AMD Roadmap Shows the Future of Laptop Processors; 6nm Zen3+ (Rembrandt) and AM5 Socket

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New leaks about Zen3+ Core and AM5 socket reveal the AMD’s roadmap for processors designed for the laptop market. With the transition to a new generation of processors in 2022 that will come under the code name Rembrandt and will be based on the Zen3 + core and another leak introducing first details about AMD’s AM5 socket.

AMD’s leaked roadmap in its latest version shows first details on the next generation of mobile Ryzen processors, which will come under the code name Rembrandt in 2022 and will be based on Zen + cores 3 produced in a 6nm process. These processors will integrate the Navi graphics core, use a new FP7 socket and add DDR5 and PCIe 4.0 support for the laptops.

The new processor series Ryzen 6000 will replace the current generation of the Ryzen 5000 series of laptops, also known by the code name Cezanne.

Zen3+ and AM5 Socket

AMD appears to be making a move similar to the one introduced with the Ryzen 5000 processors for the lower market with the code name Lucienne based on the Zen 2 core From the previous generation and in 2022 the company is expected to introduce Barcelo processors that will use the Zen 3 core instead of the newer Zen 3 core.

The current leak of the roadmap now also reveals new information about AMD’s Van Gogh processors and their next generation, the Dragon Crest. The launch of the Van Gogh processors was originally planned for 2021, but according to current information AMD has chosen to cancel the series and launch only the Dragon Crest in 2022. 

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According to the roadmap, these are dedicated processors for tablets and other mobile devices, which will be based on AMD’s older Zen 2 core but will incorporate an up-to-date graphics Navi2 core.

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AM5 Socket

One of the most notable features of AMD processors in recent years is the use of the AM4 socket for all of the company’s Zen processors from the original Ryzen 1000 series to the latest Ryzen 5000 series. Back in 2016, the company promised the use of the AM4 socket till 2020.

According to a new leak from ExecutableFix, known as a high-reliability leaker, AMD’s AM5 socket is expected to undergo a significant change compared to the current AM4, when it arrives in an LGA-1718 configuration that uses 1718 pins in LGA technology (Land grid array), similar to Intel processors where motherboard pins and processor touch.

Instead of the previous generation PGA-1331 (pin grid array) where 1331 pins of the processor touch the motherboard.

Other than that, the new socket is expected to bring AMD processors to support DDR5 memory and use PCIe 4.0 technology, with PCIe 5.0 support only available on Genoa processors for the company’s servers.

Take these leaks with a pinch of salt as there is no specific information on AMD’s launch dates at this time, but the company will likely reveal partial information during the Computex 2021 show starting on 1 Jun 2021 – Sat, 5 Jun 2021. The official launch expectations during CES 2022 in January 2022.

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