The Skylake-X Direct Die Frame from overclocking champion der8auer is a masterpiece of German engineering. The CPU mounting frame completely replaces Intel's ILM (Integrated Loading Mechanism) as well as the CPU cooler mounting holes. This inconspicuous component unlocks a world of possibilities when it comes to CPU performance enhancement, leading to record breaking overclocks when paired with either standard or liquid cooling.
THE DER8AUER SKYLAKE-X DIRECT DIE FRAME:
Allows the CPU to be operated and cooled without a heatspreader
Secure mounting for maximum cooling performance
Compatible with current Socket 2066 motherboards
Manufactured in high-grade black anodized aluminium
The outer edge of the der8auer Skylake-X Direct Die Frame is located a mere 0,1 mm below the silicon chip itself, effectively protecting against damage. Furthermore, the black anodized coating isolates the aluminium of the Direct Die Frame as it is no longer electrically conductive.
Installation of the SK-X DDF requires that the Intel socket retention module first be removed, this then allows the included back plate to be attached to the reverse of the motherboard with adhesive pads, the CPU inserted, and the frame secured by means of four screws.
*** Important Warning! ***
Removal of the CPU's heatspreader is performed at your own risk and results in the invalidation of the manufacturer's guarantee and warranty!
Note on Compatibility: The removal of the integrated heat spreader results in a small reduction in the mounting height of the CPU cooler. Consequently those coolers with fixed mounting heights are not able to be mounted. For this reason please confirm prior to installation whether the cooler you plan to use is capable of being set to a lower mounting height. Compatibility with watercoolers from EKWB, Aquacomputer, as well as AiO watercoolers from Corsair and NZXT are guaranteed to fit.