Overclockers UK releases pre-binned, delidded X299 CPUs

Pre-binned X299 CPUs with clock speeds of up to 5.4GHz!

Overclockers UK releases pre-binned, delidded X299 CPUs

Overclockers UK releases pre-binned, delidded X299 CPUs

 
Delidding tools for Intel's latest X299 series CPUs are uncommon, making home CPU deliding a difficult task. Combine this with the fact that delidding is risky when attempted by novices and it is understandable why many opt to purchase pre-delidded CPUs to save them the hassle and worry of modifying a £300+ CPU.  
 
Some consumers also want to bypass the silicon lottery by purchasing a proven chip, one that overclocks highly to offer top tier performance levels, often paying well over a product's MSRP to achieve a 1st class overclock.  
 
Overclockers UK is now offering a selection of pre-binned and delidded X299 CPUs on their storefront, offering i7 7740X CPUs with clock speeds of up to 5.4GHz, i7 7800X processors with clock speeds of up to 4.9GHz and i9 7900X CPUs with clock speed of up to 4.9GHz. 
 
These chips have been pretested by Overclockers UK and are proven to be able to run at these clock speeds on their own hardware, though bundles are also available for those who want all the motherboard overclock settings to come pre-configured

  

 

At this time no specialised X299 delidding tools have been released onto the consumer market, giving end users very limited options when it comes to delidding their own CPUs. These tools will likely be released at a later date, leaving builders today in a tricky position. Do you pay extra for a pre-delidded and pre-tested CPU, or do you risk it all on your own delidding skills and on the silicon lottery? 

 

You can join the discussion on Overclockers UK's pre-delidded and tested i7 and i9 X299 CPUs on the OC3D Forums

 

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07-08-2017, 09:59:01

AngryGoldfish
5.4Ghz? Wahh!?Quote

07-08-2017, 11:44:49

yggdrasil
Not sure how I feel about this.
Those crap ones have to go somewhere and I bet they aren't being clear about those nor selling them at a discount since they are making profit on top of these ones.
I wouldn't be buying a regular CPU from them that's for sure with no chance of getting a "good"one.Quote

07-08-2017, 11:53:59

russler
Quote:
Originally Posted by yggdrasil View Post
Not sure how I feel about this.
Those crap ones have to go somewhere and I bet they aren't being clear about those nor selling them at a discount since they are making profit on top of these ones.
I wouldn't be buying a regular CPU from them that's for sure with no chance of getting a "good"one.
ive never thought of it that way before good point, they do sell cpus that are in retail boxes and ones that arnt, im guessing they are the "reject" cpusQuote

07-08-2017, 12:08:08

Dicehunter
Quote:
Originally Posted by yggdrasil View Post
Not sure how I feel about this.
Those crap ones have to go somewhere and I bet they aren't being clear about those nor selling them at a discount since they are making profit on top of these ones.
I wouldn't be buying a regular CPU from them that's for sure with no chance of getting a "good"one.
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Originally Posted by russler View Post
ive never thought of it that way before good point, they do sell cpus that are in retail boxes and ones that arnt, im guessing they are the "reject" cpus


The chips OCUK sell that aren't cherry picked are just your average run of the mill chips, You could get lucky and get an amazing clocker but these actual chips that overclock like crazy, OCUK buy specific batches from Intel and then speed bin them so you aren't getting a reject if you buy a standard chip, You're just getting one that hasn't been tested.Quote

07-08-2017, 12:08:35

AngryGoldfish
The 'rejects', for want of a better term, for Kaby Lake could be ones that top out at 4.8Ghz or 4.9Ghz. For a gaming chip—and let's face it that's all the i7 is good for these days—4.8 or 4.9Ghz is all you need. So, OK, you won't be able to hit 5.1Ghz or more, but you don't need to. 5.4Ghz is pointless. Your pushing enormous amounts of voltage into your CPU just for the sake of it. Performance will go up in all applications, but in gaming you'll be hitting a wall. And for the price of a 5.4Ghz 7740K I'd rather a Silicon Lottery 1700X or a 7800X.Quote
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