In what looks to be the world’s first 6nm desktop APU, a leaked roadmap shows that the AMD Ryzen 6000 series will arrive in 2022. Even though we’re still waiting for the AMD Ryzen 4000 series to land, that doesn’t mean we can’t get excited about any future processor news, right?
The upcoming AMD Ryzen 6000 series, codenamed “Rembrandt” will be based on a new Zen 3+ architecture if the leaked slides turn out to be true. This will deliver performance that will greatly outperform anything released in the past. These 6000 series APUs are also set to be based on TSMC’s new 6nm node which is an optimized version of the N7 node.
This leak also suggests that AMD’s Vega graphics will no longer be in use in this generation. Instead, they will be replaced by RDNA which will deliver an increased level of performance per watt and include ray tracing support.
A Shift to a New Platform
As great as this all sounds, it does come with a little bit of change for consumers. AMD will be ditching its AM4 socket around the time that Rembrandt makes an appearance for a newer AM5 platform. Don’t worry, this is a good thing. This new platform will bring new features which include DDR5, LPDDR5, USB 4.0, and PCIe 5.0.
When Could We See These Rembrandt APUs?
We don’t have a release date for these upcoming APUs just yet and we wouldn’t hold out for one any time soon. These Ryzen 6000 processors will, of course, come after the Ryzen 5000 “Cezanne” processors which are expected to land sometime in 2021. Could this mean that we’ll see the next series in 2022? Only time will tell.
We are expecting AMD’s Ryzen 4000 series of processors to land at some point this month though which is great news. It’s going to be interesting to take a deep dive into those when they land.
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