De-lidding AMD's Ryzen CPUs provides no meaningful temperature decrease

De-lidding AMD's Ryzen CPUs provides no meaningful temperature decrease

De-lidding AMD's Ryzen CPUs provides no meaningful temperature decrease

De-lidding AMD's Ryzen CPUs provides no meaningful temperature decrease

Der8auer, who has recently de-lidded AMD's latest Ryzen CPUs, has concluded that de-lidding offers no meaningful temperature decreases or overclocking benefits, at least when using traditional CPU coolers. 
This means that Ryzen is simply not worth de-lidding, offering minimal thermal benefits of 3 degrees on average and 1 degree on the hottest CPU core. These gains are certainly not worth the risks involved when delidding a soldered CPU, which would likely result in a damaged/dead CPU unless the delidding is done by a professional.


In short, users of Ryzen should not attempt this at home, as the benefits are simply not enough to risk your new £330-500 CPU.  



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05-03-2017, 16:15:28

I wonder if it is due to the density of the chip itself. I know in many cases the Ryzen uArch is more dense than a Kaby lake so with things being small and packed tightly, it could just be hot literally at the core...Quote

05-03-2017, 16:51:14

I guess this is a good news / bad news scenario. The good being delidding isn't a concern for Joe Average, the bad being these chips run HOT, and can't be cooled down. I figured as much as soon as TTL did his first video. If a 240mm AIO with good fans can't cool it, a custom loop won't either, as 240mm of rad space is MORE than enough cooling capacity for a CPU.Quote

05-03-2017, 17:12:12

I mean it's not that bad. Yeah it runs hot but coming from where they were and all, it's pretty impressive. If running hot and being better than X99 has to happen, I'm all for it. I'm sure overtime as yields get better we will see cooler CPUsQuote

05-03-2017, 18:50:06

It's an 8 core 16 thread CPU.

How often does the mainstream actually have the chance to buy one? not very often. We had the 5960x @ £900 or so and it's just become more expensive since.

As thus the general population will have had absolutely no idea how hot they get. Especially at these clocks. Have a look around for Xeons that run at these clock speeds because you won't find many. And when you do they have a massive TDP. My 2680V2 (3.2ghz) is 140w. At 3.2ghz.

So yeah, these sorts of problems are very common on very highly threaded CPUs, it's just only now that people are going to get a chance to experience it I guess is the best way of putting it.Quote

06-03-2017, 01:23:16

It runs hot, and that is not the problem. It is a beast, and can't be cooled with air coolers when overclocked.

I am genuinely pleased to see that they soldered Ryzen. It really states that AMD has taught this trough properly. You get the best option out of the box. Well, they need to lower their earnings until they jumpstart themselves. Intel can put cheep thermal compound, and still sell their processors hand over fist, because they have earned it, and because they where the only ones selling them.

AMD is shouting serious. No wonder Intel was scared.Quote

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