The famous German enthusiast Roman Hartung “der8auer” published a new video on his YouTube channel in which he shares his views about the Overclocking capabilities of Intel Skylake-X processors based on X299 platform. In particular, the frequency potential of Intel 10-Core Skylake-X Core i9 7900X processor using closed loop AIO or custom liquid cooling setup.

Delid Intel 10-Core Skylake-X Core i9 7900X Overclocked To 5GHz

Intel Core i9 7900X @4.8Ghz without deliding.

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Roman Overclocked Intel Core i9 7900X to stable 4.8GHz with closed loop 280-mm AIO from Corsair camp without “Deliding the CPU.” So, you can expect that with custom water cooling system Core i9-7900X will be able to operate at frequencies up to 4.9 GHz. We remind you that Intel Skylake-X processors  are not soldered. Intel has decided to use a thermal compound/thermal interface material (TIM) to transfer heat from the CPU to the CPU’s integrated heat spreader (IHS), allowing Intel to save time and money when manufacturing these new CPUs.

Intel Core i9 7900X @5GHz after deliding.
Intel Core i9 7900X Temperatures @5GHz with AIO


After deliding the CPU, Roman was able to Overclocked processor up to 5 GHz, using the same closed loop 280-mm AIO from Corsair. Thus the CPU supply voltage was set to 1.32 V, and the maximum temperature of the chip was about 88-90ºC. As for ordinary Intel Core i9-7900X processor, according to a German enthusiast, after Deliding you will be able to reach at stable frequencies of about 4.7-4.8 GHz.

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