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De-lidded AMD Ryzen 7 5800X3D Has Vastly Improved Thermals

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I'm doing gameplay benchmarks, exact same track for 60 seconds. I'm using a 1080Ti HOF so it can get a bit toasty in the case especially now when it's 34°C outside
My sample was very hot from the start when I was benchmarking it under custom watercooling on open bench, for example linpackXtreme was pinned against 90°C tjmax and downclocking
Once I put it in the daily with the NH-D14 it was constantly hitting 90°C while opening firefox and games... linpack was downclocking to 3.7GHz and reducing TDP from the usual 135W to around 95W so I was getting pretty tired of it.
After delid and applying Conductonaut it hasn't hit anywhere close to 90°C in games, linpack still pushes it to 90°C but the CPU is doing around 4.1-4.2GHz scoring pretty much the same when it was watercooled, around 310Gflops. I haven't done tests with watercooling after delid but I'd assume it's much better as well. Sidenote I'm using Kryonaut for all my tests.
To be honest I wasn't expecting such a big difference but here it is :D
That's what AMD is pushing its customers to do! The @madness777 !!!

90C under custom WC while opening Firefox? LMAO! That's intel territory BS right there!

Edit: a few :D :D :D before someone starts calling 'fanboy' or 'trolling'.
 
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linpackXtreme was pinned against 90°C tjmax and downclocking
Once I put it in the daily with the NH-D14 it was constantly hitting 90°C while opening firefox and games
I'm not surprised with linpackXtreme throttling the CPU, but seeing 90c on app launch is definitely not normal behavior. The 5800X and the 3D's temp can go up significantly in less than a second - even on light loads - but nowhere near that level. I don't know the specifics of your setup, but I'd suspect bad cooler mount.

Anyway, glad you got your temperature in check. You might want to try PBO2 Tuner for even more gains.
 
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90c while opening firefox and games?

Seriously?

Im using a 420mm AIO (Arctic LF II) on my 5800X3D that is not much better than NH-D14 and i get around 50-60c in a hot room with a custom power plan that disables downclocking of cores and around 70-80c in games with 375W GPU (2080 Ti custom) dumping heat into the case.

I've seen 90c only in prolonged stress tests that use all cores and even then with added GPU load.
 
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the stock paste looks like generic paste where it turns into powder after a while
 
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Ive followed this with some quite interest, but i'm 99% confident the drop in temps is'nt caused by the delid, but perhaps poor application prior to the delid. There's another "problem" the user did'nt think of. The height of the IO die and the CPU package are different. By now installing a heatsink coverage of the IO die or pressure applied too much on the CPU die itself is imminent. There where never cases of delidded ryzen's (that where soldered) that showed gains other then 2 to 3 degrees on avg. Solder would compensate for the height differences on both CPU die and IO die. Now your perhaps, applying too much pressure and who knows with a week your CPU says goodbye.

People here are complaining about temps shooting up to 90 degrees when starting up an app. Well thats obvious and PBO at work. It just boosts as high as it can while it's within power / temperature wall. I mean should have tested clock for clock, and not a boost functionality. Basicly the user just voided his warrantly completely, for a avg 14Mhz extra speed. Congrats.

Solder itself is well conducting. And AMD has bin using that on all it's (higher) end to midrange models for quite some years. There's no benefit really delidding these CPU's, other then 3 degrees max. You have more problems delidding it then gaining from it.

Can't we get special edition CPUs without IHS even without warranty, pretty cooler manufacturers or some other third party would make adapters to make sure you won't destroy the CPU.

The whole reason why IHS's existed is to protect the core(s) from being chrushed.

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They did had cussion pads but they provided poorly protection. There where quite some instances where an edge of the core was simply broken off due to wrong application of the CPU's heatsink. By adding a (soldered) IHS with copper inside of it, most of the problems where gone.
 
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90c while opening firefox and games?

Seriously?

Im using a 420mm AIO (Arctic LF II) on my 5800X3D that is not much better than NH-D14 and i get around 50-60c in a hot room with a custom power plan that disables downclocking of cores and around 70-80c in games with 375W GPU (2080 Ti custom) dumping heat into the case.

I've seen 90c only in prolonged stress tests that use all cores and even then with added GPU load.
I've seen it happen, opening chrome causes power use of a 5900x to spike to over 140 watts for some odd reason, then after a few seconds it goes back down. Especially if its a previous session with multiple web pages.

Downloading steam games too. Hit 40MB/s and for whatever reason one core of the 5900x starts pounding and getting REALLY hot, maybe 70c, for such a basic task.
 
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The 40MB p/s is likely due to your nic not offloading your CPU.
 
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Why do Intel and AMD make headspreaders so thick usually? A better design could leave it a lot thinner, allowing for faster dissipation, right?
 
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Why do Intel and AMD make headspreaders so thick usually? A better design could leave it a lot thinner, allowing for faster dissipation, right?
Mostly for the purpose of better structural integrity.
 
