Since the Core i9-9900K reviews went live, a few strange anomalies have been spotted, mostly relating to its power and thermal performance. These results stirred up quite a bit of chatter regarding whether or not the 9900K in stock trim really runs at over 80 degrees with high-end cooling or it is more like 60-65 degrees? To better answer that, I guess we have to first define what stock means for the 9900K. Furthermore, if we (or the motherboard) limits just how fast the 9900K will go based on a thermal profile, then is it inhibiting performance?
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