Originally Posted by ThrashZone
Unlike 7900x or probably 9900x the 9900k is more vertical than horizontal die so the evo would probably perform better in the default or upside down position which ever pipes better
Horizontal/ goofy worked pretty good on a 7900x though.
They said that regular or upside down was identical.
But now that I think of it...if the TIM worked as intended, there should be an even distributed conduction of heat from die to IHS, so the orientation of the block should theoretically be irrelevant.
I have to reread the article but it would stand to reason that a delidded cpu using liquid metal between die and ihs should have near 100% heat conduction, so the block orientation shouldn’t be relevant.
Maybe I’m assuming too much.
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