AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Delid By “der8auer”, Tests Reveal Marginally Improved Temperatures

With the launch of AMD Ryzen 2000 CPUs, PC enthusiasts have started to see what these processors got in store for us by means of overclocking, benchmarking them and delidding them and now pro-overclocker “der8auer” has delided the AMD Ryzen 5 2600 and tested it out.

The AMD Ryzen 5 2600 was delided by der8auer and also uploaded a video showcasing the entire process. He warmed up the heatspreader between 170 and 180 degrees Celcius but managed to delid the processor.

According to his observation, the 12nm Zen+ die size is the same as the AMD’s 14nm Zen processor and also tested the performance of the delid AMD Ryzen 5 2600. He also used liquid metal thermal interface material to replace the Indium solder applied by AMD.

The tests reveal better thermal performance, however, the difference was just marginal and der8auer noted that perhaps it is not worth to delid the AMD Ryzen 5 2600. Check out the video below.

Speaking of the AMD Ryzen, the Ryzen 5 1600, predecessor to the Ryzen 5 2600, has become the best-selling CPU for AMD. Not only that, the CPU has managed to outsell the Intel Core i5 7600K and the i7 8700K.

Also, using any aftermarket cooling solution will void the warranty for your AMD Ryzen processor.

Go to AMD’s official website and look for FAQs, you will notice that AMD has noted in one of the FAQs that using an aftermarket cooling solution like heatsink or fan will void the warranty on your AMD Ryzen processor.

The reason why this doesn’t make any sense is that according to the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, companies aren’t allowed to put such specific conditions on a product warranty.

What do you think of Ryzen 5 2600 delidding and thermal performance? Let us know in the comments.