Intel Core i9-9900K - Power Consumption Tests

The Coffee Lake architecture is meant to improve overall system power consumption and add to the efficiency. In the case of the 9th Gen CPUs, we are looking at refined 14nm++ process which allows Intel to gain improved clock speeds and increase the number of cores within the same power envelope.

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With the frequency bump, the new chips do end up with higher power consumption both in idle and load states. The Intel Core i9-9900K when overclocked, breaches the 400W barrier. Even the stock operation is higher than the previous generation flagship which tells that this part has may not be aiming the higher efficiency point as the previous generation parts.

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The AORUS Z390 Master is a really beautiful motherboard with a powerful stack of features backing it that helps gamers and enthusiast get the most out of their PCs through overclocking. The BIOS can get some refinements but aside from that, the Z390 Master from AORUS is one of our top recommended Z390 motherboards for 9th Gen PC builders.

Pros
  • Enthusiast Grade Motherboard Design
  • Full Support For 8 Core Intel CPUs
  • Excellent Design and Build Quality
  • Excellent VRM Cooling With Direct Touch heatpipe and fin array heatsink
  • Excellent Overclocking Performance
  • Backplate with thermal pads integration
  • High-Quality Components With 12 Phase IRDigital PWM
  • Intel CNVi WiFI + BT5.0 Capabilities
  • Triple M.2 slots With Full Coverage heatsinks + Thermal Pads
  • Tons of USB 3.1 Gen 2 and Gen 1 Ports
  • AORUS RGB Fusion Digital LEDs System Looks Stunning
  • ALC1220 + ESS Sabre HIFI DAC Premium sound system
  • Durable PCIe and DDR4 DIMM Slot Metal Armor
  • Integrated Rear Panel I/O Shield
Cons
  • Pricing could be slightly lower
  • BIOS needs refinement (Advanced Mode settings don't usually save in profiles, can't tune fan curve properly, lot's of experience required for entry-level overclockers)

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