The next generation of APUs that AMD will introduce and launch in 2022 is called Rembrandt, which has important new features and will surely be the basis for the Ryzen 6000U and 6000H processors for laptops, as well as the 6000G for desktops. Usually AMD usually presents these processors at CES each year and with their final presentation just a few months away, it is normal that they have already entered manufacturing as their design is already finalized.
AMD Rembrandt APUs in mass production, will they arrive in time?
Rembrandt is already in mass production.
– Greymon55 (@ greymon55) September 3, 2021
Through the Twitter account of the insider «Greymon55» we have been able to learn that future AMD APUs under the code name Rembrandt are already being mass-produced, that is, TSMC is already producing the chips in volume and thus gives the Starting pistol to be implemented in the PCBs for later commercialization.
Rembrandt is the most important change in the architecture of AMD APUs since the launch of the Ryzen 4000, since after many generations and after being seen for the first time in the integrated console GPUs (PS5 and Xbox) we will finally see the use of the RDNA 2 graphics architecture on your PC iGPUs. The second novelty will have to do with memory, since these APUs will have support for new memory standards such as DDR5 and LPDDR5, not to forget that it could be the first AMD processor to implement the HSP Pluto developed in conjunction with Microsoft. However, despite all these changes, the cores used will continue to be Zen 3 and we will have to wait until 2023 for an APU with Zen 4.
As for the manufacturing node chosen for Rembrandt, this is the 6 nm from TSMC or better known as N6, an improved version of the 7 nm one that allows a density increase of up to 18%, which will be necessary to add the new technologies with respect to the current Ryzen 5000H, 5000U and 5000G.
We should expect benchmarks in no time
The fact that a processor is being mass produced means that it will soon be in the hands of the different manufacturers of the computers that are going to implement them. That is why we should not take long to see results in the different benchmarks in the coming days, weeks and even months.
One of the things that interests us most in the face of the TSMC 6nm node with which Rembrandt APUs are already manufactured, is to see the performance increase compared to the standard version of the TSMC N7 node. At the moment the only thing we can think of is that AMD takes advantage of the higher density to increase the amount of L3 cache to the processor CCDs. Recall that the difference between Zen 3 APUs and chiplet-based CPUs is in the greater amount of L3 cache of the latter, so it enters one of the safe bets for performance improvement. But, what interests us most is to know if the clock speeds are going to vary and to what extent.
Let’s not forget that these APUs are AMD’s answer to future Alder Lake for laptops, which represents a generation jump for Intel and a total paradigm shift for the blue giant. Will the improvements by the brand in red be enough or will those in blue take advantage in terms of CPU power? There is no doubt that 2022 will be a very competitive year in all segments.