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What is the smaller die?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

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I've been looking online and I can't find out what the 2nd smaller die is. Is it the iGPU?

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1 minute ago, ShadySocks said:

 

I've been looking online and I can't find out what the 2nd smaller die is. Is it the iGPU?

Most likely yes.


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I'm just helping YOU to help YOURSELF!
(The more info you give the easier it is for others to help you out!)

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I think it's the other way around, the iGPU would be the bigger die. 


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Posted · Original PosterOP
15 minutes ago, HanZie82 said:

Most likely yes.

 

10 minutes ago, BlueChinchillaEatingDorito said:

I think it's the other way around, the iGPU would be the bigger die. 

By searching more online, it seems the smaller one is the 14nm PCH, and the larger one is the 10nm SoC.

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Posted · Original PosterOP
22 minutes ago, KarathKasun said:

Neither.

 

What is that supposed to be a picture of?

The larger SoC die (with iGPU)

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5 hours ago, ShadySocks said:

The larger SoC die (with iGPU)

What part is the image of?

Was asking about the OP image, sorry.

 

Found all of the info.

Source...

https://en.wikichip.org/wiki/intel/microarchitectures/ice_lake_(client)

 

Larger square die is CPU+GPU.

SoC die shot

ice lake die (quad core).png

 

Smaller rectangular die is the PCH.

PCH die shot

ice lake pch die.png

 

IGPU is not on a different die on any current parts.  Older Intel parts looking like this had an external eDRAM die for cache that could be used by the IGPU or CPU cores on the CPU die.  The IGP was still on the CPU die though.  These were known by the codename crystal well AFAIK, the marketing term was Iris Pro.  Im going to go out on a limb and guess that the seccond die in that shot is eDRAM and not the GPU itself.

 

Even further back on 1st gen i7 parts the memory controller and IGP was housed on a seperate die in the CPU package, but this was 10+ years ago now.

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