While we’re hearing a lot about AMD’s Renoir APUs at the moment, some details about the next-gen Ryzen 5000 “Cezanne” and Ryzen 6000 “Rembrandt” APUs have leaked. These APUs will utilise Zen CPU cores alongside Vega/RDNA graphics, and will be used in both desktops and laptops.
According to Expreview (via DSOG), the Ryzen 5000 “Cezanne” series, which will succeed Renoir APUs, will be using Zen 3 cores and Vega 7 graphics, instead of the upcoming RDNA 2 design. The “Cezanne FP6” might be aimed towards high-end notebooks, while the “Cezanne AM4” chips should be for mid-end desktops. Both will be based on the BGA platform.
These Cezanne APUs will be split into two groups: the high-power Cezanne-H and the low-power Cezanne-U. Both will be using TSMC’s 7nm process node and should be available by 2021.
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The Ryzen 6000 “Rembrandt” APU should come with Zen3+ (Zen3 refresh) CPU cores and RDNA2 graphics architecture, offering a better performance/watt ratio than Vega. Additionally, the Rembrandt APUs should be AMD’s first APUS supporting DDR5 and LPDDR5 memory, USB 4.0, and PCIe Gen4.
Rembrandt APUs are expected to use TSMC’s 6nm process node, and should support the “AM5 socket platform”. Ryzen 4000, AKA Vermeer’s successor “Raphael” is likely to also use the same platform as Rembrandt APUs. Both the Rembrandt and Raphael chips are slated for 2022.
Lastly, we have “Vang Gogh”, a custom SoC with a 9W TDP design for low-power systems. It should be the equivalent of a “simplified version of the PS5 and Xbox Series X custom processors”. Rumours suggest that it will use Zen2 and RDNA2 architectures.
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KitGuru says: All things considered, AMD seems to have a good APU roadmap for the next 2 years. Are you waiting for a new APU for your system? Would you go for the upcoming Ryzen 4000 APUs or wait for the Ryzen 5000 or 6000 APUs?