Testing out Mystery Chinese CPUs

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  • iceberg789
    iceberg789 29 minutes ago

    i guess chinese people are advanced enough to play and tweak with these cutting edge technologies. which we normally can't.

  • Mos Baked
    Mos Baked 5 hours ago


  • Blake Belladonna
    Blake Belladonna 17 hours ago

    I really like the design of the cooling interface on these. Intel should use these for all their K-series chips.

  • Crusifix Jesus
    Crusifix Jesus 22 hours ago

    non static gloves?

  • Rusty Shackleford

    Did you get tricked into doing rnd for a Chinese company?..

  • BoostedAllen
    BoostedAllen Day ago

    Was gunna say.. The second CPU probably didn’t work because of the previous OC settings you set on the first one and you mentioned that it wasn’t unlocked. Reset the BIOS and BAM.

  • Alejandro Chavez

    That icon is a digital storm icon and isn't surprising to me since ive worked for them.

  • tamrix
    tamrix Day ago

    “Engineering sample” or stolen tech?

  • Mike Ames
    Mike Ames Day ago

    Did he say a z170 mobo? I have one of those lying around with an old 6500. Hmmmm

  • Alfa101
    Alfa101 Day ago

    I am [sanely] obsessed with this youngman Alex I want to "yuppiefy him up" like the brother I never had throw away that farmers' shirt and have him dressed up with upscale Europe-made stripped shirts and bespoke fine trousers give to him half a dozen of my wrist watches and niche-parfums pack him with Italian-made MEN genuine leather wallet with 50€ banknotes and... scream to him... GO CLUBBING WITH YOUR FRIENDS TO HAMBURG ALL WEEKEND AND DO NOT TELL (our) MUM I GAVE YOU MONEY (to spend it in THAT) AND.. MMMM START SPEAKING LIKE A SCHOOLED WHITE EUROPEAN MAN!!! (opposed to a yank)

  • Glen Withers
    Glen Withers Day ago


  • Tracer2376
    Tracer2376 2 days ago

    Yeah, no thanks. I will stick with the real thing. This is what happens when you buy it off WISH, LOL.

  • R&D Depot
    R&D Depot 2 days ago

    An Ultra Durable board having issues with sweet RGB memory and a strange and powerful CPU? Crank your memory voltage. CPU still puking in benchmarks? Keep calm and raise vcore.

  • E P
    E P 3 days ago

    Has never seen a CPU that looks like this? Ive seen OEM stuff like that. Custom mounting so no retail cooler would fit, was in the K7 days so naked die was normal. ALso seen OEMs with soldered CPUs. Not that strange tbh.

  • PC_LC LC
    PC_LC LC 3 days ago


  • jakobthefuzzy Gaming

    Now that's the windows 10 I know and love (talking about the one that glitched)

  • thisisobvious
    thisisobvious 3 days ago

    It's as if he's never seen a direct die mount

  • Eclipse The Producer
    Eclipse The Producer 4 days ago +9

    Every time he says Jiggahertz i imagine Jay Z poppin out sayin Jigga Wha, Jigga Who?

  • Boden Ständig
    Boden Ständig 4 days ago +5

    The 'beyer' in 'beyerdynamic' is pronounced like 'buyer,' not 'bear.'

  • N4Alex 01
    N4Alex 01 6 days ago

    This content is actually good u guys should try i9 9880hk overclocking on Desktop when u guys did on fastest laptop that had it and overclocked it to 5ghz lol it will be really interesting to see it being overclocked on desktop and make it fastest laptop cpu!

  • Orangeme
    Orangeme 6 days ago

    I just had a LinusTechTips Honey ad on a LinusTechTips video haha

  • Carlos Akut
    Carlos Akut 6 days ago

    Ha! JiggaHertz

  • Junn Kit Wong
    Junn Kit Wong 7 days ago

    CPU = Chinese processing unit or cheap processing unit ?

  • DangerousDan
    DangerousDan 7 days ago

    Spyware cpu

  • douro20
    douro20 7 days ago

    To be fair this isn't the first time he's tested a repackaged mobile chip.

  • Александр Мельников

    In your BIOS, find and release microcode for any low-end CPU you would never use. Then add one with profile that matches this laptop CPU. With all instructions and registers patched, your system will boot correctly. Note: Microcode must come from laptop using same chipset as your desktop motherboard. If anything goes wrong, don't panic. Drop back in your old CPU, reset BIOS, and try again. Also, your motherboard will not support power saving speed-step features only for laptops. Why should it? There's no battery.

  • Amir Abedian
    Amir Abedian 8 days ago

    Dump fuck after this many years can't still understand the stock cooler is better than Cooler Master Hyper 212 and runs cooler. Test the damn thing

  • TeD van Loon
    TeD van Loon 8 days ago

    seems like a smart marketing scheme since if they pattented the parts anyone who wants the parts needs to get to buy or licence their motherboard or cpu's

  • יובל הרמן
    יובל הרמן 8 days ago

    What's with the ה-1820?!

