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AMD is selling Ryzen 5 7600X CPUs with Dual Zen 4 CCDs

There are two versions of AMD’s Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPUs: one with a single CCD and the higher core count models with dual Zen 4 CCDs. AMD appears to be selling certain AM5 Ryzen 5 & Ryzen 7 processors with two CCDs, though.

If you intend to employ direct-die cooling, Der8auer has produced a video demonstrating his newest Delid Die Mate, which can be used to delid the AMD Ryzen 7000 Desktop CPUs. For this example, the overclocker employed a Thermal Grizzly Direct Die Frame, but when the Ryzen 5 7600X was delivered, an intriguing finding was made.

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Der8auer noted that the AMD Ryzen 5 7600X CPU has two Zen 4 CCDs instead of one as soon as it was delid. The 7600X doesn’t require the additional CCD because it has 6 cores and 12 threads.

It’s obviously a bit interesting to see a twin Zen 4 CCD implementation on the PCB since all AMD Ryzen 7000 CPUs below the Ryzen 9 segment only use a single CCD.

Der8auer checked to see if the other Zen 4 CCD was active or not while holding the chip under a thermal probe because it had previously been delidded. On each chiplet, three tiny copper blocks were utilised to write (two Zen 4 CCDs and a single IOD). Upon booting, only the IO die and one Zen 4 CCD were visible to be active because they had begun to generate heat. The other die is not running, thus this indicates.

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First and foremost, AMD might just be using faulty Ryzen 9 chips with only one functional Zen 4 CCD and marketing them as Ryzen 5 & Ryzen 7 components. This would imply that the other die is completely broken and useless. However, there is also a remote chance that this die may have been deliberately locked and that there may be a way to unlock it. It is well known that AMD artificially locks a number of features on its chips, including the Ryzen 7 5800X3D OC that will soon be bypassed.

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Nivedita Bangari
Nivedita Bangari
I am a software engineer by profession and technology is my love, learning and playing with new technologies is my passion.
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