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Maybe 1/4 the area of one neural cluster, in fact, assuming the person who annotated Anandtech's die photo got things correct. They didn't even save half the area of M1's E cluster: the shared L2 is still full size, and the L2 looks like it's at least a third of the 4-core E cluster area.
The M1 Pro layout is also the top part of M1 Max, and it looks densely packed, though it's hard to tell for sure in die photos. The extra neural engine cluster is only present in the M1 Max.
Right. So whatever their reason to not add more E’s, it wasn’t space. Maybe had something to do with bandwidth.