Fake or Leaked on purpose to just stay relevant, but it won't be real product since even the 9900KS will be better CPU in gaming and some ADOBE style apps, so how they will justify the new socket cost?
If confirmed, might actually be ok, intel's main problem is the price, they have the performance with a comparable consumption to ryzen 3000, could be pretty good, the new socket is kinda fair, they've been using 1151 for 4 years now, and it might be because they want to make next gen CPUs compatible with these boards. I'm actually kinda interested.
Hopefully this means more PCIE lanes directly to the CPU, though 1159 doesn't seems like much, so I don't know what the new pins are going to be used for. The 1150/1/1v2 have been very limited since it came out.
Even AMD's AM4 has 1331 pins.
To get more PCIE lanes out and support more things directly out of the CPU and not just the chipset, they need to add pins.
If it's fake, it's pretty funny trolling. If real, the right direction but a little late. With Ryzen 7nm giving me 20-40% increase productivity/blender/3d for half my computer... intel is a lost cause until at least 10nm is out. 3900 or 3950 will be my first ever amd cpu, then ? zen3 next year especially if it takes both productivity and gaming from intel.
Intel should spend there time on 10nm and trying to take back both gaming and productivity at given price point, even decreasing price of 9900k, while helpful, isnt going to make up for 20-40% productivity deficit.
Obviously I'm taking this rumor with a grain of salt as everyone should. If it is legit, from my broke guy perspective $159 for a 4 core 8 thread cpu with a 4.5 turbo clock, This would be a steal. Also this would compete heavily with AMD's lower end CPUs.