A few weeks ago, AMD launched the Ryzen 7 5800X3D processors, which is characterized by having more cache. This processor gains slightly in performance, but it also does not justify its price and it has some temperature problems. Now an overclocker has removed the integrated heatsink (IHS) from the CPU to see if he can improve the temperature.
the processor Ryzen 7 5800X3D has a total of 96 MB of L3 cache, while the original model had 32 MB. At the same time, the frequencies are reduced a bit compared to the Ryzen 7 5800X, to control the temperatures. This slows down performance a bit, despite the increased cache.
They remove the IHS from the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor to improve its temperature
remove the IHSis to remove the metal cover of the processor and protect the silicon of the processor itself. Normally this can be removed “easily”, although manufacturers sometimes solder them to avoid this process. It is also not a simple process, since it is very delicate and negligence irreparably damages the processor.
Inside the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor some really interesting things are popping up. we see a DIE I/O which manages the RAM and the PCIe and the DIE of cores covered with a thermal paste. Additionally, we see a space covered by something similar to silicone covering an empty space. This space is for Ryzen 9 which have two DIE cores.
What the user does is replace the factory liquid metal used by AMD, with the Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut
Madness, the user who performed this process, says it was worth it. Make sure the Forza Horizon 5 reaches 90°C before this process, but after the temperature has dropped a bit. It also made the frequencies very stable, because before the processor was adjusted in frequency to reduce the temperature.
We reiterate that doing this process is not easy and an error will irreparably damage the processor. Removing the IHS requires a blade and a bit of pulsing. Note that if we damage the processor, the manufacturer will void the warranty and we will be left without a processor. We therefore recommend that you do not do so.
Lots of data missing
Although lowering the temperature by 10°C is very interesting, there are aspects that are missing. No specific data is given on the software used to solicit the processor. As we can see, the CPU and GPU load is 100%, which is not achieved with games, but with syntactical benchmarks.
It should be noted that the Ryzen 7 5800X3D processor does not support overclocking. By design, AMD has limited this feature, due to temperature issues with this processor. Some manufacturers seem to be able to offer overclocking support for this Ryzen, although it’s not very clear.
We guess after that we’ll see an overclock like der8auer that could replicate that experience. It’s possible that if it’s replicated, we’ll get more data and do a bit more thorough testing.