Thermal grizzly bear officially launched its ContactFramewhich we remind you is an optional anchoring system for the base plates Intel LGA1700 which solves tilt issues with Intel Alder Lake processors.
According to the company, solving this problem and making the cooling systems contact the CPU on 100% of their surface improves the temperature. up to 10°C on an Intel Core i9-12900K processorone of the company’s high-end processors.
It should be remembered that a few weeks ago the German overclocker Der8auer conducted tests with several processors Intel Core i9-12900K and Core i9-12900KSall with an overclock @ 5.10 GHz with a voltage of 1.36v and running Cinebench R20 to squeeze the silicon.
By forcing the cooling system to have optimal contact with the entire surface of the IHS CPU, and in a test using many different CPUs, at best the temperature improvement was 7.1 ºCwhile at worst, the improvement was 0.3 ºCshowing the extreme differences of a heatsink making/not making good contact with the CPU IHS when it tilts after being installed in the socket.
On the other hand, the German medium Igor’s Lab also tested it, and in this case it was the Core i9-12900K @ 5.00 GHz with the E-Core disabled. With a liquid Custom, and after a stress test in Prime95, the processor went from reaching 70.48ºC at 60.29ºC after using the frame.
the Grizzly Thermal Contact Frame It went on sale in Germany for 39.90 euros. If you are interested, by surfing on Aliexpress you will surely be able to find cheaper solutions if you do not have to wait a few weeks.