Amd roadmap for future apus revealed
We now have a clearer understanding of AMD's next Ryzen APU plan. The new details were provided by the well-known Twitter leaker Komachi and later expanded by Expreview.
First of all, we have AMD Matisse Refresh, as we reported yesterday, it will be an updated version of Ryzen 3000 series X models, especially Ryzen 9 3900 XT, Ryzen 7 3800 XT and Ryzen 5 3600 XT. They are expected to be AMD's main focus this summer, after which the chip giant turns to Vermeer CPUs.
switches to Vermeer chips, these will match the Renoir Ryzen 4000G series APU, but have a different core design. Early signs indicate that APU performance will be affected compared to Ryzen CPUs.
After Renoir, it is reported that AMD will switch to Cezanne APU, although other code names have surfaced in various rumors in recent months. Cezanne chips will target the high-end notebook market and mid-range desktop consumers with AM4 connectors. Both variants will use the Zen3 architecture, and the graphics will still be rooted in Vega.
Next, we can look forward to the Rembrandt chip, which will obviously usher in a major upgrade, RDNA graphics card, Zen3+ architecture, support for DDR5 and LPDD5 memory, USB 4, and support for two PCIe 4.0 devices at the same time. According to reports, Rembrandt will be the first chip to use AMD's next-generation socket AM5, which will be consistent with the new support for DDR5 memory.
Finally, we have a Van Gogh APU with Zen2 architecture and RDNA graphics. AMD aims to launch an ultra-low-power APU to compete with Intel's Y-series products. We can see APUs with TDP as low as 9W, suitable for ultra-thin devices and embedded systems.
At the risk of making the statement obvious, we recommend treating all of these with reasonable skepticism before hearing official news from AMD.