Intel Haswell-E de-lidded: A Soldered IHS!
Reports have been flying in this morning that Intel's upcoming Haswell-E CPU will have their chips soldered to their IHS (integrated heat spreader). This is a move from what Intel has done with their previous few generations of hardware where they used a thermal interface material more similar to what we use to attach our coolers to our hardware.
Overclockers rejoice, as a soldered solution will perform better than Intel's TIM solution, as the thermal conductivity is much higher. This will allow more advanced cooling solutions to more directly benefit your temperatures, which should allow you to push voltages and clock speeds higher than non-soldered solutions.
Here is a picture below of the supposedly de-lidded Intel i7-5960X, which has obviously been destroyed by the process. Taking off the IHS here has peeled the CPU die off, destroying the CPU beyond any possible repair.
Here are what we know of Haswell-E's specifications thus far, as well as the pre-order pricing we reported on little over a week ago.
|Core i7-5960X||Core i7-5930k||Core i7-5820K|
|Core Base Frequency||3.0GHz||3.5GHz||3.2GHz|
|Memory Controller Frequency||2133MHz||2133MHz||2133MHz|
PCI Express Config.
|2x16 + 1x8||2x16 +1x8||1x16 + 1x8 + 1x4|
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