Enthusiasts often turn to delidding to use a more efficient thermal connection or to get more direct contact when they get mad with more severe cooling methods. German publication Golem.de first noted Intel's decision to use the solder, and other sources claim to have received confirmation of this feature as well.
If these reports prove true, using high-grade solder between the nozzle and IHS should mean that enthusiasts may be able to give up on the treacherous route of delimitation reaches overclocking. We would chalk it up as a victory for the little guys.
Based on the preliminary information that we must continue, these are the three Coffee Lake Refresh Processors Intel will launch in August:
- Core i9-9900K with 8 cores and 16 threads
- Core i7-9700K with 8 cores and 8 threads
- The core i5-9600K with 6 cores and 6 threads `
The Core i9-9900K has a 3.6 GHz base watch along with a single and dual-core turbo clock of 5 GHz. Quad-core turbo is listed at 4.8 GHz while 6- and 8-core turbo is supposedly confirmed for 4.7 GHz. The Core i9-9900K has a 95 watt TDP and wants 16 MB Intel Smart Cache on board.
According to anonymous sources that have gotten hands on the Coffee Lake Refresh processes, they have been able to overclock to as high as 5.5GHz.