Fritzchens Fritz Enthusiast shared infrared photographs of the structure of one of the AMD Ryzen 5000G APUs with the heat spreader cover removed. Recall that the chips of this series are presented in both the mobile and desktop segments and offer configurations that combine up to 8 Zen 3 cores and integrated Vega graphics.
Although AMD itself has previously provided official images of the internal structure of the new APU series, these are only artistic representations and not real photographs.
For the Fritzchens research, Fritz used a Ryzen 5 5600G chip. Although this processor offers only 6 processing cores, it is built on the same die as the older 8-core Ryzen 5 5700G, which has two cores disabled.
As the source points out, due to the larger Zen 3 cores, the area of the Cezanne APUs is 16% larger than that of the Renoir hybrid Zen 2 cores, and reaches 179.9 mm2. Analysis of a specialist hiding under a nickname Locuza, indicates that the part of the Cezanne crystal, in which the computing cores are located, is 27% larger than that of the Renoir.
According to enthusiasts, AMD could easily add more iGPU cores to the chip, or at least use not 8, but more PCIe lanes for “embedded”. However, it seems that the cost of manufacturing a crystal and the level of power consumption for the manufacturer seemed more important.