Finding the exact physical location of DTS for a given CPU?

ck.

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Hello, all. I'm working on a project about cooling/thermal behavior of cpus, and I was curious to see if I could find the physical locations of a CPU's thermal sensors. I was hoping to be able to compare the temperature reported by the sensors to other locations/hotspots on the chip, but I would need to know the locations of the sensors first. I've looked through some intel cpu datasheets and some research papers, but I've had trouble finding info about the actual locations of the sensors. If anyone could provide me with any info for any cpu, or point me in the right direction, that would be a great help, thanks!
 

Martin

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Such information isn't published by vendors, not even under NDA. You could only compare published bare die photos with respective core locations.
Also many modern CPUs contain dozens of thermal sensors across the entire die, more than the amount of cores, so it would be difficult to exactly pinpoint the exact location on a relatively small die.
 
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