Like all new hardware, the Ryzen 7 8700G is also put through its paces. The latter finds itself involved in a host of tests and various tortures inflicted by the most competent overclockers. After a memoryoverclocking record, it’s time to delid andOC its iGPU!
Ryzen 7 8700G: how does delid work?
In overclocking, delidding consists in removing the CPU’s integrated heatsink: the IHS. Once this part has been removed, you can either change the TIM, which is responsible for transferring heat between the die (the silicon chip making up the processor) and the IHS. Or you can use a direct die, i.e. mount a cooling system directly on the die for maximum performance.
This is the second option chosen by the renowned Der8auer for its CPU. So he made a live die to see how AMD’s latest APU performed.
Using liquid metal as “thermal paste”, he obtained some very interesting results. Overclocked to 5 GHz on all cores, AMD’s APU hovered around 62/63°C, compared with 85°C before delid. Quite a drop in temperature compared with the original configuration. Incidentally, the original processor benefits from an indium-soldered IHS.
A little OC from the iGPU?
Now it’s SkatterBencher ‘s turn to push the graphics part. Thanks to his skills, he’s managed to get it up to 3.3 GHz, 50 MHz higher than the limit allowed by AMD’s Precision Overboost software.
In terms of performance, with overclocking at 3.15 GHz, performance really takes off. On average, over a series of 14 tests, we noted performance gains of 22.31%. The most surprising is AI Benchmark, where performance is close to 40%, while Handbrake’s gains are ridiculous.