The Intel 12th Gen CPU Contact Frame is designed by Thermal Grizzly and Roman “der8auer“ Hartung. The frame is manufactured completely in Germany.
The Intel 12th Gen CPU Contact Frame is an assembly aid. It replaces the original Integrated Loading Mechanism (ILM) of the motherboard. The frame optimizes the mounting pressure to achieve better performance of CPU coolers.
Additionally, the standard ILM only has contact points in the center of the elongated CPU. Due to the resulting uneven pressure of the processor in the socket, the surface of the integrated heat spreader (IHS) can curve concavely. This causes the base plate of the CPU cooler to primarily rests on the edges of the IHS and as a result there is no coverage of the thermal “hotspot“ in the middle of the CPU.
The Intel 12th Gen CPU Frame replaces the mainboard‘s ILM. A special inner contour, which shifts the contact pressure from the center to the edges during assembly helps avoid the concave curvature of the CPU. This increases the contact area with the CPU cooler.
The Intel 12th Gen CPU Contact Frame can be applied for everyday use. PC users like gamers and content creators can also benefit from the Intel 12th Gen CPU Contact Frame. Gaming PCs can display maximum FPS (Frames per Second) longer without running into a temperature limits. The same applies to CPU-intensive applications, such as video rendering, where the processor is heavily stressed. Thanks to the better cooling, the CPUs can clock up longer and thus render videos faster.
The installation of the Contact Frame is very simple. Only the pre-assembled ILM has to be removed before the CPU and Contact Frame are installed. The required tools in the form of a T20 angle wrench are included in the package.