Published On: Tue, Sep 5th, 2017

Intel’s Extreme Core Count Die Exposed Through Core i9-7980XE and Core i9-7920X Delidding – A Monster Chip Designed For Enthusiasts, Still Lacks Solder

Renowned overclocker Der8auer has confirmed a good tide of videos that fact a Intel Core X array processors. The fan is famous for his new delidding videos and also essential sum that cover a X299 VRM issues. The latest post by him exposes a Extreme Core Count die that is being used on Intel’s 12 to 18 core Core i9 CPUs.

Intel Core i9-7920X CPU Delidded – Exposes The Extreme Core Count Die For High-End Intel X299 CPUs

Most tech readers are unequivocally meddlesome in die shots, generally GPU dies given that gives them accurate figure of a transistor firmness that those chips pack. CPUs generally don’t underline a same turn of transistor firmness as GPUs though they are still an engineering marvel as many of a estimate in desktop computing is rubbed by them. This year has sparked a revolution, Intel and AMD have all expelled chips that pennyless past a 10 core count barrier.

intel-core-x-x299_14Related Intel’s Flagship 18 Core, Core i9-7980XE CPU Now Available For Pre-Order during OCUK – Core i9-7960X, Core i9-7940X, Core i9-7920X Also Available

We have a 16 core Ryzen Threadripper behemoth that delivers well-developed opening in a disruptive cost tab and we have a 18 core Core i9-7980XE featuring belligerent violation 18 cores on a singular die (albeit during a most reward price). The Core i9-7980XE is still a month divided from launch though Intel has expelled their 12 core, Core i9-7920X chip. The chip is accessible for sale and holding a advantage, Der8auer has totally nude one off to display a large die underneath it.

Starting with a details, a Intel Core i9-7920X and a latter high core count variants will be regulating a die that is opposite than a one featured on stream Core X array processors. Intel is terming it as a XCC that stands for Extreme Core Count. This die will be featured on a 12, 14, 16 and 18 core variants. The die is surprisingly bigger than a one featured on a Core i9-7900X, a 10 core processor. The Intel Core i9 XCC variants are pronounced to be concordant with a Delid-Die Mate X apparatus creation delidding somewhat some-more easier for users that are interested. It is also value observant that Intel still hasn’t soldered a chip and relying on TIM solution.

This might means some snub though creation delidding easier means that users will have a ability to request improved TIM resolution themselves. Although we consider that Intel should possibly have soldered or use a improved TIM resolution than a one they are regulating now (also generally referred to as Toothpaste by a PC Tech community). Der8auer has also lonesome die shots of Kaby Lake X and Core X (MCC) in his prior videos so we can take a demeanour during them for improved comparisons with a outrageous XCC die.

Intel Kaby Lake X (4 Core) and Skylake X (10 Core) Die Shots (Via Der8auer):

Intel Core X Series Processor Family Specifications:


Intel Core i9-7980XE Scores Over 38000 Points in 3DMark Firestrike’s Physics Test

In other associated news, a Core i9-7980XE 18 core chip has damaged past 38000 points in a 3D Mark Firestrike Physics test. The chip reported a measure of 38,889 points and a blazing quick 123.46 FPS during a test. The chip was means to measure this with a overclock of 5 GHz that is considerable for a 18 core processor. You can see a measure for yourself in a following screenshot:

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The chip was delidded and improved TIM was applied. Liquid cooling was used so that’s a good thing as this overclock was practicable on a high-end cooler and not LN2 as we would have expected. The chip now maintains a top production measure on 3DMark Firestrike Physics exam database. The contrast also confirms that play like a ROG Rampage VI APEX can say a clever overclock on such processors. You can also see that a Core i9-7980XE uses a same die as a Core i9-7920X.

There are some additional scores such as Cinebench R15 tests during 4.8 GHz that reports 4748 indicate in multi-threading benchmarking. There are also cooling opening tests finished before and after delidding during batch clocks. The chip maintains underneath 60C after delidding during full bucket that seems like a plus. Overclocking can trigger aloft temperatures so users should be discreet of provision high voltages to their chips. Expect some-more sum on Intel’s XCC Core-X processors in a entrance month.

Intel Core i9-7980XE Delid and Physics Test Result:

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