There has been juicy new information about the forthcoming ‘Cezanne’ Ryzen 5000 APU, which appears to be split into two segments and is due to be released later in 2021.
AMD Ryzen 5000 ‘Cezanne’ APUs with Zen 3 & 7nm in 2021
The new information indicates that the Cezanne family is divided into two segments, namely the high-performance segment Cezanne-H and the low-performance segment Cezanne-U. The processors will be equipped with the FP6/AM4 package, which is identical to the existing chips. This is a BGA platform and will definitely help laptop manufacturers by keeping the same design, while desktop users can upgrade their existing processors to the new ones without having to replace their motherboards.
The actual GPU driving the Cezanne APU will be an improved version of the existing Vega GPU, not a navigation GPU. The source reports that the APUs will be built with the TSMC N7 process node. It seems that the CPU will benefit from the biggest upgrade, while the GPU will get a more discrete upgrade.
The source also reports that AMD’s Cezanne “Ryzen 5000” line of APUs is expected to be released in 2021. An announcement can be heard at CES 2021 with the planned launch for Computex 2021.
AMD is also currently preparing the Ryzen 6000 APU processors called Rembrandt. The new thing is that they will upgrade their GPU to RDNA 2 while retaining the Zen 3 CPU core. They might switch to a 6nm process node from TSMC, which is an optimized version of the N7 process. The Zen 3+ CPU architecture is expected to deliver significant-efficiency improvements while providing a significant performance boost over the Zen 3 architecture.