ExecutableFix had previously revealed that the AM5 package will require a Land Grid Array (LGA) socket, which would replace Zen3 CPU pins with pads. Some users have noticed that there were no capacitors on the back of the CPU and there wasn’t much room left on the other side. Thus, it was speculated that those capacitors could either be hidden under the IHS or in those cutouts around the IHS. The latter has been proven correct, at least it is according to the latest leak from ExecuFix. -- VideoCardzAccording to the latest rumors, Raphael will switch from pin-based socket to pads, similar to Intel CPUs. It's rumored Raphael will use LGA1178.
A little update to my original Raphael renders. I added the parts I was unsure about: the capacitors and the open cutouts. This made the design even more interesting ???? pic.twitter.com/ZcOWIcmsUY— ExecutableFix (@ExecuFix) June 5, 2021
Raphael slides leakNext there are some leaked slides, courtesy of GamersNexus. Allegedly, these are from an internal AMD presentation. According to GamersNexus, they received these slides in March 2020, but the site decided not to publish the information because they could not confirm the details. ExecutableFix started leaking similar details some time ago, so GamersNexus is now coming out with this information as it's starting to look more credible.
There is still a bit of uncertainty though, the slides talk about DDR4 support but ExecutableFix now claims Raphael will support DDR5. Furthermore, the slides back up an earlier rumor about Raphael having integrated graphics. It's been rumored recently that AMD is bringing back integrated graphics for regular desktop CPUs.
The slides also confirm a codename for Zen4 CCD which is Durango. According to this 2020 slide, Raphael would feature Zen4 CCD made in TSMC N5 process technology and CIOD3 in TSMC’s N7 process. The slide also reaffirms previous rumors that Raphel would feature on-chip integrated graphics, which would be Navi2 based offering ‘entry level desktop graphics performance’.