December 16, 2015

MSI responded to the recent Intel Skylake bending concern with CPU GUARD 1151

The recent PCB bending issue on Intel Skylake CPU has become a concern for the end users to choose the 'right' 3rd party brand CPU cooler that is free from the bending issue and there has been a number of renown CPU cooler makers that stand out to assure the end users of their product. But none so far, a motherboard manufacturer did what MSI has announced today.

MSI has received news from various media websites about possible bending of Intel® 6th Generation Processors when using heavy-weight cooling solutions. Possible bending might not occur straight away, however, as your system sits on its desk or moving it anywhere, could result in unwanted effects. To make sure you will never encounter this problem we developed the CPU GUARD 1151 to protect your Socket 1151 Intel® Xeon® E3 v5 / Core™ / Pentium® or Celeron® processor which strengthens the corners to withstand more vertical pressure.

Besides protecting your CPU, the CPU GUARD 1151 is also the perfect tool for anyone looking to ‘delid’ their 6th Generation Intel® processor. When re-applying the IHS, the design of the CPU GUARD 1151 tightly locks the HIS ensuring it will stay in its place and you will never have to worry about optimal thermal performance or it moving. Recently the CPU GUARD 1151 was used during an overclocking event, helping top overclockers push their Skylake CPU to the max, breaking world records.