AMD recently released its roadmap for its upcoming desktop and notebook processors. Based on the released roadmap, it’s confirmed that the Rembrandt processor is on its track for late 2021/2022 for the laptop devices. Rumours are also making rounds that the Rembrandt processor will be ditching the ageing Vega GPU.
A prominent Twitter leaker ExecutableFix has indicated that Rembrandt could ship with as many as 12 CUs (768 shaders) on an RDNA2 GPU. If the rumours are accurate, then it will be interesting to see, for the first time, how an RDNA2 will fare as an integrated graphics processor.
As we already know, AMD has ditched Warhol for good, and it will completely be focusing on Raphael. However, evidence suggests that Rembrandt will be based on the 6nm Zen3+ process. We won’t be seeing 5nm process nodes any time sooner; however, it’s a good thing that AMD is moving ahead of the 7nm architecture, as it would make little sense for AMD to continue on the 7nm path for Rembrandt.
Some features of Rembrandt have also been leaked online, and it includes support for LPDDR5 RAM and PCIe 4. AMD will also be introducing its new AM5/GP7 socket alongside Rembrandt after years of sticking with AM4/FP6. It is also expected to ship with a dedicated machine learning component called CVML.
Here’s a look at the specs of the Rembrandt processor:
|Techno||AMD Rembrandt||AMD Cezanne||AMD Renoir|
|Node||TSMC 6nm||TSMC 7nm||TSMC 7nm|
|Max CPU Cores||TBC||8 cores / 16 threads||8 cores / 16 threads|
|Max GPU Cores||12 Compute Units||8 Compute Units||8 Compute Units|
|Max Mobile Turbo Clock||TBC||4.8 GHz||4.4 GHz|
|PCIe Gen Support||PCIe Gen4||PCIe Gen3||PCIe Gen3|
|Memory Support||LPDDR5, DDR5||LPDDR4, DDR4||LPDDR4, DDR4|