New way to lower processor temperature: a silver heatspreader

Intel’s new processors have once again come to market with a not very efficient paste. It is odd that the company still does not have any special brazed editions, because the demand for better solutions is obvious and Intel is creating good business for other people and companies this way. With Coffee Lake processors, it seems that the “commercial“ delid will be a full hit and will bring a pretty expensive and extravagant innovation. Read more “New way to lower processor temperature: a silver heatspreader” »

Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra vs. Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut

Coollaboratory is well known among the hardware enthusiasts, mainly thanks to its liquid metals. The model with higher thermal conductivity, Liquid Ultra, is commonly preferred with high power consumption chips, since their default compounds are usually of lower quality. To find out whether CLU still pays off, we put it to the ring with an opponent from the Thermal Grizzly workshop, with Core i5-7600K as the referee. Read more “Coollaboratory Liquid Ultra vs. Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut” »

Operation Kaby Lake: cooling the chip in 24 ways

Is it enough to replace the default paste, or should you consider choosing an uncompromising solution in the form of a liquid metal? Does it pay off to try your luck and decide to not use the heatspreader and give a chance to on-die cooling? You will find all relevant combinations in these tests. We also monitored the behaviour of a liquid cooler and a traditional air cooler with different cooling performances. Read more “Operation Kaby Lake: cooling the chip in 24 ways” »