  • Otaku Edwin
    Otaku Edwin 9 days ago

    If this from China, it call China cpu, dont say chinese cpu, because taiwan is better than China

  • Benjamin Hausmann
    Benjamin Hausmann 9 days ago

    i was thinking at first this are wish cpus xd lol

  • SojournTV
    SojournTV 9 days ago

    Dangit! I just sold my old Z170 motherboard :'(

  • ben russ
    ben russ 9 days ago

    BCLK overclocking is king with a 6700hq

  • ben russ
    ben russ 9 days ago

    at 22 secs in. It looks just like a mildly funky mobile CPU

  • Wei Hu
    Wei Hu 9 days ago


  • Andre Walther
    Andre Walther 10 days ago

    Every time I have the sight translated by Google it kicks me off lmao

  • The President of The Internet

    That's the HappyLucky slavery model, it's not fast but it works 24/7 for the cost of a few bowls of rice and the hope of a better life

  • madcat105
    madcat105 10 days ago

    lol, pulled apart and older acer laptop last week to replace thermal compound and cpu looked exactly like that

  • Bob Sharpie
    Bob Sharpie 10 days ago

    the suspense is killin me!!!!

  • Akkineni Rakesh
    Akkineni Rakesh 10 days ago +1

    They should rename the channel to "Linus Chinese Tech Tips"

  • 아이유
    아이유 10 days ago


  • Judah and Isabella Teng

    3:37 *heatsink

  • SoftCheeks
    SoftCheeks 10 days ago +1

    Did linus not drop a cpu this episode?

  • maddog392
    maddog392 11 days ago

    Linus you should have a torque screwdriver (like a torque wrench but a screwdriver) for stuff like this. I use one to install EPYC CPUs in servers as is recommended by AMD. It will allow you to accurately and consistently set your hold down pressure with this type of CPU retention.

  • Prranjal Shrivaastav
    Prranjal Shrivaastav 11 days ago

    Which of the Chinese processors is better for a 2019 build, Chintel Core Eye 7 or RMD Frypan 7? Please help.

  • Ranun
    Ranun 11 days ago

    But if we went with such cooling with no ihs what temps would we get on amd ?

  • Jason Seiler
    Jason Seiler 11 days ago

    He doesn't recognize an old school copper shim on top of a CPU die.

  • Џон Мастерман

    Linus whats with the earrings :D

  • Red Phoenix
    Red Phoenix 11 days ago

    @7:23 Since when does warranty covers damage caused by overclocking? Let alone that it isn't the manufacturer's business what you do with your CPU. :)

  • Johnmen Zhang
    Johnmen Zhang 11 days ago

    12:22 “Insist OR UlTrA DuRaBlE”

  • G00ober
    G00ober 12 days ago +32

    Americans:" I hate Communism"
    Also Americans "I love shopping from Communists"

    • T Lee
      T Lee 5 days ago

      when we are young, poor, and ignorant, yes. but not after we have worked hard to establish economic power, become conscious, and want quality in life. the same goes true for those communists. the ones with economic power want american and japanese made products.

    • Mike Gaskin
      Mike Gaskin 6 days ago

      @G00ober It's all state capitalism over there. The Chinese Communist Party encouraged students to study the works of Karl Marx, then blacklisted them when they started actually doing Marxist shit like trying to organize factory workers

    • Daniel Smith
      Daniel Smith 6 days ago

      How true

    • G00ober
      G00ober 10 days ago

      @q1w2e3r4ge5t6y7u8i9o in name and action.

    • q1w2e3r4ge5t6y7u8i9o
      q1w2e3r4ge5t6y7u8i9o 10 days ago +6

      China is communist only in name.

  • Marty Lynchian
    Marty Lynchian 12 days ago +2

    Do you have the new LGBT+_CPU in your gaymer computer setup?

  • IraQ Nid
    IraQ Nid 12 days ago

    A+ for effort guys

  • Danny Johnson
    Danny Johnson 12 days ago


  • Trickster Rickster
    Trickster Rickster 12 days ago

    Dont trust china

  • Vijayakrishnan K K
    Vijayakrishnan K K 12 days ago

    How come Intel processors are Chinese :/

  • The AmericanPewDiePie
    The AmericanPewDiePie 13 days ago +1

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  • The AmericanPewDiePie
    The AmericanPewDiePie 13 days ago

    Sign of true Respect: "i'm trying to speed through this to get my cameraman home!" Linus is the mo'fo' BOSS!
    Name ONE tech GOD that is shows more Integrity, Honor, and Overall Excellence! #illWait #LinusSebastian @ltt

  • dilip L
    dilip L 13 days ago

    Dust 2 :p

  • Stefan Helmert
    Stefan Helmert 13 days ago

    Just build an AMD to Intel adapter.

    • Joe Mama
      Joe Mama 13 days ago

      That sounds like that would be extremely fucking complicated for no reason really