Originally Posted by Darkwizzie
What I have heard, direct die's making a difference of like 3C. Delid maybe 20C.
I know people with big custom loops and they're still getting meh temps delidded. If bare die is all the difference in the world I would've heard it by now.
How by now have you not seen people getting atrocious 90C load temps on Kaby Lake and Sky Lake when highly overclocked and at load on the stock IHS? Then people can get anywhere from 20 to 30C decrease in temps just from a Dellid, because the toothpaste application Intel do is pathetic...then couple that with a custom loop with 900+ mm of surface area, high speed fans, high flow loop and blocks, and direct die mount with CLU, and you will see around a 40C (or less, mileage will vary of coarse) drop in load temps from the stock product.
I am speaking from my own experience, obviously not everyone will get a temp drop like that, and very few people even go direct-die with their cooling set-up, the temp decrease from going direct die alone isn't much, but couple it with all the other factors going on in a custom loop, and the temp difference from it and just having the stock IHS is huge.