The third generation of Ryzen thread tearer processor 3970X (initial price 15299 yuan) and 3960X (initial price 10699 yuan) has been on the market for some time, the German god “der8auer” will not let go of the opportunity to open the lid, this time he encountered a little problem, but finally after cooling modification, Or successfully started the Windows system and ran the Cinebench stress test.
The Ryzen 3970X is designed as a 32-core 64 thread with a base frequency of 3.7GHz, an acceleration of 4.5GHz, and an L2-L3 cache of 144MB. The 3960X is designed as a 24-core 48-thread, with a base frequency of 3.8GHz, an acceleration of 4.5GHz, and an L2-L3 totaling 140MB.
For comparison, before opening, the 3960X operates in the ASUS ROG Strix TRX40-E motherboard, EK water-cooled head environment, 1.392V voltage at the highest frequency of the whole core 4.3GHz, when running Cinebench R20, the temperature of 85 to 86 degrees Celsius.
The open cover doesn’t look complicated, first with a blade to lift the top cover of the fixed IHS slightly (let the glue off glue), then with a special opener and put in the oven for heating. As the brazing material melts, it becomes extremely easy to lift the top cover.
You can clearly see that the four CCDs in the processor revolve around an I/O Die, and you can also see the mold marks of four additional CCDs placed on the periphery, i.e. the possibility of forming the 64-core 128 thread 3990X.