Delidding a Ryzen 7 8700G APU allows it to run up to 25 degrees cooler

It’s been a week since the official launch of AMD’s Ryzen 8000 series of APUs, and overclockers have had a week to tinker with the chips. It turns out the Ryzen 7 8700G has some decent overclocking headroom, particularly if you delid it, which will lower temperatures and allow it to be overclocked to Ryzen 7 7700X performance levels—or beyond. 

The test was run by Der8auer. He began by explaining why the Ryzen 8000-series chips don’t feature soldered thermal interface material (TIM), saying it’s because they are more closely related to mobile parts rather than higher TDP desktop parts. That makes sense given their 65W TDP. I’d add that it allows AMD to save a few cents. Given that a stock 8700G will run in the 80 to 90 degree range depending on your cooling capabilities, there’s little need for soldered heat spreaders under default operating conditions.

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