The next generation Ryzen APU.
AMD Ryzen 5000 APU spotted
It has been a few months since AMD introduced Renoir silicon for its Ryzen 4000 mobile series. Those few months have caused a lot of noise in the long-stagnant notebook market. After all, AMD Ryzen 4000 series was the company’s first 8-core mobile APU.
Last month AMD introduced the same Renoir silicon for desktop under Ryzen 4000G series. Although these have not made its way to the DIY market, it is possible to acquire them through Asian retailers or simply by find a listing on eBay.
The successor of Renoir is codenamed Cezanne. Of course, we have heard this name a few times before. The silicon would feature a hybrid of Zen3 cores and (unfortunately) yet another variant of Vega graphics. However, it is expected that a successor to Cezanne, known as Rembrandt will finally shift to newer graphics IP, possibly Navi-based.
AMD Cezanne APU spotted on Sisoftware’s website (spotted by @_rogame) was running on a platform called “Celadon-CZN Renoir”, implying that both series share the same physical design. The graphics benchmark detected that the APU features 8 Compute Units, which mean 512 Stream Processors in total. This graphics subsystem was running at 1850 MHz, which is 100 MHz above Ryzen 9 4900H Vega clock speed (1750 MHz). The current flagship Renoir APU also had 8 CUs. The software detected that the APU was running on a laptop.
AMD Ryzen 5000 Cezanne Engineering Sample
AMD Cezanne is expected to debut on both mobile (Cezanne FP6) and desktop platforms (Cezanne AM4). The FP6 socket compatibility on next-generation APU means that notebooks makers will have no issues shifting production for this launch.
A recent rumor suggested that AMD might skip the 4000 namings for its Vermeer desktop series. This would mean that both mobile and desktop Ryzen 5000 series would debut with Zen3 core architecture. It would also mean that desktop series would arrive first.
The current roadmap for mobile AMD products looks like this:
|AMD Ryzen CPU Roadmap|
|Not an official roadmap, based on rumors, leaks and expectations.|