Specifications for the two unannounced CPUs in the next generation of
processors can have the sip out online. If they are correct, Intel strikes both i9-9900K and i7-9700K into eight cores; The i9-9900k will get a boost clock to 5GHz on two of the kernels and up to 4.7GHz at all. Intel's K Series of Processors are the unlocked versions that can be overclocked.
However, I7-9700K will be very close – it will increase to 4.9 GHz on a single kernel (4.8 GHz on two) or 4.6 GHz on all cores. The difference is that i7 eliminates hyperthreading, the technology that gives you eight threads on a quad-core processor, for example. Four core kernels, the most popular optimization for most software, increase i7-9700K to 4.7GHz and i9-9900K to 4.8GHz. Therefore, the gap between the two processors is not so large for tasks that do not exploit hyperthreading or multiple cores.
Wccftech found a confirmation of ninth reprocessors in Intel's microcode update guide a few weeks ago, but other specifications ̵
Although they are the ninth generation in name and model number, the processors use a variation of the eighth generation Coffee Lake architecture called Coffee Lake-S.
Intel did not respond immediately to a request for comment.