The overclocking guy Der8auer who is pretty popular on Reddit has come up with something very surprising this time. Der8auer somehow managed to get some of the early samples of Intel’s Skylake-X processors. The said processors are Intel’s latest offerings from its all-new high core count (HCC) HEDT CPUs. The world was had not even experienced the mainstream 6 core processors and here Intel has shown up with 12 to 18-core enthusiast-class CPUs. The CPUs will be running over the same X299 platform on socket LGA 2066.
As per the convention, Der8auer has chosen his own de-lidding tool, Delid-Die-Mate-X. The company has seems to be going with the idea of not soldering its enthusiast-targeted CPUs yet again. Why? Reasons are pretty obvious:
- Better temperatures
- Overclocking potential
However, de-lidding, in this case, seems a bit safer as compared to the past experiences we have seen. Even Der8auer recommends doing it as there are fewer chances of you getting your processor damaged if you have got a sense of things work. Der8auer is the same guy who used to say that masses should refrain from the de-lidding process as it involves high risk of damaging the CPUs in the case of Ryzen or Threadripper. Obviously, everyone wants better temperatures, but with the risk involved in the process, you could end up with a totally useless processor. We still don’t have the video of delidding and anxiously waiting for it. till then, check out the ‘Delidded 7920X‘ post on Der8auer ‘s Facebook page.