According to a statement from Asus, Intel will be launching even more 9th Gen Core processors for the 300 series platform very soon. The company stated that “Asus has released BIOS updates for all 300 series motherboards, adding support for the forthcoming 9th Generation Intel Core processors based on new stepping”. You can read the full release here.
Apparently these chips should be launching some time around Q2 2019, with BIOS updates already available across the majority of Asus’s Z390, H370, B360 and H310 motherboard platforms. This'll likely mean we'll finally see a multitude of 9th series Core i3s, Pentium and Celeron parts taking advantage of the performance increase found on the latest gen processors currently available.
This is potentially big news for those on a tight budget. However there's still no word from Intel as to whether this is accurate or not, nor whether we'll be seeing any 10th generation processors on a new 10nm node. It's likely Intel would introduce both a new chipset and a new socket at this point to cater towards the increased power draw and core count of any potential drop in transistor size.
This will fully fledge out Intel's 5th generation of processors on the 14nm transistor size, giving some of us concern that perhaps 10nm is still off-track for the time being. Is Intel out for the count? Or could this just be a minor refresh with the new architecture to prelude the launch of 10nm later on this year?