AMD’s Ryzen 7 5800X3D was put under test by a PC enthusiast named Madness. A procedure known as delidding, which is also very popular among the CPU overclocking community, was performed by him. He successfully removed the integrated heat spreader (IHS) without compromising the chip and compared key CPU performance status when gaming before and after the delid operation. Madness (the gaming enthusiast) shared all the results after being stimulated by a Hardware Luxx editor. He shared the results excitingly and enthusiastically. The results were surprising, as the delidded Ryzen 75800X3D performed faster, worked efficiently, consumed less power, and ran 10 degrees Celsius more relaxed in the same system when loaded by playing Forza Horizon 5. The results were astounding, seeing the performance after the delid operation.
I can't believe I'm saying this but the 5800X3D has been delidded!— Madness! (@Madness7771) June 25, 2022
It doesn't hit 90°C anymore :D pic.twitter.com/xV5QQfCdoE
With unsophisticated tools such as sharp knife blades, the Ryzen 7 5800X3D was delidded carefully. By tearing up the edges of the IHS, the delidding master opened up the Ryzen 7 5800X3D, and in addition, he also applied heat of around 150 to 200 degrees Celsius by using a heat gun. This processor appeared to be nerve-wracking when seen back to the previous generations. By placing many surface mount components between the IHS ‘legs, the 5800X3D adds a layer of jeopardy, making it easier to open. CPUs with more efficiently built designs can be delidded easily, as they can be knifed harshly unknowingly while delidding. But the latest generation packs less risk.
With the risk of direct cooler contact on the silicon, the factory TIM (thermal interface material) can also be replaced with something like a liquid metal compound or run the chip ‘naked’ by the enthusiast who plans on delidding the CPU. On the contrary, Madness followed up to quote that he replaced the IHS and, in addition, added Conductonaut compound to the dies. Seeing it all, you can conclude that it is instead an intelligent move by the Twitter user.
That exposed pad for the second CCD on the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is not there on the other Ryzens with just one CCD, right? Also it looks cracked? pic.twitter.com/D1DUM98Z8P— Andreas Schilling 🇺🇦 (@aschilling) June 25, 2022
To everyone’s expectations, the results of delidding are awe-inspiring. The results of delidding are more critical than the process it goes through; Madness hopped onto excellent results. After the procedure, The Ryzen 7 5800X3D worked efficiently at 10 degrees Celsius cooler under heavy workloads. As the results are enthusiastic to see, this is not the only benefit; the 3D V-cache chip also showed efficient power consumption and better boost clocks. Unable to overclock the CPU because the Ryzen 7 5800X3D is a locked chip, enthusiasts have developed a way around it, and you can achieve it now by doing different workarounds. Seeing the results already being quite efficient, this seems that enthusiasts are all set to have their eye on overclocking after delidding. And it will be exciting to watch overclocking with some workarounds.
With a sliver of protective material lifted off, a vacant second pad area was also revealed in 5800X3D looking at the images released by Madness. Wondering about the extra space, it is not casual for a single CCD Ryzen to have a second pad like this.
Regarding the launch, the 3D V-cache versions following it with only a tiny timing gap, AMD’s Zen 4 CPUs will arrive later this year.
Already with so much hype regarding delisting and overclocking, it will be a treat to watch how enthusiasts take up this model.