Intel’s Core i9-9900K says no to delidding
According to German website Golem.de, Intel’s new mid-range flagship 8-core processor will be soldered. Several Intel-related sources have independently confirmed this to our German colleagues.
It is further said that both upcoming 8-core Intel processors coming with 9th Gen Core series will be soldered. That means Core i9-9900K and i7-9700K will use a solder between the IHS and the die.
The thermal compound used for current generation processors can be removed in the process called delidding. This technique voids the warranty and requires special tools (or a very steady hand). Yet still, it’s very popular among PC enthusiasts.
Intel has not used solder in this price range since Sandy Bridge. The return to soldering is likely to improve cooling efficiency and increase clock speeds further. The Core i9-9900K allegedly boosts up to 5 GHz.
It is worth noting that the same rumor has been published by PC Builder’s Club around 9 days ago. The website further claimed that the chip is capable of reaching 5.5 GHz.