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http://www.tomshardware.com/news/Intel-Core-i-74960X,23270.html


So glad to see they went back to soldering the cpus to the IHS like my 2500k, should be a beastly overclock-er even for a Ivy-Bridge.
Edited by SeanJ76 - 2/20/14 at 7:39am
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They do that for all the X79 platform and should be doing so for the X99 platform also.

TIM is only used on IB and Haswell.
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I wonder how he got the IHS off ... heat? Scary thought with a brand new, super exclusive chip
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I wonder how he got the IHS off ... heat? Scary thought with a brand new, super exclusive chip

Typically a butane torch.
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Great to see that they went back to the ways of the 2500k/2600k!!!
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Why would someone even try when IBE temps < IB temps by a large margin already? D:

I could see lapping it down to the solder as a viable solution though!
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The same applies to all x79 chips
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