Intel processors are notoriously not the best on the market. A possible “solution” to bring this heat under control is direct die cooling. This allows the CPU to run cooler and perform better. Of course, overclocking expert Roman “der8auer” Hartung didn’t miss the opportunity to take a closer look at the new Intel Core i9-14900K.
He has video der8auer Intel Core i9-14900K (Test) “Beheaded” and removed the heat spreader from the actual chip. However, since it is soldered to the chip with indium, it requires a lot of care and prior knowledge when cutting it. As a normal gamer you should stay away from such actions. If you want to dare, you can, for example Deliding-Tool Von Thermal Grizzly Possession
However, due to the high power consumption of Raptor Lake refresh chips, direct-die cooling can bring significant added value. der8auer shows that by removing the heat spreader and Use of liquid metals Combined with a 360mm AiO water cooler The temperature dropped from 93.1 degree Celsius to 83.2 degree Celsius May be. using a communication frame Temperature can even by another 1.7 C° bow down
Whether or not a process of decapitation is warranted for one A temperature drop of about 12 degrees Celsius Justified, ultimately remains a separate decision. At least the 14900K ran well in Roman’s test run with a peak power consumption of 294 watts, which corresponds to about 10 watts less consumption than the test with the heat spreader.
What do you think: Would you dare to decapitate an Intel processor to enable optimized performance? We look forward to your comments under this post! 👏
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