The Hardwareluxx website daringly disassembled an AMD Ryzen 5 5600X processor to see what was inside, giving us unprecedented images of Zen 3 architecture.
AMD Zen 3, this is what a Ryzen 5 5600X looks like inside
The images are from a member of the Hardwareluxx community who literally destroyed a Ryzen 5 5600X. It is a 6-core 12-threads processor with a base frequency of 3.7 GHz and boost frequencies of 4.6 GHz (4.2 GHz on all cores).
If you look at the pictures, you can see the I/O Die (IOD) and the Core Compute Die (CCD), which houses the eight Zen 3 cores. Obviously, there are two cores that are disabled to get a six-core chip.
On one of the images, we can see that there is room for a second CCD, which is used to make the 16 and 12-core chips of Ryzen 9.
Ryzen chips are designed with multiple arrays. This means that the cores and cache are located on a separate CCD, while memory, I/O, and communications on the CCD are managed by a separate array. This makes it easier to build processors with different numbers of cores. In addition, the short ones can be manufactured even more cost-effectively because the CCDs are designed in 7 nm, while the I/O matrix is designed with a 12 nm node, which is easier to manufacture.
Of course, this Ryzen 5 5600X has been completely disabled, but it’s worth seeing how the composition of these Zen 3 processors looks more internal by checking all the complex technology behind it.