The CPU Intel SHOULD have made!

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  • Piotr Sumela
    Piotr Sumela 11 months ago +2542

    If only you would do it straight... it kinda hurts my "premium" thing. To be fair, never delidded anything, so I have no idea how hard it is to align IHS correctly, but it looks like something what you would buy on aliexpress. Especially on b-rolls ;p

    • LeGoog2008
      LeGoog2008 6 days ago

      That CPU was quite ugly looking.. :(

    • AstralStorm
      AstralStorm 20 days ago

      @Linus Tech Tips Should've asked. Epoxy is used because it sticks to everything and is mechanically sound. For other thing that sticks to everything too, cyanoacrylate - it's bit easier to crack.

    • SolidSonicTH
      SolidSonicTH Month ago

      Dimi Supposedly it’s even better when you don’t because the IHS now makes direct contact with the substrate, removing as much distance as possible between the underside and the die. Adding adhesive during the relidding reintroduces that air gap (possibly even more than the original mounting since you aren’t a robot who can exactly measure and spread adhesive), sacrificing some heat dispersal.

    • bu tre
      bu tre 2 months ago

      delidding is easy. you really don't need the fancy tools, I've always just done it with a razor blade. been doing it for years, started with an athlon 245 and mercury (since gallium compounds weren't available back then) and have done it to every non-soldered chip I've gotten my hands on since. only messed it up once on a pentium 4 that turned out to be soldered, but that chip was free anyway. these days I'm using conductonaut, but the concept is the same, only difference is I don't need any hydrochloric acid for it.

    • bmxriderforlife1234
      bmxriderforlife1234 7 months ago

      @shaunskii or nail polish.

  • Nottapirate
    Nottapirate Day ago

    he said that the madrinas coffee is 16 ounce but on the can it says its 15

  • Morgan Cheesman
    Morgan Cheesman Day ago

    That is cool

  • Steele
    Steele 4 days ago +1

    Damn... chemistry actually helped me understand something

  • Daimien Taylor
    Daimien Taylor 6 days ago +2

    Needs a Gold Plated Heatsink and fan to top it.

  • Ahmet Omer Ozgen
    Ahmet Omer Ozgen 6 days ago

    That's like 20 percent wow

  • eivindrew
    eivindrew 6 days ago


  • Technikchaot
    Technikchaot 6 days ago

    you should have asked der8auer because he could give you a silver heatspreader which you can make gold.

  • AB the underrated tryhard

    Use it without a cooler you cowards!

  • Murathan Tavukcu
    Murathan Tavukcu 7 days ago

    Linus: our gold plated CPU!!!!

    İntel XEON: nahh

  • S T
    S T 7 days ago

    It would be hilarious if intel told Linus they had planned this for the 50th anniversary

  • BANT3R
    BANT3R 8 days ago

    But you will never see it

  • Sultan Mehmood Ghaznavi

    so its gonna stay hidden under paste and heatsink? : |

  • inthelandofnumbnuts
    inthelandofnumbnuts 11 days ago

    wow,too much ghetto tech for my taste.

  • Richárd Simon
    Richárd Simon 12 days ago

    "GGGOOOLLDDD-Plated". Yeah. And delid + liquid metal.

  • Mike Anderson
    Mike Anderson 13 days ago

    Makes gold plated, engraved CPU. Puts ugly Noctua cooling fans on top. Nice.

  • Henrik Jakobsen
    Henrik Jakobsen 14 days ago

    Love the Handley Page Halifax T-shirt!

  • Cody Dudley
    Cody Dudley 15 days ago

    now its the i7-8087K

  • Oasegrafis
    Oasegrafis 15 days ago

    intel exactly know that user will cover up their processor with heatsink, that's why this idea is useless.

    • SolidSonicTH
      SolidSonicTH 13 days ago


  • Logan
    Logan 16 days ago

    Anyone else thinks Anthony kinda looks like Gabe Newall?

  • K4yr4h
    K4yr4h 16 days ago

    gold plated cat, when?

  • mewimi
    mewimi 19 days ago

    The IHS, it is slanted ;[

  • The Patograper
    The Patograper 20 days ago

    Hope we can try Madrinas here in the philippines

    GAMER OF DARK 20 days ago

    F you my friends

  • Clayton Reed
    Clayton Reed 21 day ago +1

    If you made custom Linus Tech tips i7s I would purchase it! That would be a glorious piece for my computer! Honestly anything you guys sell as a Linus Product for computers I would love!

  • Argerie Campbell
    Argerie Campbell 21 day ago

    wow is that tarans ashey hands

  • nexxusty
    nexxusty 21 day ago

    I am pretty sure I am the fastest out of everyone at skipping Linus's ads. Ive gotten really quick at it now.

  • Yilmaz Ayten
    Yilmaz Ayten 23 days ago

    Gold is a better conductor than nickel

  • Mr Lopes
    Mr Lopes 24 days ago

    Anthony is a straight up EXPERT, this guys knows his stuff, I'd even go as far to saying he's the most knowledgable out of Linus Media Group.

  • tredigi
    tredigi 26 days ago +2

    Gold is extremely conductive, if you didn't see lower temps something would be wrong.

