Although the Intel Core i7-9700K has not yet been released, nor is it expected until next October, a user has had the luck to get one of these processors to test it, which has not taken long in submit to an overclock session, in which it has managed to reach 5.5 GHz.
Intel remains, currently, quite silent about the 9th Generation of Core processors, although, as usual, the leaks will continue to occur until these new processors reach the market. Something logical, on the other hand, given that they will be the first processors with eight cores, an amount that was unthinkable to see in a processor of the mid-range desktop. At least until AMD launched its Ryzen processors and Intel had to start rearranging its entire product line, first bringing out the current Coffee Lake-S processors, with up to 6 cores and 12 threads, followed by the next Coffee Lake-R, with up to 8 cores and 16 threads.
With the upcoming 9000 series of Core processors, Intel is very clear that it wants to once again lead the mid-range desktop market with processors that not only have a large IPC, but also are capable of performing better in multi-core operations, an aspect in which the processors of the brand had been behind those of AMD.
We already know, because this has been confirmed by Intel, that the processors of the new generation Core, at least those of the highest range, the Intel Core i9-9900K, would carry the IHS welded to the die of the processor, to enhance the thermal transmission, very much in the style of what AMD does with its Ryzen processors. It must be thanks to this welding that the Intel Core i7-9700K processor that has been overclocked, has managed to reach 5.5 GHz.
We want to remember that the Intel Core i7-9700K will be a processor that, unlike what I saw being usual for this manufacturer, will have eight internal cores, but it will not have activated Hyper Threading. This feature is reserved by Intel for use in its Intel Core i9 processors, which will have the aforementioned eight cores and 16 process threads.
After the overclock, this user took the opportunity to pass a round of Cinebench R15, with quite encouraging results. In the single-core test he took, as you can see from the images, 250 points (compared to the 180 points that the AMD Ryzen 7 2700X takes in this test), but, in the multi-core test, he was able to reach 1827 points, which is a score very similar to what AMD processors usually get in this same test. Although we must not forget that this score is with the overclock already made, although it is also true that the Intel processor has only half of available threads.