The numbers in the demo were system draw. Both systems has the same graphics cards, same ram and as close to the same motherboard as they could get. You seem to be upset that they are doing well, which is puzzling to me.My point was that a small difference in CB (so it's not 5% but 10+ % ) still makes a big difference in userbenchmark,that's what I was answering to.
I never said that the 9900k was being gimped,but around it's release we have sen how huge a difference the motherboard makes when it comes to power draw (and to a lesser degree to performance) .
Where is your proof that they selected the best possible combo?
Anecdotal but still,properly configured at 4,7Gh running cinebench the 9900k uses 131Watt....158 at stock
CINEBENCH R15.038 131Watt @1,12Volt (158Watt @1,216 Volt Stock)