Originally Posted by _Zod_
These are engineering samples, of course they are using tim. The production runs will be soldered. You have to take reviews of engineering samples with a grain of salt, wait for tests of production models.
well if what you say is true we'll soon find out when people assuming TIM is used wreck their IVB cpus delidding them. its only a matter of time until we know if the retail ones are tim or solder.
my money is on them all being TIM though.