Monday, November 26th 2018

New Intel (9th Gen?) Processors Leaked, Core i7-9550U Will Replace Core i7-8565U

The specsheet of a Lenovo IdeaPad S530-13IWL has allowed us to know the existence of the new Intel 9000 series mobile CPUs. These are the Core i7-9550U, i5-9250U and i3-9130U. The laptop datasheet, spotted on Twitter by @momomo_us, confirms new members of that family , with "IWL" at the end of the model name meaning "Intel Whiskey Lake", a family launched last October with the Core i7-8565U, Core i5-8265U and Core i3-8145U. There is no confirmation from Intel on this rumor, and there aren't much details about the CPUs either: clock speeds and core counts are not specified, though should remain quite similar to the previous members of the 8000 series.

This information points to a light rebadge of Whiskey Lake CPUs according to NotebookCheck given that there is no mention of the 9th generation of processors. This is weird because the 8000 series is basically a synonym of the 8th Gen and the same happens with the 9000 series and the 9th generation. It seems the Core i7 will be a quad-core CPU with Hyper Threading support and 8 MB of L3 cache, while the Core i5, with the same core count, will have 6 MB of L3 cache. The Core i3 CPU would be a dual-core chip with 4 MB of L3 cache. We'll have to wait for an official confirmation to confirm the specs and advantages over the older models.
Source: NotebookCheck
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7 Comments on New Intel (9th Gen?) Processors Leaked, Core i7-9550U Will Replace Core i7-8565U

#1
Vayra86
My life is now complete. Thanks Intel
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#2
Manu_PT
Vayra86 said:
My life is now complete. Thanks Intel
Rebrands, part 4 (?)

They are desperate, no 10nm/7nm no chocolate. They are panicking because of AMD 7nm. If AMD wasn´t this strong about CPUs right now, ARM could take over.
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#3
stimpy88
Wake me when Intel release a new architecture...
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#4
R0H1T
stimpy88 said:
Wake me when Intel release a new architecture...
I assume you'll be sleeping like a beauty then :D
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#5
bajs11
R0H1T said:
I assume you'll be sleeping like a beauty then :D
I wonder who will wake him up.
A prince or a toad ;-)
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#6
noel_fs
Why are you asking me if its 9th gen when you after state its 9th gen
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#7
WikiFM
I think it is pure rebranding:
Core i7-9550U=8565U, i5-9250U=8265U and i3-9130U=8145U.
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