Acer is always very active to bring new processors to its laptops whether its for Intel or AMD and it seems the Taiwanese OEM is planning to bring new Ryzen 5000U APUs to the market. AMD is planning to bring a lot of options for laptops in the form of Ryzen 5000 after a immense success it tasted with Ryzen 4000U processors.
Already we have seen the leaked AMD roadmap that shows the Red team will bring multiple APUs in the form of Cezanne, Lucienne and Van Gogh. However, the first big leak suggests that “Lucienne” APU will be the first to make its way on the new laptops.
The Acer Aspire 5 A515-45-R2J2 has been spotted running with 8C/16T AMD Ryzen 7 5700U with 1.8 GHz base and 4.3 GHz boost clocks along with a 15.6-inch FHD display on Amazon Italy. Even though its thickness is of 1.79cm but the product weighs 1.9 kg. The upcoming AMD APU is paired with 8GB DDR4 memory and 512 GB SSD.
If you are not familiar with AMD’s upcoming Ryzen 5000 series APUs, then you will be glad to know that these new APUs will actually be a mix of Cezanne (Zen 3) and Lucienne (Zen 2). However, the iGPU will still be based on AMD’s age old GCN architecture whereas the new Van Gogh APUs will pair Zen 2 cores with RDNA 2 graphics.
For connectivity, we have a single RJ-45 port, 2x USB 3.1 Type-A, 1x USB 2.0 Type-A, and 1x USB 3.2 Type-C port. The laptop also features Wi-Fi 6 2×2 and Acer TrueHarmony audio. The upcoming Acer laptop could be a planned to launch after Ryzen 5000 series APUs launch in in January, CES 2021.
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