- Oct 16, 2019
Those boxes that comprise the Zen 2 cores are actually RDNA WGPs.Those PR renders are ever only ever... haphazardly accurate... not just how they're filled in, but even to the point that the overall shape of the die is wrong. For example, the real Renoir die is taller than the render, so even though 10% sounds reasonable, it's not something I would ever advise extrapolating from these renders. That said, the Cezanne render looks significantly more grounded in reality than the Renoir render. What the heck is up with those boxes that comprise the Zen 2 cores? So that's at least a step in the right direction even though the Cezanne render adds these weird overlapping boxes inside each L3 area.
And actually, the cache area is pretty much a mess in general. Taken literally, Cezanne's L3 takes up just about as much die area relative to the Zen 3 cores as Vermeer's does, like it has 7/8ths the L3 instead of 1/2.
Seriously, whoever at AMD decided to move away from beautiful and mesmerizing die shots to half-assed generic renders... you did bad. It's a huge step backwards for marketing and PR, and it's not as if you're actually improving secrecy all that much either.