As in all new CPU launches, Der8auer got down to business and delided into the new Intel Core i9-10900K, showing off its interior and analyzing temperatures by removing solder and replacing it with liquid metal. Even with Intel's new design that reduces the height of the DIE for greater thermal transfer, Der8auer showed that the delid continues to significantly improve temperatures.
Intel i9-10900K Delidding – Temperatures and Die-Analysis. Details vs. 8700K and 9900K
These were the results obtained by der8auer:
|Pre-Delid||Post-Delid – 1st. Run||Post-Delid – 2nd. Run||Pre-Delid Difference and 2nd. Post-Delid Cumshot|
|Core 0||81 ° C||73 ° C||74 ° C||-7 ° C|
|Core 1||79 ° C||74 ° C||75 ° C||-4 ° C|
|Core 2||87 ° C||78 ° C||78 ° C||-9 ° C|
|Core 3||83 ° C||75 ° C||77 ° C||-6 ° C|
|Core 4||85 ° C||77 ° C||78 ° C||-7 ° C|
|Core 5||85 ° C||76 ° C||77 ° C||-8 ° C|
|Core 6||85 ° C||75 ° C||77 ° C||-8 ° C|
|Core 7||80 ° C||74 ° C||76 ° C||-4 ° C|
|Core 8||81 ° C||73 ° C||74 ° C||-7 ° C|
|Core 9||81 ° C||73 ° C||75 ° C||-6 ° C|
As we can see, the temperature dropped to 10 ° C in the first run and to 9 ° C in the second, making a big difference when replacing indium solder with Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut liquid metal. This means that for the most enthusiastic, soldering is not enough yet and it will be a good practice to perform a delid if the lower temperatures are desired.
Der8auer also revealed that its new system for mounting the liquid cooling block directly on the DIE is already in production, similar to the one it designed for the 9th. Generation, allowing the IHS to be removed in the path from the DIE to the cooling block, further improving heat transfer and therefore further reducing temperatures. We'll keep you posted on what's new when they become available.