In enthusiastic circles, processor cooling is an important topic for many, as Intel’s choice to use silicone-to-heat spreader (IHS) cooling paste was a controversial issue until the introduction of the Core 9000 series. With this family, the company chose to follow AMD’s example and weld the parts together, but before that The so-called “delidding” was a solution for users looking for lower temperatures.
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This process means separating the heatsink from the rest of the processor package, to replace the heat transfer material with liquid metal, for example. Despite the advantages of the smaller temperature and the greater risk of circuit damage, “cavitation” still occurs. Pictures on the forum overclocking Overclock dot net MoeBen member now appears to have given Rocket Lake Core i7-11700K the same treatment.
The Core i7-11700K will be officially released on March 30th, but has been in the spotlight in recent weeks as a result of the German Mindfactory’s decision to start early sales. Both individuals and tech websites have got their hands on the new “Rocket Lake,” which, among other things, has led to two reviews and question marks over whether the Core 11000 series represents any major upgrade compared to the previous generation.
However, “Rocket Lake” is clearly Intel’s first architectural update to a desktop user platform in more than 5 years. The architecture is called “Cypress Cove” and it is a 14nm version of the “Sunny Cove” mobile phone, which is usually manufactured at 10nm. The photos show that a step to older manufacturing technology is actually increasing the circle size.
Hardwarexx Editor Andreas Schilling strikes The Core i7-11700K circuit measures about 270 mm², which is slightly larger by 26 percent than the 10-core Core i9-10900K. Twitter profile “harukaze5719” shows the circle next to some of its predecessors on the same node, indicating a steady increase in size. “Rocket Lake” remains in eight cores, so the Core i7 circuit pictured is the same as that of its Core i9 siblings.
In an early Core i7-11700K review, Anandtech explained that the reduction in the number of cores is not due to lack of space, but with circuit visuals, space cannot be completely consumed as a contributing factor. Anandtech also states that temperatures are under heavy load escape and the heat generated does not reach the coolant fast enough. It remains to be seen whether “abstraction” is the solution to such a problem, since the sample shown by “MoeBen” has not survived the process.