AMD’s official roadmap for 2022 has been leaked, which includes a range of information in particular on its SoCs under the Rembrandt and Van Gogh architecture. What we will see in 2022 and clarify a series of information about the processors for laptops that Lisa Su’s company will launch in the market next year. The news? Very interesting and quite scalable.
While Intel will first adopt technologies such as DDR5 and PCI Express 5.0 on desktop PCs with Alder Lake, AMD will do so in the laptop market for the first time with Rembrandt and Van Gogh.
Rembrandt and Van Gogh: AMD’s SoCs for 2022
The first thing that catches your eye is obviously Rembrandt, an architecture that will be marketed under the names AMD Ryzen 6000H and AMD Ryzen 6000U. The first will be deployed first for high-performance laptops with 45W TDP.The second for ultra-thin laptops with 15W TDP, so AMD has organized in this respect the architecture like its two predecessors, Cezzanne and Renoir. .
AMD Rembrandt SoCs will be manufactured under TSMC’s 6nm node, a variation of their 7nm node that allows designs to be reused to launch as smaller chips. However, AMD decided to make a completely new design instead of taking advantage of the existing one, as the entire SoC has been completely renewed for both versions.
- Processor cores will be upgraded to Zen 3+, it is not known what changes they will make compared to Zen 3.
- AMD is definitely giving up GPU integradas Vega to adopt RDNA 2.
- Supports DDR5 and LPDDR5 memory, these are major changes in the communication structure of the SoC.
Simply put, while Cézanne is nothing more than Renoir changing hearts from Zen 2 to Zen 3, Rembrandt will be a clean slate in terms of design. To the point where he’ll use a totally new grip. As for the current generation, as happened with some Renoir models that were sold under the Lucienne name and within the Ryzen 5000U series, AMD intends to repeat the game with the Barcelo-U SoCs, which can only be seen when using the Zen 3 and AMD Vega, but also using the same socket as the Ryzen 5000U and the Ryzen 5000H.
Van Gogh for Chromebooks
The other surprise on AMD’s roadmap outside of Rembrandt is Van Gogh, a processor under the TSMC 7nm node, for form factor PCs that use power below 15W and under FF3 or HDI socket. The most incredible? Using an integrated RDNA 2 GPU.
Because the Zen 3 configuration is 8 cores per CCX and reduced to 6, with 2 inactive. We believe that Van Gogh uses a 4-core configuration and therefore AMD uses Zen 2 instead of Zen 3.
AMD specifies a 9W TDP, a level of consumption in which until now Intel was alone and for which AMD had not yet produced a dedicated core. Thus, AMD’s strategy for 2022 clashes face to face with that of Intel where the Alder Lake architecture in different configurations will be AMD’s bet.