Threadripper has been dellided – Confirmed to be soldered

Threadripper has been dellided - Confirmed to be soldered

Threadripper has been dellided – Confirmed to be soldered

 
The world famous Overclocker Der8auer has de-lidded one of AMD’s new Ryzen Threadripper 1950X CPUs in a recent video, proving once and for all that AMD’s new Ryzen series CPUs are soldered.  
 
This means that AMD’s Threadripper CPUs should not be de-lidded by consumers, as it will most likely result in a dead CPU and at best will only result in a minimal change in idle/load temperatures. Der8auer killed his CPU during the delidding process, showing that even a world renowned delliding expert will have difficulty with Threadripper.    
 
One startling revelation in Der8auer’s video is that Ryzen Threadripper uses 4 total CPU dies, casting doubt on AMD’s core CPU configurations. In theory, Ryzen Threadripper is supposed to be two 8-core dies working together, though this setup shows that there are either two inactive CPU dies in this setup or that this setup is running with all four Dies with 4 CPU cores active in each.  
 
AMD has stated that Threadripper has only two active CPU dies, though this will have to be confirmed by end users at a later date. 

 
Intel’s use of a thermal compound/paste in their modern consumer processers has given their CPUs stricter thermal limitations, as thermal compounds have a lower conductivity than a direct solder, leading to raised temperatures, especially when overclocking. 

 

Threadripper has been dellided - Confirmed to be soldered

 

The revelation that AMD’s Threadripper CPUs have four CPU dies instead of two offers some interesting options for AMD, giving them the potential to unlock additional cores to potentially deliver up to 32-cores on their X399 socket in the future, provided that these parts could be reactivated.    

 

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