AMD’s newest CPUs just made it out of production limitations this year, but the American chipmaker is already planning its next-generation lot. According to a recent claim from Twitter tipster Greymon55, the next-generation Ryzen 6000 CPUs may be available sooner than predicted.
He says that Ryzen 6000 APUs (Rembrandt) are currently in mass production and will be available in the first half of 2022.
Rembrandt is AMD’s next-generation APU range, built on the improved Zen3+ architecture and using RDNA 2 GPUs. These chips are developed on TSMC’s 6nm manufacturing nodes and support both LPDDR5 and DDR5. They will be part of AMD’s Ryzen 6000 line of CPUs and will have a maximum core/thread count of 8/16.
As usual, several variations of these processors will be available, such as the Rembrandt H and Rembrandt U, which have TDPs of 35-45 watts and 15-25 watts, respectively. The Navi2X (RDNA2) GPU architecture will be used in the Rembrandt H, while the Navi 2 GPU architecture will be used in the Rembrandt U. Each will use the 6nm process node.
This will be joined by the lower-end Barcelo-U CPU, which will be based on the 7nm node and will include Zen3 technology, Vega 4th gen GPU architecture, with a TDP of 12-25 watts. At 8/16, the core/thread count will be the same as the others.
The H CPUs will be used in high-end laptops, while the U processors will be used in somewhat lower-end notebooks. Along with the Ryzen 6000 series, more CPUs codenamed DragonCrest and Pollack will be released.