The Red team is planning to launch its upcoming AMD Ryzen 5000U and 5000H series mobile processors next month at CES 2021. In the meantime, we are getting leaks of all of their upcoming APUs which consists of a mix of Cezanne APUs (based on Zen 3) and Lucienne CPUs (based on Zen 2) for U-series whereas Cezanne APUs for H-series.
AMD is trying to diversifying its product line seeing the immense success they have had with Ryzen 4000 series. Obviously, I don’t mind in the concept only until it can deliver and keep as much as the hype as it faced a lot of issues in keeping up with the demand in 2020.
To start off, we have the Ryzen 5 4600H, or the budget gaming APU of 2021, it retains its 6 cores and 12 threads. But now with a base 3.0GHz clock speed and 4.1GHz boost, only a 100MHz increase in boost clock speeds, however, the Zen 3 architecture will surely make a difference.
Coming to the mid-range APU, the Ryzen 5500U will be kind of similar to its predecessor Ryzen 5 4500U retaining the same 6 Zen 2 cores; however, now with 12 threads and a base clock speed of 2.1GHz and 4.0GHz, the exact specs of the Ryzen 5 4600U. Also, its TDP remains the same, i.e., 15W.
For the Cezanne APU or the Ryzen 5 5600U, we have 6 Zen 3 cores and 12 threads with improved clock speeds. It has a base clock speed of 2.3GHz and a 4.3GHz boost, thanks to the 25W TDP, which is a huge improvement over the last-gen along with a 12MB of L3 cache.
Finally, we also have the flagship APU for thin and light notebooks, which is also a Cezanne APU, i.e., based on Zen 3 architecture. It comes with 8 cores and 16 threads and improved 2.0GHz base clock speed, and a whopping 4.4GHz boost frequency, thanks again to the 25W TDP. Interestingly we have a huge 16MB L3 cache, soon we can expect more leaks of these upcoming processors in the coming days.