Expreview Bilibili channel has uploaded a de-lidding video of Intel’s upcoming 13th Gen Core CPU – the i9-13900 non-K. This video records the first time that the integrated heat spreader has been detached from this CPU. The CPU die is approximately 257 mm² which means there is 49 mm² more space as compared to the Alder Lake silicon. But as compared to the Rocket Lake CPU which measures 280 mm²., this one is smaller.
We are aware of the fact that this entire de-lidding process needs to be done with a steady hand along with a steady razor and heater. To do this successfully, one needs to access the Intel engineering samples since this is not a retail model as the CPU will officially launch after two months.
It is surely a complicated process and if anything goes even slightly wrong, the entire CPU can be damaged for good. However, if successful, this can significantly help to reduce the temperature which is of utmost importance with the high-end SKUs such as the likes of Core i9 series which can reach 250W plus in the boost mode.
Intel is all set to launch its 13th Gen Core series in October this year after an official announcement which is expected during the Intel Innovation event scheduled for the 27th of September.