Intel's new Core i9-7920X delidded, looks like a BEAST

Overclocker 'Der8auer' delids the new Core i9-7920X processor.

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Published Tue, Sep 5 2017 10:37 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:54 AM CST

Intel's newly-formed reaction against AMD's constant Ryzen threat is here, with the first of Intel's next-gen Core X processors now here; the first of which is the Core i9-7920X.

Intel's new Core i9-7920X delidded, looks like a BEAST | TweakTown.com

Legendary overclocker 'Der8auer' has his grubby hands-on the 7920X, so the first thing he did was delid it with his Delid Die Mate X tool that popped the lid on the 12C/24T processor. We now have some beyond sexy dieshots of the Core i9-7920X, which are doing some strange things to my body.

What we've learned from the Core i9-7920X being delidded is that there's a lack of solder, meaning Intel seem to have used thermal paste under the lid. We should expect high temps on non-delidded Core X processors, but this is going to be a new learning curve over the next few months... especially as people start getting their hands-on the 18C/36T beast, the Core i9-7980XE.

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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