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.
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.
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