A mystery AMD Cezanne Ryzen APU has been spotted online. The desktop-grade processor with 8 Cores and 16 Threads was seen running on an internal test board for qualification. The next-gen AMD processor packs ZEN 3 cores but retains the slightly older Vega iGPU.
The AMD Cezanne Ryzen 5000 Series will succeed in the AMD Renoir Ryzen 4000 Series of processors. The latter was first intended for laptops and notebooks but was later redesigned and tweaked for desktop use as well. A similar roadmap is planned for the AMD Cezanne APUs. Strangely, the desktop-grade APU has been spotted quite sooner than expected, indicating AMD could be launching the laptop-grade and desktop-grade APUs simultaneously.
Mystery 8 Core 16 Threaded AMD Cezanne Ryzen 5000 APU Running At 3.6 GHz Spotted Online
AMD is expected to launch the Cezanne Ryzen 5000 Series of APUs early next year. The company has routinely stressed that it is deep in the development and pre-fabrication processes of ZEN 3 Cores, which are expected to be manufactured on an advanced production process by TSMC. Now a mystery AMD Cezanne APU has appeared online, indicating AMD is truly sticking to its roadmap for the ZEN 3 Architecture.
AMD Cezanne 100-000000263-30_Y@3.6GHz
– Zen 3
– Vega(== Renoir)https://t.co/8djBHwqLoc
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The latest AMD processor to appear online bears the codename ‘100-000000263-30_Y’ It features 8 Cores and 16 Threads. Incidentally, the APU appears to be a desktop-grade processor as it was seen running on an internal test board for qualification. According to the leak, AMD tested the mystery APU in the Xonotic test suite.
Mystery ZEN 3-Based AMD Cezanne APU Features Same Vega Revision As The Renoir APUs?
The mystery 8C/16T ZEN 3-Based AMD Cezanne APU features the same Vega revision as the AMD Renoir Ryzen 4000 Series APUs. It is quite likely that AMD will fabricate the new APUs on the advanced 7nm+ node with slightly higher clock speeds, but the mystery APU’s iGPU was reportedly running at clock speeds of 1800 MHz.
The mystery 8C/16 AMD Cezanne Ryzen 5000 Series APU was featured on the AMD Artic-CNZ test platform, which is commonly used to test the majority of internal AMD APUs. Needless to add, the specifications and test scores are bound to change or improve as AMD finetunes the iGPU driver.The AMD Ryzen 5000 ‘Cezanne’ APUs will succeed AMD’s Renoir Ryzen 4000 APU family. Incidentally, the AMD Renoir Ryzen 4000 Series of APUs have been adopted for the desktop computing segment as well, and these energy-efficient processors will debut on the desktop AM4 platform in the coming months.
The AMD Cezanne series will rely on the FP6 and AM4 package for mobility and desktop platforms while utilizing both new and enhanced core technologies. While ZEN 3 Cores will make up the CPU side, the GPU side will be taken care of by the current-generation Vega graphics. It is not immediately clear, but it is likely that AMD will embed an enhanced version of the 7nm iGPU similar to the AMD Renoir Ryzen.