AMD Ryzen 6000: APU a 6nm con Zen 3+ ed RDNA 2

The new APU of the AMD Ryzen 6000 series, codenamed Rembrandt, will use a 6 nm production process on the new and unprecedented Zen 3+ architecture, while the graphics part will finally pass to RDNA 2

There are new rumors about the next generation of AMD Ryzen 6000 APUs new range of “Rembrandt” processors with integrated Radeon graphics could bring a triple novelty: a new production process at 6 nm, a new microarchitecture known as Zen 3+ and the RDNA 2 graphics on which all the new cards of the RX 6000 series are based. In particular, the graphics part of the APUs had remained stationary to the old Vega architecture and many were waiting for the transition to the new generation. Let’s see all the details released by the wccftech site.

AMD Ryzen 6000: APU a 6nm con Zen 3+ ed RDNA 2

AMD Ryzen 6000: the “Rembrandt” APUs will bring big news

The new details on the AMD Ryzen 6000 line of APUs based on the Zen 3+ architecture were initially reported by a fairly reliable leaker known as ExecutableFix. In a tweet he declares that the fourth generation Ryzen Rembrandt APU line will be the only family (for now) to feature the mysterious AMD Zen 3+ core architecture that we will therefore not see in action in desktop CPUs that could switch directly to Zen 4.

According to these rumors, the next generation Rembrandt Ryzen APUs will be based on theZen architecture 3+ for the CPU part and on RDNA 2 for the GPU. In addition we also have a big news on the production process that should go from the current 7 nm of the 5000 series to 6 nm. AMD is expected to keep TSMC as a manufacturer and so we can expect approximately 20% higher density with better power consumption on the new improved production node.

But what will AMD Zen 3+ offer? It is an evolution of the current Zen 3 architecture. It will bring a number of optimizations to both the production process and clock speed improvements, but the basic design of the microarchitecture would remain the same. Initially it was rumored that the architecture would be released for desktop later this year, but the latest rumors suggest instead a more standard upgrade as it was for the AMD 3000XT line.

AMD will also introduce RDNA 2-based integrated graphics on Ryzen 6000 APUs. The new Rembrandt APUs can offer up to 12 processing units. This means that we will have up to 768 processor streams, a leap of 50% compared to Cezanne counterparts which have up to 512 stream processors based on the old Vega graphics architecture. In addition to the architecture update, we can also expect RDNA 2 iGPUs to exhibit very high clock rates, as we have also seen in desktop graphics cards that almost double NVIDIA’s rivals at this juncture. AMD is expected to use RDNA 2 in its Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 APUs as well, and eventually move to a new RDNA IP in its Zen 5-based Strix Point APUs.

AMD Ryzen 6000: APU a 6nm con Zen 3+ ed RDNA 2

All the other news

In addition to the important innovations already described, AMD will also present its CVML system (Compute Vision & Machine Learning) aboard AMD Ryen 6000 chips to enhance capabilities in AI-related loads that would aim to compete directly with next-generation AI-enabled Intel chips in the desktop and notebook segment.

Other notable features we will find in Rembrandt APUs include support for PCIe Gen 4.0 and support for LPDDR5 / DDR5 memory. The new chips will offer memory support up to DDR5-5200, 20 lanes PCIe Gen 4 and two USB 4 ports (40 Gbps). AMD Ryzen 6000 APUs may be the first APU family to use the AM5 socket. The new socket is a fundamental piece of support for the latest technologies such as DDR5 RAM. Rembrandt desktop APUs will launch around early 2022, so the AM5 platform will also be available by early 2022. Certainly APUs have made AMD’s fortune in very dark times since they are used in game consoles such as Playstation and Xbox that sold millions and millions of pieces while Intel monopolized the desktop CPU segment. Today the situation has changed, but AMD’s APUs remain an excellent alternative for those who want to assemble a PC for office or multimedia use or in laptops. Furthermore, the technology of the APU goes hand in hand with that of the CPUs so let’s expect this and much more in the future of Rzyen processors! That’s all from the hardware section, keep following us!

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