Der8auer achieves "Unreal Temperature improvement" with Direct-Die cooling on Ryzen 7000 CPUs

Has the golden age of delidding returned?

Der8auer achieves

Direct-Die cooling delivers a 20ish degree drop in Ryzen 9 7900X thermals and increases its overclocking headroom

der8auer, the world-class CPU overclocking expert, has become the first person to publically delid and utilise Direct-Die cooling on an AMD Ryzen 7000 series processor. By doing so, he has delivered a huge drop on AMD's Ryzen 7000 series thermals and gave his processor increased overclocking headroom. 

Using a custom delidding tool for AMD's new Ryzen 7000 series processors, der8auer has managed to remove the IHS of a Ryzen 9 7900X processor without damaging the processor or any of its components. By doing this, der8auer is able to directly connect a liquid cooling setup to the dies of his Ryzen 9 7900X using a new liquid metal thermal interface material. This lowers the load thermals of AMD's Ryzen 9 7900X by allowing heat to directly move from his processor's silicon and into his custom liquid cooling setup, allowing heat to be transferred away from the processor more efficiently. 

Since delidding his first Ryzen 7000 series processors, der8auer has made the design of his Ryzen 7000 series delidding tool and accessories ready for production. This will allow overclockers to delid their own Ryzen 7000 series processors at home to achieve similar cooling benefits. However, it is worth remembering that delidding places your processor at risk of damage, and will void your CPU's warranty. In the process of making the video below, der8auer damaged a Ryzen 7 7700X while testing a prototype delidding tool, highlighting that even delidding experts can sometimes damage processors. 

Using his delidding tool, der8auer has managed to lower the load thermals of his Ryzen 9 7900X by 18-21 degrees. Furthermore, this thermal headroom has allowed him to overclock his Ryzen 9 7900X to higher all-core frequencies. With these lowered thermals, der8auer expects to achieve even higher performance levels by overclocking Ryzen 7000 CPUs with higher voltages. With these lowered thermals, we expect Ryzen 7000 series delidding to be very popular amongst overclocking enthusiasts.

Simply put, the thermal drops seen below are staggering. A 20-degree drop is huge, and we can expect hardware enthusiasts to find other ways to increase the overclocking potential of AMD's latest processors. 

Der8auer achieves

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27-09-2022, 12:47:36

robbiec
Its a nice POC but proof will be in the delivery of a variant that works with the real 7xxx CPUs, the X3D versions. He might have a winner on his hands with the new backplate / mounting mechanism.Quote

27-09-2022, 14:12:30

AngryGoldfish
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Originally Posted by robbiec View Post
Its a nice POC but proof will be in the delivery of a variant that works with the real 7xxx CPUs, the X3D versions. He might have a winner on his hands with the new backplate / mounting mechanism.
Why do you feel that the current Zen 4 line-up are not 'real', so to speak?Quote

27-09-2022, 15:20:59

robbiec
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Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
Why do you feel that the current Zen 4 line-up are not 'real', so to speak?
The big cache versions are the 'Real' 7000 series. I reckon the Intel 13K will give the released 7xxx Ryzen's a hard time, pricing and performance (but probably not efficiency wise) and overall platform cost. The 79xx's might be able to stay above the fray compute wise but for gaming and IPC then the 76xx and 77xx have a battle on their hands. The X3D's will come in Jan / Feb and no one will argue about their performance, maybe their cost but not performance.Quote

27-09-2022, 17:07:50

AlienALX
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Originally Posted by AngryGoldfish View Post
Why do you feel that the current Zen 4 line-up are not 'real', so to speak?
I feel the same way. AMD designed something marvelous and instead we got over priced furnaces.

It just all feels a bit half assed. Worst Ryzen launch yet imo.Quote

28-09-2022, 07:09:51

Peace
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Originally Posted by AlienALX View Post
I feel the same way. AMD designed something marvelous and instead we got over priced furnaces.

It just all feels a bit half assed. Worst Ryzen launch yet imo.
Soooo we'll wait until the X3D variants are released?Quote
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