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Fresh leaks confirm Intel Core i9-9900K, Core i7-9700K, Core i5-9600K, and Core i5-9400 launch in October 2018

The Core i9-9900K will launch this year after all. (Source: PCBuildersClub)
The Core i9-9900K will launch this year after all. (Source: PCBuildersClub)
Turns out that the recent XFastest leak about the 9th generation Intel 'Coffee Lake-S Refresh' was a bit outdated. New slides have emerged that confirm the 9th gen CPU launch in Q3 2018 itself. Adding credence to this is another roadmap via HKEPC that confirms an October 2018 launch window. This will also be the time when the Basin Falls Refresh is expected to launch.

We reported yesterday of a somewhat surprising development leaked by XFastest that the Intel 9th generation 'Coffee Lake-S Refresh' CPUs such as the Core i9-9900K and the Core i7-9700K will be launching in Q1 2019 instead of the anticipated Q3-Q4 2018 timeframe. Now, it appears that XFastest actually leaked an older version of the slide. New slides are now available, which show the Intel 9th generation launch in Q3 2018 as was originally expected. This includes the Core i9-9900K, Core i7-9700K, Core i5-9600K, and the Core i5-9400. More SKUs will probably be made available over the course of Q1 and Q2 2019.

The updated information aligns what we've been expecting so far. HKEPC has also leaked a roadmap slide showing a more exact time for the 'Coffee Lake-S Refresh' and Basin Falls Refresh reveal. Both these CPU families will launch in October 2018. HKEPC's slides just mention that the Core X-series Basin Falls Refresh 18-core 165W chip will launch this October but there is no explicit mention of the 'Cascade Lake X' 28-core CPU that Intel showed off during Computex 2018. 

So, that should clear up any function regarding the Intel 9th generation desktop CPU launch. Thankfully, we won't have to wait till next year to test these new chips. As already reported, the mainstream desktop CPUs will be launching on the Z390 platform while the Basin Falls Refresh will continue to be powered by the X299 chipset. Here's hoping another roadmap leak doesn't spoil the fun.

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The Intel 9th CPUs will be available from Q3 2018. (Source: XFastest)
The Intel 9th CPUs will be available from Q3 2018. (Source: XFastest)
An October 2018 unveil is likely for both Basin Falls Refresh and Coffee Lake-S Refresh. (Source: HKEPC)
An October 2018 unveil is likely for both Basin Falls Refresh and Coffee Lake-S Refresh. (Source: HKEPC)
(Source: HKEPC)
(Source: HKEPC)
 

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Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, 2018-08- 1 (Update: 2018-08- 1)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam - News Editor
I am a cell and molecular biologist and computers have been an integral part of my life ever since I laid my hands on my first PC which was based on an Intel Celeron 266 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM and a modest 2 GB hard disk. Since then, I’ve seen my passion for technology evolve with the times. From traditional floppy based storage and running DOS commands for every other task, to the connected cloud and shared social experiences we take for granted today, I consider myself fortunate to have witnessed a sea change in the technology landscape. I honestly feel that the best is yet to come, when things like AI and cloud computing mature further. When I am not out finding the next big cure for cancer, I read and write about a lot of technology related stuff or go about ripping and re-assembling PCs and laptops.