The Delid-Die-Mate Intel 13th/14th Gen is a tool for removing the heat spreader ("delidden") on Intel processors for socket LGA1700. By removing the heat spreader, the CPUs can be cooled via "direct die", for example. With the so-called "direct die", the CPU cooler is mounted directly on the processor chip. By omitting the heat spreader in the cooling circuit, a significantly optimised heat transfer from the die to the CPU cooler is possible.
- Compatible with 12th/13th/14th Intel Core generation
- Delidding tool
- Made of aluminium
Why "Delidding" & Direct Die method for Intel processors?
Delidding is the process of removing the processor's heat spreader. On unsoldered processors, delidding is typically used to replace the thermal interface material (TIM) between the CPU die and the heat spreader with high-quality thermal compound or liquid metal before the heat spreader is reinstalled. However, since the 13th generation Intel Core processors are soldered, this is not an option, as removing the indium solder would create too large a gap between the IHS and CPU dies.
Therefore, the 13th/14th Gen Intel Core CPUs are primarily delidded for possible mounting of the CPU cooler directly on the CPU dies. By omitting the heat spreader and mounting the CPU cooler directly on the dies, experience shows that temperatures can be reduced by 10-15 °C if liquid metal such as Conductonaut is used as TIM. A corresponding test with an Intel Core i9-13900K was carried out by content creator and Tech-YouTuber Roman "der8auer" Hartung, professional overclocker and engineer.
Attention: Removing the heat spreader ("delidden") of a processor is done at your own risk! The manufacturer's warranty expires when the CPU is decapitated! Damage to the CPU during delidding is not covered by the manufacturer's warranty!