Rockit Cool's Rockit 88 is a Kickstarter project that aims to make delidding—the practice of removing a CPU's integrated heat spreader, or IHS—easier. appears to work by holding Haswell and Skylake CPUs in a dedicated bracket and shearing off the IHS with a moving block. Rockit Cool claims that reducing the thickness of the thermal interface material between the processor die and the IHS on an unspecified, overclocked Devil's Canyon CPU resulted in a 10°C improvement in load temperatures.
testing on an older Intel CPU performed by an Anandtech forum member, the upper limit of benefits is about 10°C under load. Linus Tech Tips also tried delidding, and that anecdote suggests even more modest benefits. Still, the Rockit 88 might make the process safer, and it's simple-looking enough that its Kickstarter isn't as scary to back as more ambitious projects might be. Aspiring delidders can pledge $35 in exchange for a complete Rockit 88 kit. Rockit Cool expects to begin delivering Rockit 88s in May.Going by