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CPU Comet Lake Mobile BGA to LGA CPUs


SFF Gamer
Original poster
Aug 5, 2017
Linus had a video on this a while back that exposed this to a wider audience, and it looks like the same seller now has 10th gen options so I'm curious if anyone has played with one of these yet (any generation)? Apparently they provide a modded BIOS for your specific board (if compatible) so I'm curious how these perform in the thermal department considering the form factor they were originally intended for.

8C16T: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001856928276.html
6C12T: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001856966385.html

The closest relatives to these ES appear to be H-series i7 (they can come in 8C16T or 6T12T config). I'm also wondering about the memory situation as they recommend slower DIMMs, could it be due to the memory speed cap which is unlocked when used on Z series?

Would be interesting if they got their hands on some 10nm ES and got them working.

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Airflow Optimizer
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Jan 27, 2017
I know folks on the Notebookreview forums have played with the 9th gen versions, but I haven't seen anything yet on the 10th gen ES.