Intel's 9th-gen Core i7 chip specs leak online

Website leak reveals the power of Intel's Coffee Lake S lineup

Details of Intel's ninth generation Core i7-9700K processor appear to have leaked on a Chinese forum, before quickly getting redacted, suggesting the chipmaker won't be providing hyper-threading technology on its new piece of kit.

Hyper-threading technology (HTT) is used on some Intel microprocessors to allow a single chip to act as two separate processors to the operating system and the application programs that use it. With HTT, a microprocessor's core processor can execute two simultaneous streams of instructions sent by the operating system.

If the leak - on Asian website Coolaler - is accurate and Intel isn't building HTT into its new processor, that would mark the first time in years that it hasn't included the signature feature on a Core i7 part.

The chips will be based on Intel's eighth-generation Coffee Lake architecture and will reportedly get the name Coffe Lake S.

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As tech news sites began picking up the scoop, the topic was removed from the Chinese website, as explained by Digital Trends. 

The Core i7-9700K will likely be the standard performance chip in the Coffee Lake S family and will boast eight cores and eight threads that run from 3.6GHz to 4.9GHz, according to reports of the leak, and it will have 12MB of cache and a thermal design power (TDP) of 95W.

Meanwhile, Intel will make its forthcoming Core i9-9900K the elite processor, with eight cores and 16 threads and a base clock speed of 3.6GHz that ramps up to 5GHz. Onboard cache will weigh in at 16MB, while it'll sport a 95W TDP.

Finally, the mid-range chip of Coffee Lake S will be the Core i5-9600K, which will feature six cores and six threads. The processor will offer a base speed of 3.7GHz and go up to 4.6GHz, with 9MB cache and a 95W TDP.

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