Benchmark leaks show Intel Core i7-9700K at 5GHz

Still high temperatures

The guys over at Elchapuzasinformatico have published an extensive review on Intels upcoming Core i7-9700K processor. The chip has been put through its paces in almost every scenario including overclocking capabilities. Although the CPU comes with STIM (Solder Thermal Interface Material) the temperatures skyrocketed pretty soon.

With the Core i7-9700K, Intel will add an eight core chip without Hyper Threading enabled to its mainstream portfolio. Apart from that there is 12MB L3 cache and the single core clock speed can reach up to 4.90 GHz. One of the most interesting feature of these upcoming CPUs is undoubtedly the fact that the heatspreader has been soldered to the die again. This is supposed to allow for lower temperatures at a similar TDP.

According to the review - although the CPU sports STIM (Solder Thermal Interface Material) - the temperatures are still pretty high. Elchapuzasinformatico has achieved 5GHz with 1.4 Volt across all eight cores. At stock frequencies the temperatures were on a reasonable level, yet with the CPU overclocked the core temperatures quickly spiked to 95°C on average.

The temperatures are pretty high and still disappointing. At the moment it's hard to understand if is the chip Elchapuzasinformatico tested is not the best binned one - to say the least - or if the BIOS isn't ready serious overclocking. Nevertheless it’s interesting to know that the chip has received decent cooling using a Corsair Hydro H80i GT, which sports a 120mm radiator only.

Source: Wccftech

News by Luca Rocchi and Marc Büchel - German Translation by Marc Büchel - Italian Translation by Francesco Daghini

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