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German overclocker and enthusiast Roman "der8auer" Hartung has successfully delidded a couple of AMD's latest generation Ryzen Threadripper processors, including the 3970X and 3960X. He then cleaned them up, applied thermal paste, and was successful in getting them to boot into Windows and run through Cinebench, though there were some hitches along the way. Before we get into all that, let's discuss the two Threadripper processors der8auer put under the knife, Both are based on AMD's Zen 2 CPU architecture. The Threadripper 3970X is the higher-end of the two, with 32 cores and 64 threads clocked at 3.7GHz to 4.5GHz, and 144MB of L2+L3 cache. As for the Threadripper 3960X, it sports 24 cores and... Read more...
Earlier this month, AMD officially released its second-generation Ryzen processors, which are based on a refined 12nm Zen+ architecture. Professional overclocker der8auer has already shown us that the processors have some huge overclocking potential, and he attempted to further exploit this good fortune by delidding a Ryzen 5 2600. As is typically the case when der8auer puts processors on the operating table, he coaxed the processor's heat spreader up to a temperature of around 180 degrees, after which he was able to pop the lid off. A temperature range of 170 to 180 degrees is where Indium melts, which is the solder that AMD uses on its processors. Once he was able to scrape off the Indium... Read more...
Roman Hartung, the renowned overclocker who goes by the online moniker "der8auer," has ripped the integrated heatspreader (IHS) off of more than a few processors. The practice is known as delidding and one of the reasons why adventurous overclockers attempt the risky procedure is to replace the thermal interface material (TIM) with higher quality paste. It is also neat to see what a naked processor looks like, and to that end, der8auer posted an image to Facebook showing a delidded Intel Core i9-7920X processor. The Core i9-7920X is a high-end desktop (HEDT) chips based on Intel's performance oriented Skylake-X architecture. It is not the top chip in the Skylake-X stack—that rung is occupied... Read more...
Now that AMD's fancy new Ryzen processors are available, some people might be wondering if the effort and risk of delidding one of the CPUs is worth the potential reward. This is a question that renowned overclocker "Der8auer" set out to answer in a new YouTube video after demonstrating in a previous clip how to remove the integrated heat spreader (IHS) from an AMD Ryzen CPU. The answer? Don't bother, because even if someone manages to lift the lid off a Ryzen processor without destroying it, the reduction in temperature is minimal. Delidding processors is common in the professional overclocking community. Some enthusiasts dabble with the practice as well, all in an effort to reach the CPU die... Read more...
It was only last week when the Internet was abuzz with an overclocker taking an AMD Ryzen 7 1800X processor and revving it all the way to 5.2GHz on LN2 cooling. That paved the way for a new Cinebench R15 world record, though that record no longer stands. Now barely a week later, an overclocker has pushed a presumably delidded Ryzen 7 1800X processor to 5.8GHz, the highest officially recorded clockspeed to date for a Ryzen CPU. And that Cinebench R15 score? Somebody has topped that, too.The new frequency record was set by none other than Der8auer, a renowned overclocker who recently posted a video showing how to (and warning against) delidding a Ryzen processor. He explained in the video that... Read more...