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AMD Ryzen 5000 Cezanne APU die shot leaked

by Mark Tyson on 7 January 2021, 12:11

Tags: AMD (NYSE:AMD)

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AMD latest range of APUs for laptops looks set to be unveiled at AMD's CES keynote event next week, during the CES 2021. We have already heard a lot of rumours about the Zen 3 core packing Cezanne APUs, and they should provide a worthwhile boost to laptops that are based upon them – though the GPU cores aren't expected to be much of an upgrade vs Renoir APUs. Also, confusingly many sources expect AMD to introduce some Ryzen 5000 mobile APUs which still rely on Zen 2 CPU cores – these are codenamed Lucienne parts.

Tech leaks site Videocardz seems to have got hold of an AMD Ryzen 5000 Cezanne die shot ahead of the CES keynote next week. The image from its source didn't come with any details but from previous leaks, plus consideration of the die shot, with comparisons to Renoir, the following main points can be inferred:

  • Cezanne is an APU with up to 8 cores and 16 threads
  • It sports up to 8 GPU cores
  • It should have 20 PCIe lanes (not certain if PCIe 3.0 or 4.0)
  • Cezanne is ~10 per cent larger than Renoir at approx 175 mm²
  • The extra size of this 7nm APU is likely due to the slightly larger Zen 3 cores plus the doubling of L3 cache to 16MB

As per the intro we have seen plenty of Cezanne leaks ahead of this imagery. Probably the most significant leaks are of new gaming laptops featuring Cezanne APUs. For example a Xiaomi laptop with an AMD Ryzen 5 5600H appears to have been put through Geekbench, and more recently an Asus TUF laptop with Ryzen 7 5800H was spotted in a German retailer listing. VideoCardz adds that we might see a general release of a desktop series of Ryzen 5000 APUs as it recently spotted the Ryzen 7 5700G APU on the official USB-IF website.



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About time AMD put Navi/RDNA1 graphics at least in with the Zen 3 cpu. Looks like Cezanne still using Vega graphics. Maybe next year then.
Will be interesting to see what doubling the L3 to 16MB makes. Still half of what normal single dies Zen3 have.
RDNA looks like next year. Wonder if the delay is having to adapt to work in an APU (and AMD have been really busy with tapeouts this year), or that is just physically bigger?
A senior engineer at AMD once said the APU business is tricky, you can put a bigger GPU in an APU with faster memory but due to cost incurred most partners have not been interested. Most simply prefer having a separate high performance GPU die because its very convenient.
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A senior engineer at AMD once said the APU business is tricky, you can put a bigger GPU in an APU with faster memory but due to cost incurred most partners have not been interested. Most simply prefer having a separate high performance GPU die because its very convenient.
Or since far too many consumers love spec feature lists, equip a laptop with a GeForce 920M where the dGPU is slower than the CPU's IGPU.
We enthusiasts may make fun of manufacturers and their sometimes meaningless higher numbers, but plenty of consumers seem to fall for it.
Most consumers (+90% of them out there don't know what Nvdia does for a living) will buy a laptop for its looks and the so called “latest 2021 laptop edition”. To them the higher the price the faster but we all know those fancy stickers on laptops are nothing but a marketing stunt.