, i3-8000, and i3-8000T.Source: Anandtech
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25 Comments on 8th and 9th Gen Intel Core Processor Model Names Revealed

#1
Chaitanya
And confusing scheme of keeping track of Intel SKUs continues.
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#2
RejZoR
AMD has a very clear scheme. But only for consumer ones. EPYC's have the same clusterf**k of names as Intel with Xeons.

Also, I wonder what naming scheme will Intel use for 10th generation...
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#3
HimymCZe
Chaitanya said:
And confusing scheme of keeping track of Intel SKUs continues.
LuL; +1;
>You simply can't name new 6-cores i6...
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#4
bug
Wow, we know the names now. Quickly, let me buy two :rolleyes:
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#5
Vego
and what about 8900X and XE cpus?

intel forgot about HEDT, again?!?!?
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#6
bug
Vego said:
and what about 8900X and XE cpus?

intel forgot about HEDT, again?!?!?
Those always come about a year after the debut of more consumer oriented parts, no change there.
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#7
Hood
Nice to see Intel moving forward so quickly, after years of ennui. It's as if they can't release new CPUs soon enough, now that there's a reason to be competitive. It will be strange to see 7th gen parts selling cheaply, maybe even 8th gen in a few months.
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#8
GoldenX
That i3 8000 sounds interesting, I hope it's not a rebranded 2c/4t Pentium.
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#9
TheGuruStud
Investors are gonna be pissed if true lol
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#10
voltage
Looking forward to Z390, and whatever 9th gen I decide on
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#11
Vayra86
Its really starting to look ridiculous, this. Intel's pumping out product so fast they can't even sell it proper.
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#12
bug
Vayra86 said:
Its really starting to look ridiculous, this. Intel's pumping out product so fast they can't even sell it proper.
And this is surprising how?
Just like in their Netburst days, you can't expect them to just roll over and play dead. They'll do anything to grab the headlines until their next architecture is ready.
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#13
TheGuruStud
bug said:
And this is surprising how?
Just like in their Netburst days, you can't expect them to just roll over and play dead. They'll do anything to grab the headlines until their next architecture is ready.
In 2020? Lulz
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#14
GoFigureItOut
i5 with six cores? That's unheard of! Don't want to speculate anything, but the success of Ryzen seems to have affected Intel.
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#15
Vlada011
bug said:
Those always come about a year after the debut of more consumer oriented parts, no change there.
OMG, Intel I love you.
People don't complain.
There is a people who didn't bought Skylake and Kaby Lake and who want exactly at this moment to upgrade Ivy Bridge or Haswell.

They didn't forget. Intel HEDT Coffee Lake X should show up just before Cannon Lake.
You know that they launch and Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X. Maybe this time be little earlier.
Usually Extreme chipset last 3 years and Z chipset 10-12 months.
November 2008 X58, November 2011 X79, August 2014 X99.
In mean time Intel launched
P55-P67-Z68-Z77-Z87-Z97-Z170.
With X58-X79-X99 is finished one golden decade of Intel domination with nice strong processors, without thermal paste when you knew what is Express chipset and what is mainstream.
Many people will long time refuse to replace some of these chipsets. We with X99 should find last Intel with flux solder i7-6950X and wait 2025, until i3 beat him and DDR5 reach market finally.
Anyway memory is joking, if some nice kit 3200MHz C11-C12 show up and i7-6950X we will not get nothing much better before DDR5.
Now you pay 2000$ for thermal paste and you buy i7-7820X with 28 PCI-E lanes and for 10 months is outperform with mainstream and same number of cores.

Intel made mistake. They should launch only i9 for X299.
With budget model 8 cores and 10 cores for 500-600$ and all of them max number of PCI-E lanes. They ruined Express chipset. They shouldn't left AMD 300$ worth CPU with more cores than budget variant of Skylake-X.

Now is only question is it possible to people install 9th Gen i7 8C/12T in some of mATX Z270 motherboards,
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#16
Vlada011
Intel don't need to do nothing special to back customers to Xtreme platform.
Only to rename all models on i9 and use max number of PCI-E lanes for all, launch 8 cores as budget variant with same price as i7-8700K and i9 10 cores little higher price and abandon thermal paste, thats it. They are in game again. People again have their enthusiasts platform.
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#17
bug
TheGuruStud said:
In 2020? Lulz
Let me put it this way: Ryzen only ties WhateverLake in IPC. Whatever Intel releases next is bound to be faster than that.
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#18
GoldenX
bug said:
Let me put it this way: Ryzen only ties WhateverLake in IPC. Whatever Intel releases next is bound to be faster than that.
Or not, again.
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#19
TheGuruStud
bug said:
Let me put it this way: Ryzen only ties WhateverLake in IPC. Whatever Intel releases next is bound to be faster than that.
They won't be making monolithic dies, I'm sure. That's why it's said they're going to remove legacy instructions. They want to axe die space, so they can manufacture them cheaper. Good luck with drastically increased performance. Silicon's time is nearly up and no one wants to make massive dies. I'm sure they'll just copy AMD and push a large number of small cores in a package.

At least if intel does it, then lazy devs are forced to adapt.
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#21
GoldenX
Celeron still 2/2, but if thise "Gold" prices are as good as the G4560 at first, they will be great value CPUs.
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#22
Prima.Vera
Chaitanya said:
And confusing scheme of keeping track of Intel SKUs continues.
I don't think any company can even come close in matching the ridiculous naming and branding madness that is on Intel's Mobile CPU world...
So much stupidity and confusion is too hard to comprehend on this level. And this is an understatement.
...
That been said, this is only 1% of what is happening with the Xeon beyond retarded namings....
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#23
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
GoldenX said:
Celeron still 2/2, but if thise "Gold" prices are as good as the G4560 at first, they will be great value CPUs.
Part of me hope the Gold will mean they're unlocked, but I assume it ain't so. :(

Dual cores have a place in the world, but now they don't take up the entire €30-100 price range as they once did.
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#24
EarthDog
Vego said:
and what about 8900X and XE cpus?

intel forgot about HEDT, again?!?!?
Jesus man... the mainatream always hits first. Get out from under your money and use your thinking cap. ;)
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#25
LogitechFan
and the 9700K is not on the list because it's 8/16 and they don't want you to wait for it...
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