According to WCCFTech, Intel will launch the Z390 motherboard in the second half of the year, which will start to support three desktop processors, i9-9900K, i7-9700K (6C12T) and i5-9600K (6C6T).
Among them, i9-9900K is the long-standing 8 core 16 thread mainstream CPU, which means that Intel will pull it down from the Core X fever level to combat the two generation of the AMD's sharp dragon.
However, there are also some difficult points to understand. For example, Z390 is still LGA 1151 interface, so the new Core i9 must be redesigned. In addition, whether the LGA1151 can suppress the 8 core is also doubtful.
From the nomenclature, the 9000 series is theoretically the 9 generation of the core. Then the codename will be Whiskey Lake or the earliest IceLake may need Intel to confirm it.
According to the latest explosion given by Benchlife at the end of the week, the Z390 chipset can even be viewed directly as a renamed Z370, still a 22nm lithography process, only adding three features missing from Z370, 802.11ac, Bluetooth 5 and native USB 3.1 Gen2.
As there is no other source of evidence for the time being, let the bullets fly for a while.