Core i9-14900KS towards official delid support?


Here’s a surprising piece of information. The Core i9-14900KS, whose launch information changes almost daily, could benefit from a little “extra” for the niche it’s targeting: die-hards (some of whom will recognize themselves). In fact, this processor, due to arrive with spring (early April?), will bring nothing new to the table. For those who don’t know, the i9-14900KS will be “simple” i9-14900Ks, factory-sorted and qualified to reach even higher frequencies. Clearly, the target audience for this processor is overclocking enthusiasts, and very few units are expected to sell. Potential customers of this version will immediately think of a delid ..

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The delid tool by EK

Is the warranty still valid even if the 14900KS is delided?

And of course, the information concerning “official” delid recognition is of major importance to this audience. The good old 14900K performs well, but consumes and heats up quite a bit. It has been found that delidging is good for it (13°c less?). If certain leaks are to be believed (we’re still investigating), Intel could be looking to get in good with the overclocker niche by officially supporting the delid process during the warranty period. This information should be taken with a pinch of salt, as the process of removing the IHS, while much more accessible these days, remains relatively risky.

However, the practice is becoming “democratized” (though still at a very confidential level) and we are now seeing the arrival on the market of Direct Die kits, which provide a watercooling kit that cools the processor die directly, as is the case with EK.