Having made its headway to a multiple leaks, the launch of upcoming Ryzen 5000U APUs seems imminent. Now we have some upcoming ASUS laptops that will be powered by new AMD Ryzen 5000U Lucienne APUs which is essentially a Renoir refresh.
Actually, this time, unlike the Ryzen 4000 series, the 5000 series will have a mix of Zen 2 refresh or Lucienne APUs and Zen 3 Cezanne APUs. The odd suffix i.e. if its 5500U or 5700U, then its a Renoir refresh using Zen 2 cores, however, if it has even suffix like 5600U or 5800U, then a Cezanne APU with Zen 3 cores.
Note that, the major difference you will see with these Renoir refreshed APUs is that this time SMT will be enabled in all of these APUs, i.e. the 5500U will have 6 cores and 12 threads, while Ryzen 7 5700U will sport 8 cores and 16 threads. The new leak also comes by @momomo_us via Germany retailer Expert.de where we see the upcoming ASUS laptops with upcoming Lucienne APUs.
The Asus S533UA-BQ048T features an AMD Ryzen 7 5700U chip paired with 16 GB RAM and 1 TB SSD. The upcoming ASUS VivoBook laptop features a 15.6-inch FHD display, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.1and Windows 10 Home OS.
The Asus S732UA-AU059T, on the other hand, features the same Ryzen 5 5700U Lucienne Zen 2 processor along with a 17.3-inch Full HD display, 16 GB RAM, and a 512 GB SSD. It seems like we could have beefier specs on thin and light laptops than before, however, the general design and look will remain same as the previous VivoBook laptops with Ryzen 4000U APUs.
Last but not the least, we have the Asus TM420UA-EC004T Which is the same VivoBook Flip 14 laptop I reviewed with Ryzen 4700U this year. The variant spotted features AMD Ryzen 5 5500U APU, which makes sense as it has 3 variants of the same laptop.
Visually, there seems to be no change to its predecessor, only a hardware upgrade honestly, featuring the same 14-inch FHD touchscreen display, 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD.
Soon after the formal announcement next month, we will see these new AMD powered laptops in the market and we pray the stock situation remains better this time unlike in 2020.