So I am reading a lot of articles about a de-lidded Kaby lake and a 25 degree improvement in temps with a better TIM. Do we believe that Intel is deliberately using by the sounds of it a sub par TIM to shave a cent of the finished product cost which is near the top end of the price spectrum ? OR as my inner skeptic thinks that it is to cripple the processor to some degree in order to leave open a path for the next release of Kabylake architecture cpus (with better TIM) to be able to clock faster in standard form and be in theory from a marketing view an upgrade/top of the line processor. Back in the day 386 and 486 cpus came in SX and DX form. The DX indicated a maths co processor on board the die. The SX came with it as well but it was disabled in order to be able to charge more for the DX. Cant see them shrinking the die much in the next couple of years due to optical limits hard to find a big market for 6+ cores on the domestic front. 95% of applications in general use are happy on 1/2 thermal limits restrict standard machines to 4-4.5 GHz without exotic cooling How are Intel going to entice in the future if speeds become static and nobody really needs more than 4 cores ? Thoughts ?