9900K Availability

n0x1ous

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Anyone in the US get their pre-order shipped today from any vendors? I placed a pre-order with Amazon as soon as the page went up on Oct 8 and my status is still not yet shipped with no estimated delivery date. I have every other piece of kit for this new rig except the cpu. It's killing me staring at this hardware and not being able to put it together.
 
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I'm super bummed the CPU isn't available on "release day".
 

elkido122

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When i called Amazon about my preorder , they said next week there coming in . Didn't know an exact day though
 

IEC

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When i called Amazon about my preorder , they said next week there coming in . Didn't know an exact day though
Call again and you will probably get a different answer.
 

elkido122

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What are you trying to say exactly
 
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My order from provantage was only $507 shipped, with no tax. They said it will ship Nov 1, but I imagine that's up in the air. I know they would be a little slower, so I can wait. Saved a few bucks at least!
 

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Silicon Lottery put up a small batch of 9700Ks last night, but the 9900K date got pushed back (again) to November 9th.

Predictably, all but the middle bin is already sold out.

Binning stats for i7-9700K:
As of 10/28/18, the top 28% of tested 9700Ks were able to hit 5.1GHz or greater.
As of 10/28/18, the top 69% of tested 9700Ks were able to hit 5.0GHz or greater.
As of 10/28/18, 100% of tested 9700Ks were able to hit 4.9GHz or greater.

They were thermally limited by 240mm-360mm AIO coolers and say you can get a little bit more Hz by increasing voltage to 1.4V+. But at that point you're looking at as much as 200W+ heat dissipation, so you need a custom loop to keep up beyond 5GHz.

That's for the 8c/8t chip. AIO is obviously not going to be enough for a stable 5GHz+ on the 9900K unless you have extreme airflow and a golden chip. Or set a big enough AVX offset.

Edit: Clarified point about 8th gen Core scaling with voltage (as long as you can cool it).
 
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Interesting. The AT power numbers for the 9900k made it look downright tame @ 5.0 GHz running Blender. Must be a golden chip.
 

PliotronX

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I noticed in roadmaps past that 9900K was not set for release until Q1'19.. This paper launch smacks of fear. The competition is palpable :)
 

StinkyPinky

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I noticed in roadmaps past that 9900K was not set for release until Q1'19.. This paper launch smacks of fear. The competition is palpable :)
Perhaps Intel were nervous AMD would release Zen 2 not much later and therefore rushed the launch. Either way, Intel just can't seem to get anything right lately. I've never seen them so incompetent before.
 

DominionSeraph

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Interesting. The AT power numbers for the 9900k made it look downright tame @ 5.0 GHz running Blender. Must be a golden chip.
More likely AVX torture test vs Blender.
I have a stable of i7 3770's on stock HSFs which will shoot up to 90C in an AVX stress test, yet they'll happily encode all day at 75C.
I have yet to see a real-life load that comes close to stress testing software, so it's about as useful as the old Furmark power consumption figures.
 
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More likely AVX torture test vs Blender.
I have a stable of i7 3770's on stock HSFs which will shoot up to 90C in an AVX stress test, yet they'll happily encode all day at 75C.
I have yet to see a real-life load that comes close to stress testing software, so it's about as useful as the old Furmark power consumption figures.
Doesn't Blender make some use of AVX/AVX2? Or do you have to specifically compile for it?
 
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Interesting. The AT power numbers for the 9900k made it look downright tame @ 5.0 GHz running Blender. Must be a golden chip.
They had high numbers, but it turned out the 370 mobo was delivering too much voltage. The numbers were much better with a 390 mobo.
I suspect some BIOSes are not quite ready yet for the new chips.

Notice: When we initially posted this page, we ran numbers with an ASRock Z370 board. We have since discovered that the voltage applied by the board was super high, beyond normal expectations. We have since re-run the numbers using the MSI MPG Z390 Gaming Edge AC motherboard, which does not have this issue.
 

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