Intel Core Die Sizes Compared

Recently we delidded the Intel Core i9-10900K and compared its measurements with previous generation of core-CPUs

The Video

You can find the video on Youtube, but we will link all the charts here as well. 

The CPUs

The 3 CPUs we compared are the 

  • Core i7-8700K (Coffee Lake)
  • Core i9-9900K (Coffee Lake-S)
  • Core i9-10900K (Comet Lake-S)
3 Intel CPUs delidded

Visual Differences

Even without delidding you can see minor changes to the three compared packages.

Die Sizes Compared

Comparing the 3 CPU-Dies you can see that the 10-Core i9-10900K is the biggest Die. Even though it has 2 more Cores than the i9-9900K, it is only slightly larger than the 9900K compared to the 6-Core 8700K.

CPU weights

Comparing "Heights"

These pictures show the height differences between the 8700K, 9900K and the 10900K.

CPU height

Comparing The Heatspreaders

These pictures show the differences between the 3 IHSs. Most noticable is the cut top right corner of the 10900K IHS.