In a statement to OC3D, Canadian laptop developer Eurocom confirmed that the Intel 9900K and 9700K CPUs will be soldered to their IHS. When Intel launched their Ivy bridge desktop CPUs, they switched from solder to a less thermally conductive TIM, and continued the tradition all the way to Coffee Lake. In August, Videocardz leaked some slides suggesting that Intel's next mainstream CPUs would be soldered, but that rumor wasn't confirmed by a PC manufacturer until now. "New Intel i9-9900K and i7-9700K CPUs are coming with gold soldered TIM/IHS to the CPU die. This should help manage the temperatures of the higher-clocked CPUs and will also help with achieving higher overclocked frequencies. Our Sky "C" super-laptops are ready for 9900K /9700K."