Here's the results of Intel's new Core i9-10900K after it's delidded

Legendary overclocker 'der8auer' delidded his new Intel Core i9-10900K with surprising results.

Published Tue, May 26 2020 8:30 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:43 AM CST

Intel launched its new flagship gaming CPU in the Core i9-10900K (our review here) barely a week ago, packing 10 cores and 20 threads of Comet Lake goodness. Well, now overclocker 'der8auer' has delidded it with some interesting results. Check out his video:

He compares Intel's new Core i9-10900K processor up against some previous-gen chips in the Core i9-9900K and Core i7-8700K. All of these chips are different as well, with the 10900K being a 10C/20T chip, the 9900K is an 8C/16T chip, while the 8700K is a 6C/12T chip.

Here's the results of Intel's new Core i9-10900K after it's delidded 08 |

In the image above we have a comparison between the dies of the Core i9-10900K, Core i9-9900K, and the Core i7-8700K. Nerd porn, really.

  • How did he delid it? der8auer used the DeLid DieMate 2 to delid his Core i9-10900K processor, with it needing to be rotated by 180 degrees and used a second time. Why? Because of the softness of the Indium solder.
  • How much cooler did it run? Once the Core i9-10900K was deliidded, in der8auer's tests he saw 4-9C cooler temps, but remember once it was delidded he applied liquid metal to it, too.
  • Did it overclock (OC) better? Well, not that much so far -- der8auer notes that you shouldn't be able to push anything over 200MHz more from the CPU. he added that any benefits from overclocking would "be quite small".
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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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