AMD's Ryzen 6000 Mobile "Rembrandt" Zen 3+ CPU lineup leaks ahead of reveal
USB 4, WiFi-6E, DisplayPort 2, HDMI 2.1, and AV1 Decoding
Published: 4th January 2022 | Source: Videocardz |
AMD's Ryzen Mobile Lineup is getting a boost for 2022
Ahead of their CES 2022 reveal, AMD's Ryzen Mobile 6000 series lineup has been leaked, highlighting new H-series and U-series SKUs and many of AMD's new Ryzen 6000 series laptop features.
The majority of AMD's new Ryzen mobile CPUs will be based on the company's Rembrandt silicon, which will arrive under Ryzen 6000 series branding. That said, some refreshed Ryzen 5000-series Cezanne CPUs will also be available with Ryzen 5X25U series branding.
The difference between AMD's new Ryzen 5000 and Ryzen 6000 CPUs is simple. New 5000 series SKUs are enhanced versions with AMD's existing SKUs with Zen 3 cores and Radeon Vega graphics and 7nm silicon while AMD's new Ryzen 6000 series models feature new 6nm lithography, Zen 3+ cores, RDNA 2 integrated graphics and new platform features.
Rembrandt - A major iGPU boost
According to the leaked images below from Videocardz, AMD's RDNA 2 based integrated graphics solutions will feature up to 12 compute units that can clock as high as 2.4GHz. Add on support for DDR5 and LPDDR5 memory support, and AMD's Ryzen 6000 series laptops should feature the graphics prowess and memory bandwidth needed to play most modern games. This is especially true for older titles.
With their Ryzen 9 6980HX, AMD's Ryzen mobile silicon will deliver boost clock speeds as high as 5.0 GHz, which is a first for Ryzen. If this is what Ryzen mobile can deliver in 2022, we can't wait to see what AMD's future desktops will offer.
AMD's RDNA 2 iGPUs will smash the performance offered by their predecessors, offering users a 50% increase in CU count, higher core clock speeds, a 2x architectural leap from Vega to RDNA 2 (skipping RDNA), and greater memory bandwidth through AMD's support of DDR5 and LPDDR5 memory.
Sadly, we do not know what enhancements AMD's Zen 3+ CPU cores offer, aside from heightened efficiency, DDR5 support and clock speeds thanks to TSMC's 6nm lithography node. AMD may discuss Zen 3+ in more detail soon, though we do not expect major IPC leaps from the architecture.
One of AMD's 2022 Ryzen mobile highlights is the company's additional platform features, which include AV1 decoding support, PCIe Gen 4 support, USB 4 (40Gbps) support, Wi-Fi 6E compatibility, HDMI 2.1 and DisplayPort 2.0 support and support for HDR screen types that include OLED, Mini-LED and more. AMD's latest laptop CPUs are capable SOCs, and AMD's increase focus on platform features is eating away at many of Intel's marketing points.
When comparing U-series SKUs, it is clear that AMD's new Ryzen 6000 silicon will offer much higher performance levels than their Ryzen 5000 series predecessors. AMD's new CPUs have higher base and boost CPU clock speeds, and deliver users an even larger leap in iGPU performance. That said, AMD's Ryzen 6000U series CPUs can feature higher power targets of 28W, which could account for these clock speed increases.