  • Naod Birhane
    Naod Birhane 28 days ago

    anrhony got skills

  • Jayesh Mange
    Jayesh Mange Month ago

    Laughs in Ryzen 3000

  • Erik Accorsi
    Erik Accorsi Month ago

    that xenomorph on the bench is looking sexy :D

  • Comrade Stalin
    Comrade Stalin Month ago

    1:31 Linus drop tips at it again

  • CZ. Dragon
    CZ. Dragon Month ago +16

    10:18 lol, intel packed their i9 9900k like this, but linus was first!

  • Spykerhond
    Spykerhond Month ago

    you were at a jewller , trust me check if they didnt replace it with a celeron

  • Albert Hartono
    Albert Hartono Month ago

    Gimme dat

  • Rafi 529
    Rafi 529 Month ago

    gold plating reduces roughness. As a result the adhesion is weak

  • Mobile Gamers Unite

    Dude...make ur shirts 15 bucks and you might just sell some...just saying

  • EkreB 376
    EkreB 376 Month ago


  • Jxshua Yuzn
    Jxshua Yuzn Month ago


  • Raghunandan Reddy C

    Just one question. Can you even see what u did once you put it in a system?

  • Jose mar
    Jose mar Month ago

    That is the best thing I've ever seen you do.... Love it..!

  • Shaan Singh
    Shaan Singh Month ago

    you need to use a transparent water block for that thing

  • Shaan Singh
    Shaan Singh Month ago

    why did a COFFEE company sponsor a TECH channel?!

    • 96fps_from_mars
      96fps_from_mars Month ago

      Demographic overlap, I'd say a fair amount of the audience is young professionals with disposable income (also broke students).

  • Creative Videos & Vlogs

    Intel has invented a pentium which is made of gold

  • KingD
    KingD 2 months ago

    How’d you manage to not bend a single pin during all of this wtf lol

  • Brian McGaw
    Brian McGaw 2 months ago

    X86 is gonna be the downfall of Intel, things are moving to ARM, this is one area AMD is beating Intel in, tablets and laptops are already making the move.

  • jgh fun-run
    jgh fun-run 2 months ago

    this video... it inspired me to learn cpu design. and os design soon.

  • J B
    J B 2 months ago

    i want to be as smart as Anthony...

  • Michael Mireles
    Michael Mireles 2 months ago

    What brand silicone conformal spray? I don't see too many sprays.

  • Contra
    Contra 2 months ago

    The CPU is going to be covered by the cooler. What is the point? The only thing intel could do better is pricing.

  • AmvC
    AmvC 2 months ago +1

    @ 6:09 - his watch says "sell" :D

  • Mike Arx
    Mike Arx 3 months ago

    Amazing work

  • Khadesh Singh
    Khadesh Singh 3 months ago

    SMT- the hyperthreading intel should have made!!!

  • John Brass
    John Brass 3 months ago +2

    CPU now stand for Cool Processing Unit. Thanks guys for another awesome vid

  • Detrial
    Detrial 3 months ago

    Madrinas coffee is expensive as shit and not even good. Do not be fooled.

  • junwei lu
    junwei lu 3 months ago

    u know silver has better heat conductability than gold

  • Steve V
    Steve V 3 months ago

    Linus, you so did NOT say jew-la-ry!

  • Aidan Land BcB
    Aidan Land BcB 3 months ago

    So now you have 2 sponsors

    66SUPERNOVA 3 months ago

    How much for it

  • ulrest
    ulrest 3 months ago +1

    5:07 you said *almost* no-one.
    So someone at LMG has one?

  • Henry Wallace
    Henry Wallace 3 months ago

    10:17 my ocd says that's not straight

  • A W
    A W 3 months ago

    Damn.... I kinda want this one though

  • Alex Tomi
    Alex Tomi 3 months ago

    I have never seen an i7 in 5Ghz. Coooool

  • Randy Hayden
    Randy Hayden 3 months ago

    You should have made a bunch of them then sold them for a price jump

  • Coach62
    Coach62 4 months ago

    Anthony is cool af

  • Ripper The Killer
    Ripper The Killer 4 months ago +3

    When linus says that something is really expensive
    It is really very expensive 😆

    • Shaan Singh
      Shaan Singh Month ago

      he's the man that spent $140K on 8K video camera's.

  • Ripper The Killer
    Ripper The Killer 4 months ago

    40 percent discount
    For the first time I am going to try out his sponsor 😅

  • Cyn Hicks
    Cyn Hicks 4 months ago

    That before and

  • Rodrigo Mendes
    Rodrigo Mendes 4 months ago

    Looks like shit lol but it was funny

  • MeMo Ra-Sta
    MeMo Ra-Sta 4 months ago

    Yea they should have. But they didn’t.

  • The Ultimate Player
    The Ultimate Player 4 months ago

    Intel and LMG made it

  • Timothy Reed
    Timothy Reed 4 months ago

    Now that they are soldering the IHS you kind of wish you didn't make that comment huh??? The soldered IHS can't be delidded now meaning we can't get the best performance possible due to low quality control on the IHS. It's almost mandatory now that you lap the IHS to decrease core to core deltas. We are seeing upwards of 40c deltas which sucks and lapping only fixes it so much. Gamersnexus lapping their cpu and did not see a huge difference but if the soldered IHS could be delidded and liquid metal applied without putting the IHS back there's a good chance of being able to overclock another 400-500mhz BUT WE CAN'T!!!! REALLY LINUS????? SOLDERED IHS!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    DENİZ DORA KARAKAŞ 4 months ago +1

    roses are red
    violets are blue
    I got clickbaited
    After 1year from this videos due