AMD Threadripper 1950X is an enthusiast CPU that has 16 cores and all it took was one curious person to open up the CPU and remove the dies to find out that the AMD Threadripper 1950X is actually an EPYC CPU. This means that there are 4 Ryzen dies and that AMD has the means to make a 32 core enthusiast CPU further down the line.
German overclocking enthusiast der8auer, was able to delid the AMD Threadripper 1950X and he went one step ahead and removed the dies and clean them so that we could have a closer look and we appreciate the effort.
While the AMD Threadripper 1950X has 16 cores and is a beast of a CPU, we also know that Intel is going to compete with that number. From the delidding, we know that AMD can easily increase the core count and the number of cores can go all the way up to 32.
Increasing the number of cores is one of the reasons why 4 Ryzen dies are being used in the first place. All of these dies are functional. If you were wondering whether or not the Threadripper series of CPUs was a long-term thing then you have your answer. There will be more CPUs coming out and it is possible.
Now that we know that higher core count CPUs for desktops is possible, it all comes down to AMD to make this a reality. You can check out the AMD Threadripper 1950X delidding video below:
Reports claim that AMD Threadripper was designed by engineers in their spare time as a side project and if that is the case then I would like to see what AMD engineers can come up with when they really try hard.
Let us know what you think about the AMD Threadripper 1950X and whether or not 32 cores is something you would be interested in.