Intel slides attach soldered ihs for Core i9-9900K, i7-9700K and i5-9600K

Leaked slides from Intel show that the upcoming lga1151 processors will get a soldered integrated heat spreader. That only seems to apply to the overclockable K models. Intel states that the soldered heat spreader provides a ‘desired effect’ for overclockers.

The slides were put online by VideoCardz and confirm previously leaked information, such as the clock speeds and TDPs of the new processors. It is also confirmed that the Core i7 does not have hyperthreading. Only the new Core i9 top model gets eight cores with hyperthreading.

Soldering the heat spreader to the processor generally results in lower temperatures. In practice, this often yields a gain of about 15 degrees Celsius. Intel has stopped soldering the heat spreader for years, but uses thermal paste. That is a cheaper method.

The Core i9-9900K, the i7-9700K and the i5-9600K have a TDP of 95 watts. The new processors are suitable for all motherboards with an Intel 300 series chipset, but the new Z390 chipset is recommended. This would have a better power supply, which should help overclock the processors with eight cores.

The slides only show the maximum turbo speed of a single core, with the Core i9-9900K that is 5GHz. Presumably Intel will release the processors, which are again made on a 14nm process, in October.