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Intel's 8-core i9 9900K might not launch until 2019


A roadmap believed to depict Intel’s entire CPU roadmap for the rest of the year and start of 2019 has made its way online through a Taiwanese tech site. The supposedly genuine slides depict Intel’s upcoming Coffee Lake refresh not arriving until the first few months of 2019. Also on the schedule for the next few months is a Basin Falls Refresh, which will revamp the current X299 Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X lineups.

There’s been a flurry of activity recently regarding Intel’s upcoming i9 9900K and i7 9700K processors. The former even made an appearance within 3DMark just a few days ago, which seemed like a good sign that the chip was wrapping up development and would soon be in the hands of gamers everywhere.

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However, these slides, leaked by xfastest, report the release date for these octacore chips, along with an i5 9600K CPU in the midrange, won’t actually arrive on the shelves until Q1, 2019. 

Intel Coffee Lake CPU

That all seems a little late considering the most likely release date for AMD’s Zen 2 processors will be sometime in April, the octacore i9 9900K CPU is already benchmarking, and the 

Source: pcgames