der8auer Skylake-X Direct Die Frame: Overclocking Without The Heatspreader!
The patent-pending Skylake-X Direct Die Frame from overclocking champion der8auer is a new masterpiece of German engineering. The black anodised aluminium CPU mounting frame completely replaces Intel's ILM (Integrated Loading Mechanism) as well as the mounting holes for the CPU cooler. This inconspicuous component unlocks a world of possibilities when it comes to CPU performance enhancement, leading to record breaking overclocks when paired with either standard- or liquid cooling. Thanks to the der8auer Skylake-X Direct Die Frame, current Socket 2066 Skylake-X processors can now be safely used without the integrated heatspreader.
Taking Overclocking to the Limit!
The nickel-plated copper heat spreader, in the factory default setup, removes the heat produced by the CPU and transfers it into the CPU cooler which dissipates the thermal energy across a larger surface area than that available to the silicon alone. However the role of forming a tight seal between said components falls to a Thermal Interface Material (TIM) located between the heat spreader and the silicon chip. This standard thermal paste supplied with Intel processors offers relatively low levels of thermal conductivity, as a result of this it frequently struggles to maintain reasonable temperatures when faced with heavy overclocking.
In this scenario the effectiveness of the CPU cooler is irrelevant due to the fact that heat build-up is taking place within the interior of the processor package itself. For a CPU to receive adequate cooling, even when being pushed to its limits via overclocking, enthusiasts swiftly remove the heat spreader with the help of the der8auer Delid Die Mate X, replacing the thermal paste with liquid metal and subsequently remounting the heat spreader. This results in a typical 10-20 °C reduction in the temperatures of Intel Skylake-X processors. The Skylake-X Direct Die Frame removes the need for two further layers consisting of the heat spreader and thermal paste, allowing temperatures to fall by a further 5-10 °C. This leads to a marked improvement in overclocking performance.
German Engineering Perfection - Developed by World Champion Overclocker der8auer
Roman "der8auer" Hartung (pronounced: "der Bauer") is a trained mechatronics engineer (B.Eng.), hardware enthusiast and professional overclocker from Germany. In spite of his relatively young age he has been active in the extreme overclocking scene for many years and has set countless world records in this time. A passionate enthusiast of squeezing every last ounce of performance from high-end hardware, the OC grand champion (as of August 2015) has taken second place in the professional "Elite" ranks of the best overclockers in the world (on HWBot.org).