AMD, a lead technology designer who powers millions of intelligent devices, including personal computers, cloud servers and game consoles, was examined by a fan and questioned as to why their Threadripper CPU has had 4 dies under the hood. Upon taking apart the motherboard it was found that the package contained four dies; however, only two of those dies were active, and there were not 16 total dies across the board which seems highly incorrect. This fan reached out to AMD to see if they would comment on the reason as to why the motherboard looked as though it was constructed incorrectly. AMD provided a straight forward explanation as to why this was. The Threadripper has four dies but only two in use because without including all four dies the motherboard would create mechanical instability. AMD said all four dies are absolutely required for the motherboard to be self-stabilizing.
If AMD used only a two-die motherboard it would not be very beneficial for several reasons. The first being that the motherboard would no longer serve as something useful for gaming, one of its main purposes and second being that 4 chips would not even rise performance. The other two “chips” inside the threadtripper are actually not even chips, they are fakes that are used as support to make sure that the other chips run properly. The chips are also organized in a way that the two 'working ‘chips are placed diagonally from each other to avoid hot spots and motherboard overheating. AMD components make a large variety of different processers, the Threadripper is one but it is not made for every type of computer activity so it is important to research when considering buying your next processor. Do not forget that AMD is one of the best electronic parts distributor there is.
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