ASUS has announced that Intel will release new 9th Generation Intel Core processors that will be based on new stepping. These new processors are meant to go live in Q2 2019 and ASUS has already released BIOS updates for all the 300 series motherboards in order to support them.
As the motherboard manufacturer stated:
“ASUS has released BIOS updates for all 300 series motherboards, adding support for the forthcoming 9th Generation Intel® Core™ processors based on new stepping. These processors are scheduled for launch in Q2, 2019. The latest BIOS updates are available for download now from the ASUS website.”
Intel has not revealed what new features these processors will feature. Perhaps these new chips will feature hardware improvements in order to mitigate the Spoiler security vulnerabilities we reported earlier this month? Or perhaps better voltages and lower temperatures?
It’s also worth pointing out that Intel has not officially confirmed yet whether it is indeed planning to release these new processors that will be based on the new stepping. As such, there is a chance that these chips may never see the light of day (though it seems unlikely otherwise ASUS wouldn’t be releasing a new BIOS in order to support them).
Kudos to our reader ‘Metal Messiah’ for bringing this to our attention!