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)

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.

Comparing "Heights"

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

Comparing The Heatspreaders

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