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AMD's two-year plan for APU revealed: an integrated version of Navi 2 as early as 2021

AMD's two-year plan for APU revealed: an integrated version of Navi 2 as early as 2021

Twitter informant under the pseudonym _rogame, who has provided many credible leaks over the past year, today revealed details about AMD's future hybrid processors. These details fill in the gaps in the previously known data regarding AMD's plans.

According to this information, AMD is expected to release the first APU with Navi 2 graphics next year, known by the codename VanGogh. This processor will include cores with Zen 2 architecture and will feature a TDP value of just 9W. As noted by _rogame itself, these will be high-end solutions. However, the focus will be on the Cezanne series, which will offer processors with Zen 3 cores and integrated graphics. Curiously, unlike VanGogh, these solutions will still include the rather old Vega graphics.

[AMD APUs for 2022] �� Rembrandt-H | 45W | Zen3+ | Navi2 | 6nm | LPDDR5/DDR5 Rembrandt- U | 15W | Zen3+ | Navi2 | 6nm | LPDDR5/DDR5 Barcelo-U | 15W | Zen3 | Vega 7 | 7nm DragonCrest | 9W | Zen2 | Navi2 | 7nm | LPDDR5 Pollock | 4. 5W | Zen | Vega | 14nm & ; _rogame (@_rogame) December 19, 2020

AMD will also release updated hybrid processors with Zen 3 cores and 6nm process technology by the end of next year. Codenamed Rembrandt, these APUs will replace Cezanne and get an updated Navi 2 integrated graphics. Rumors about the company's 6nm chips are not new, although AMD has never officially confirmed it.

[AMD APUs for 2021] �� Cezanne-H | 45W | Zen3 | Vega 7 | 7nm Cezanne-U | 15W | Zen3 | Vega 7 | 7nm Lucienne-U | 15W | Zen2 | Vega 7 | 7nm VanGogh | 9W | Zen2 | Navi2 | 7nm | LPDDR5 Pollock | 4. 5W | Zen | Vega | 14nm & ; _rogame (@_rogame) December 19, 2020

The informant also gave a brand new codename for Barcelo: supposedly it will be an update of Cezanne-U and a replacement for Lucienne-U. Recall: the Ryzen 5000U series is expected to include both Zen 3-based Cezanne-U APUs and Zen 2-based Lucienne-U. It looks like AMD may continue a similar trend.

Also Dragon Crest is called a simple upgrade & ; VanGogh with the same Zen 2 cores and Navi 2 graphics. Finally, the upcoming Pollock hybrid processors will be relatively simple 14nm solutions with first generation Zen cores and Vega graphics, but with a TDP of only 4.5W. AMD is set to unveil its Ryzen 5000 processors, codenamed Cezanne-H and Cezanne-U, at CES 2021 next January. Some may still remember AMD's earlier piecemeal internal slide published by the MebiuW whistleblower. It remains incomplete, but the cropped letter D is an indirect confirmation of the Dragon Crest codename mentioned.

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