A courageous folk was willing to let 1000 euros in drain, by dissecting a 16 core Ryzen Threadripper 1950X, but all the time and money he put in, in the whole process didn’t go in vain, in fact there is a great chance that he might have uncovered the AMD’s next heir of the throne.
Meanwhile, Intel is working on an 18 core CPU, which is expected to come out later this year, trying to outmatch its rival AMD.
Let’s witness the threadripper’s dissection.
The whole process is explained in detail in the video below. All the credit goes to thanks go to world-renowned overclocker der8auer, for manning up to do such heavy on pocket thing for all of us. While many are saying that he did a delidding(process by which the metal lid covering a consumer desktop processor is removed to reveal the innards of the chip), actually he went quit far then just a standard delidding. Not only did he removed the metal lid, he unseat each of the Threadripper dies, sandpapering the copper layer down and fully exposing the silicon.
I must say he really went far, but got everyone a better insight of the threadrippers guts.
The Findings of der8auer made one thing certain that AMD is using four functional Ryzen dies to create a single Threadripper chip. Had Déjà vu? Well you might have heard that before EPYC server processors are made the exact same way, with four Ryzen dies. I think at this stage it is pretty certain that AMD have the means to produce a 32 core CPU, and der8auer goes a step further to claim that it’s the only reason AMD is using four dies, which is to produce a 32 core CPU.
Things keep getting interesting! How will Intel react to this? We are not sure but if you have some predictions or suggestions let us know in the comments.