Ryzen 5 7600X have dual CCD design

AMD Ryzen 7000 series processors are available in single CCD and dual CCD designs. According to common understanding, Ryzen 9 series processors must be designed with dual CCD, while Ryzen 7/5 processors are designed with single CCD. But now it seems that AMD may mix some dual CCD designs into Ryzen 7/5 processors.

When Der8auer opened the cover of a Ryzen 5 7600X, he found that the CPU is a dual CCD. In theory, the Ryzen 5 7600X with 6 cores and 12 threads only needs one CCD and one IOD, AMD processors with 8 cores and below do not need dual CCDs. So it’s interesting to see two CCDs on the Ryzen 5 7600X.

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In this regard, he checked whether the two CCDs were active. He installed small copper sheets on the three chips to facilitate the observation of the heating of these chips. After power-on, only the IOD and a single CCD are active, and they all have heat, while the other CCD has no heat, indicating that it is not powered on.

The discovery of this opening shows that some Ryzen 5 7600X processors will have two CCDs. It is possible that AMD directly repurposed some of the defective Ryzen 9 7900X processors. After all, the Ryzen 5 7600X has only half the specifications of the Ryzen 9 7900X.