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... linpack was downclocking to 3.7GHz and reducing TDP from the usual 135W to around 95W so I was getting pretty tired of it.
After delid and applying Conductonaut it hasn't hit anywhere close to 90°C in games, linpack still pushes it to 90°C but the CPU is doing around 4.1-4.2GHz scoring pretty much the same when it was watercooled, around 310Gflops.

The Linpack details is most informative to me. Thanks.
 
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There has'nt bin one soldered ryzen that was delidded and showed a significant temperature drop of more then 3 degrees.

One sample cant account a thousands of 5800X3D.
 
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They pulled an intel on us. And on one of their hottest chips, nonetheless! As @ARF said above some cheap-o exec at AMD needs spanking for this dirty trick.
That's not paste, it's solder.
 
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There has'nt bin one soldered ryzen that was delidded and showed a significant temperature drop of more then 3 degrees.

One sample cant account a thousands of 5800X3D.
That's a fair call. 135 W isn't a huge wattage ... most decent coolers should handle it without trouble.
 
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So...do people ever learn? I ask this, because it seems like everyone here is willing to see things that make little sense.


Now, let me express this in simple terms.
1) The Ryzen processor was delidded, which in this case is difficult because the IHS is fused to the silicon by a solder interface.
2) What was found was that only one CCX was used, and the other had a silicon wedge that took the void area.
3) Whenever the solder was cleaned from the silicon, and a cooler was directly contacted to the silicon there was a drop in temperature.


None of the above should be rocket science...but it seems to be. Let me explain the rhyme and reasons that people seem to not get.

1) Why would AMD include a dead chunk of spacer in their processor?
Have you seen it? The CCX being left blank would create an area where if the same force was applied it would create deformation of the IHS rather than proper contact? This is mechanics 101. They have the spacer so that when you crank down the IHS there's no issue with the cooler and IHS making contact and distributing force on the underlying silicon evenly.

2) So, then why would simply removing the IHS cause such a change?
Well, two things. The thermal mass before the cooler decreases. That structural blob heats up to the temperature of the CCX by virtue of being in the same package...but as it's doing nothing it acts as a battery to store heat. Likewise, the change from CCX->solder->IHS->thermal compound->cooler being decreased to CCX->thermal compound->cooler removes bits from the system. By removing thermal mass, allowing for less steps in heat transfer, and thus increasing the delta between environment and energy being dumped into the cooler you get better performance. It's not hard to see why?

3) Then AMD must be stupid...right?
No. Most people don't delid. Most people don't run these processors to the redline. By protecting the processors with the spacer, the silicon with an IHS, and not cheaping out on straight-up thermal paste (looking at you Intel), AMD is doing the best for the 99% of the customers who are going to pop their shiny new processors into a shiny new motherboard and do nothing else. While AMD isn't exactly a bunch on angels, they are not doing wrong here.

4) Well, 10 degrees is a huge difference. How do you respond to that captain snark?
Why thank you, I get to do some self depreciation. Most heat transfer is conduction related. Conduction related heat transfer is entirely driven by deltas in temperature from one surface to another. This means that along with thermal mass, the more steps you've got between the point of heat creation and heat dissipation into the environment the less each step is capable of actually doing things. This is why you don't just see processors cooled with a hundred pound block of copper. It's also why going from an environmental temperature of 20 C to 80 C is pretty much negligible when the "poor" condition is 20 C environmental to 90 C source. The delta between them is 60 versus 70 , or about 17%.
But, 17% more energy transfer is huge, right? Well, no. Let's look at the difference in surface area between the cooler fins and the surface area of the CCX that actually produces the part. Maybe a factor of a few hundred, but let's just call it 200. 17%/200 = 0.085 of a delta of 0.085% per the differentiation in surface area. This means that, within reason, the results are basically negligible differentiation that is far outclassed simply by the calculated differentiation in surface areas of conduction.


So, let's wrap all of this up. There's room to improve processor temperatures, assuming that you are willing to decrease the amount of interfaces between the cooler and the CCX. There's compromises in the manufacturing process, so that most of the people buying these processors don't run into issues. Finally, all of this is in service to decreasing temperatures...which could quite easily be improved by changing to a slightly more exotic cooler, with functionally no chance of destroying the underlying processor. This is a fantastic exercise in finding a halo situation...but also an exercise in expending huge efforts for minimal gains with poor conditional definitions, that are easy for the uninformed to make sweeping statements about.

Personally, the 5800x3d is only viable for gaming situations...because basically every benchmark for other uses confirms it isn't significantly better than a 5800x. If you've got a processor that does only 1 thing slightly better, with a premium price tag, and can demonstrate that with another huge risk and premium expenditure, could be slightly better, assuming that with all of the premium expenditures already made you didn't simply buy a cooler of higher energy transfer potential...then I don't understand your thinking.
This is the red neck theory of slapping a jet engine onto a lawn mower. Technically it is faster and better, but in practice it's easier to buy a lawn mower with a wider deck to get the lawn trimmed faster. The 5800x is your current mower. The 5800x3d has the jet engine. Thread ripper is the mower with a bigger (ie, wider) deck. I...would have thought this was cool a decade ago...as I sit staring at a 3930k that is now outclassed in every way by something 1/4th the price I know otherwise. If only technology always worked like that.
 
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