ASUS’ next-generation laptops with AMD Ryzen 6000 Rembrandt APUs have surfaced once more, this time on the BAPCo benchmark repository.
When the AMD Ryzen 6000 Rembrandt APUs are unveiled at CES 2022 on January 4th, they will receive a major update in the form of Zen 3+ CPU and RDNA 2 GPU cores. We’ve seen some listings for AMD’s high-end Ryzen 6000H lineup before, but this time we’re looking at the AMD Ryzen 6000 U-series parts.
An AMD APU codenamed ‘100-000000560-40 Y’ with 8 cores and 16 threads has been discovered by Benchleaks in BAPCo. According to the identify, it has a clock speed of 4.0 GHz and was found in the ASUS M3402RA laptop. Because the M3401 series was designed specifically for the ASUS Vivobook series, the M3402 lineup will certainly have AMD’s forthcoming Ryzen upgrade. Other features include 16 GB of DDR5-4800 memory in dual-channel configuration and a 2560×1600 display resolution.
In terms of overall performance, the AMD Ryzen 6000U ‘Rembrandt’ APU received 1436 points. Because the existing ASUS Vivobook platform is powered by AMD’s Ryzen 5000U ‘Cezanne’ chips, and because this is primary productivity and mainstream light-weight notebook design, it is unlikely that ASUS will ship it with the higher-end Ryzen 6000H SKUs, which are reserved for the TUF Gaming & ROG lineup of laptops.
In the same benchmark, the new laptop is around 4% faster than the AMD Ryzen 7 5800U, and this is without proper optimizations. We also have to consider that this is currently an engineering sample, so who knows if the chip was operating as intended.
Regardless, it’s a fantastic showcase that comes close to matching the Ryzen 9 5980HX in the same benchmark, even though the Ryzen 9 5980HX is a 54W chip. On the laptop platform, the Zen 3+ cores will put their muscles to the test, and we can also expect some truly stunning performance from the integrated RDNA 2 cores, which will push graphics performance to levels comparable to current discrete graphics cards.
AMD Zen CPU / APU Roadmap:
|Zen Architecture||Zen 1||Zen+||Zen 2||Zen 3||Zen 3+||Zen 4||Zen 5|
|Server||EPYC Naples (1st Gen)||N/A||EPYC Rome (2nd Gen)||EPYC Milan (3rd Gen)||N/A||EPYC Genoa (4th Gen)|
EPYC Bergamo (5th Gen?)
|EPYC Turin (6th Gen)|
|High-End Desktop||Ryzen Threadripper 1000 (White Haven)||Ryzen Threadripper 2000 (Colfax)||Ryzen Threadripper 3000 (Castle Peak)||Ryzen Threadripper 5000 (Chagal)||N/A||Ryzen Threadripper 6000 (TBA)||TBA|
|Mainstream Desktop CPUs||Ryzen 1000 (Summit Ridge)||Ryzen 2000 (Pinnacle Ridge)||Ryzen 3000 (Matisse)||Ryzen 5000 (Vermeer)||Ryzen 6000 (Warhol / Cancelled)||Ryzen 7000 (Raphael)||Ryzen 8000 (Granite Ridge)|
|Mainstream Desktop. Notebook APU||Ryzen 2000 (Raven Ridge)||Ryzen 3000 (Picasso)||Ryzen 4000 (Renoir)|
Ryzen 5000 (Lucienne)
|Ryzen 5000 (Cezanne)|
Ryzen 6000 (Barcelo)
|Ryzen 6000 (Rembrandt)||Ryzen 7000 (Phoenix)||Ryzen 8000 (Strix Point)|
|Low-Power Mobile||N/A||N/A||Ryzen 5000 (Van Gogh)|
Ryzen 6000 (Dragon Crest)