Corresponding to a new filtration, Eteknix refers to the Intel Core 9th Gen coffee processor update. If we talk about AMD Ryzen 3000 launch date in the second quarter, the new Intel’s Step Update R0 could be seen as the weak effort of Intel to show its presence in the market. Of course, the Zen 2, 7nm engraving is going to cause problems for Intel in the coming months. Intel’s ninth generation of Core Coffee Lake processors is on the verge of a new generation stepping and is about to be launched on the market. Motherboard manufacturers such as ASUS, Gigabyte and ASRock already have new BIOS available to support them. These new processors are called R0 stepping.
What is new in R0 Stepping of Intel Core 9th Gen coffee processors?
Up until now, a new step meant hardware changes like bug fixes, cache sizes or other relatively small features. Occasionally, it also changed the clock frequency and TDP. This time Intel has not revealed what this new step will bring. Both Gigabyte and ASUS are the first with BIOS updates for R0 stepping of Intel’s processor and have not revealed exactly what these new processors will bring out.
The new chips are expected to come to market in the coming weeks and kick off fully in the second quarter of this year. Hopefully we will get more information about them. Also, with a release planned for the second quarter one must ask oneself whether it is related to the upcoming processors of the Ryzen 3000 series from AMD or not.
The current 9th generation Intel has the ID of “P0”, which would have any processor i9-9900K. Thanks to the gigabyte table, we can see how the same i9-9900K with the ID “R0” gets a revision. At the moment, it is only known that the Asus and Gigabyte BIOS are up to date to get this revision.
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With a renewed architecture and a new process, AMD can gain ground over the current ninth generation CPUs if Intel does not take anything against it. An adaptation to reduce the TDP and/or to increase the clocks and the cache would be interesting. t the moment, we have to wait for Intel’s confirmation to tell us what changes will come from this new revision. These kinds of revisions are intended to improve aspects of the components such as the TDP or certain bugs found. We will keep you up to date.