Haswell-E uses a Soldered Thermal Interface

Don't De-lid you Haswell-E!

Haswell-E uses a Soldered Thermal Interface

 

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.

 

Haswell-E uses a Soldered Thermal Interface

 

 Haswell-E Specs

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. 

 

Processor

Core i7-5960XCore i7-5930kCore i7-5820K
Processing Cores866
Processing Threads161212
Cache20MB15MB15MB
BLK100MHz100MHz100MHz
Core Base Frequency3.0GHz3.5GHz3.2GHz
Supported MemoryDDR4DDR4DDR4
Memory Controller Frequency2133MHz2133MHz2133MHz

PCI Express Config.

2x16 + 1x82x16 +1x81x16 + 1x8 + 1x4
TDP140W140W140W
Price$1,107.83$631.54$425.92

 

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Most Recent Comments

27-07-2014, 09:53:29

Dicehunter
Nice find

1 thing that worries me about the 5960x is it's base clock, 3 jiggaherz is awfully low Quote

27-07-2014, 09:57:09

Wraith
Nice catch WYP
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Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Nice find

1 thing that worries me about the 5960x is it's base clock, 3 jiggaherz is awfully low
I initially thought that but then again 8 whole solid 100% thorough bred cores, now that's yummy! and I bet with not much tinkering would hit 4.0 - 4.2Ghz.Quote

27-07-2014, 09:57:50

WYP
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dicehunter View Post
Nice find

1 thing that worries me about the 5960x is it's base clock, 3 jiggaherz is awfully low
Yeah, but if we can overclock it well it doesn't really matter.

They need to keep it lower to keep power consumption and heat down. Business users who need the CPU will use the 8 cores which will remove the disadvantage of the lower clocks.Quote

27-07-2014, 09:59:03

The_Governour
Thats sounds very nice! I might get my self a 5930k after I see some OC reports!Quote

27-07-2014, 10:01:24

MadShadow
Seems like a very good idea from Intel. Hopefully we can look forwards to this with Broadwell.Quote
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