Article ID: 000037841 Content Type: Product Information & Documentation Last Reviewed: 04/01/2022

Which Intel® Processors Use the Solder Thermal Interface Material (STIM)?

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Summary

Explains which Intel® Processors use STIM.

Description

Unable to tell which Intel® Processors use the solder thermal interface material (STIM).

Resolution

STIM is a solder thermal interface material between the integrated heat spreader (IHS) and the processor die. STIM can provide increased thermal conductivity between the CPU die and the integrated heat spreader (IHS).

 

All Intel® desktop processors starting with 11th Generation, have the solder thermal interface material (STIM).

Some of the unlocked processors of 10th and 9th Gen Intel® Core™ i9, i7 and i5 processors that include the letter “K” in the product line suffix have the solder thermal interface material (STIM).

  • i9-10900K, i9-10900KF, i7-10700K, i7-10700KF, i5-10600K and i5-10600KF.
  • i9-9900KS, i9-9900K, i9-9900KF, i7-9700K, i7-9700KF, i5-9600K and i5-9600KF.

Also, some of the newer generations of the Intel® Core™ X-series processors have the STIM as well.

  • i9-10980XE, i9-10940X, i9-10920X and i9-10900X
  • i9-9980XE (Extreme Edition), i9-9960X, i9-9940X, i9-9920X, i9-9900X, i9-9820X and i7-9800X

See more details about the STIM.

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