AMD’s latest laptop processors offer an impressive mix of performance and power consumption. But the current-gen AMD Ryzen 4000 “Renoir” series chips are based on the chip maker’s Zen 2 CPU architecture, not the newer Zen 3 architecture that was originally expected to be available this year.
So when is Zen 3 coming? In 2021, according to a leaked product roadmap.
That’s just one of a few new details revealed in a series of leaks over the weekend.
- Early 2021 – AMD Ryzen 5000 “Cezanne” 7nm laptop chips with Zen 3 CPU cores and Vega graphics
- Early 2021 – AMD “Van Gogh” 7nm chips with Zen 2 CPU cores and Navi 2 graphics (for computer vision/machine learning?)
- Mid 2021 – AMD “Warhol” 7nm desktop chips with Zen 3 graphics and PCIe 4 support
- Early 2022 – AMD “Rembrandt” laptop chips with Radeon Navi 2 graphics
- Early 2022 – AMD “Dragon Crest” follow-up to “Van Gogh”
- Mid 2022 – AMD “Raphael” desktop chips
AMD is also planning to update its Ryzen Embedded chips with the introduction of a new V2000 series designed for small computers or appliances such as ATMs, casino game consoles, digital signage, or maybe handheld gaming computers (if models with AMD Ryzen Embedded chips ever ship).
According to @patrickschur_, here are specs for the first of the new Ryzen Embedded V2000 series processors:
|Base/Turbo freq||2.9 GHz /4.15 GHz||1.7 GHz / 4.15 GHz||3 GHz / 3.95 GHz||2.1 GHz / 3.95 GHz|
|GPU freq||1.6 GHz||1.6 GHz||1.5 GHz||1.5 GHz|
|L2 cache||?||?||3 MB||3 MB|
|TDP||35W – 54W||10 – 25W||35 – 54W||10 – 25W|
Keep in mind that AMD hasn’t officially confirmed anything mentioned in this article, so there’s a chance that the leaks could be inaccurate and/or that plans could change before these chips make it to market.