The Intel Core- series of processors have now received their latest upgrade in the form of the Coffee Lake-S Refresh. This new updated range brings some highly sought after improvements, including the fact that CPUs with unlocked multipliers now offer soldered heatspreaders (IHS). This enables heat to be more effectively dissipated away from the CPU, allowing higher clock frequencies over longer periods of time.
The Intel Core i9-9900K is the new flagship model of the Core 9000- series and offers eight cores with Hyper-Threading (SMT), capable of processing up to 16 threads simultaneously. The enthusiast-class CPU is also capable of offering increased clock frequencies and optimised boost functions when compared to its predecessors. The TDP of this Octa-Core processor is a mere 95 Watts. The processor is compatible with socket 1151 motherboards from the 300-series.