anandtech got 220w on their asrock board, they retested with a different board and got a different result. There is a problem with board VRM throttling leading to inaccurate power and temperature results from some outlets, such as oc3d. gamersnexus and hardware unboxed are both digging into it further with extended power and thermal/vrm testing in the coming days. The primary issue here is most outlets got their 9900k's about 2 - 5 days ago. hardware unboxed has had his for several weeks now though, standby for further results as more testing is done. I do believe i've proven quite definitively that i was not infact simply pulling information out of my rear end, unless you think i'm clairvoyant, HUB's cover photo should clearly cover that part of it. Anyway, i will update you as further information is found sir. It could very well have been MCE results due to board vendors being naughty with reporting whether mce is enabled or not, gigabyte is guilty of doing that, see gamersnexus MCE debacle with the 8700k for that one. Need more data to confirm that. Either way the temperatures are indeed very problematic as i said, and der8auer has given us the reasons why. This is a very bad launch, with very bad pricing, and i don't see how anyone can be happy with what's happened here with this 9th gen product stack.So no actual real world examples of a 215W power draw in non AVX loads then? Gotcha. Thought so.