It’s barely been a month since AMD’s announcement of its new Ryzen 5000 series desktop CPUs, yet word about its next-generation Ryzen 5000 mobile series processors are already making their rounds online. Interestingly enough, a recent report suggests that the new lineup is going to be both bountiful and slightly confusing.
According to Hot Hardware, the new Ryzen 5000 Mobile series family of APUs will indeed be based on AMD’s new Zen 3 architecture, but it also appears that the CPU brand is going to slip some Zen 2-based processors into the mix as well. In total, it’s expected that the company will release a total of six SKUs: three based on Zen 3, and three built with Zen 2.
Ryzen 3 5300U (Zen 2 Lucienne)
4 cores / 8 threads
2.6GHz base – 3.85GHz boost
6 CU @ 1.5GHz
4MB L3 cache
— ExecutableFix (@ExecuFix) October 18, 2020
The Zen 3-based APUs will reportedly be codenamed Cezanne, while the Zen 2 models will go by the codename Lucienne. From the looks of it, the number of Zen 3 and Zen 2 processors that could go to market is split down the middle, although we’re trying hard to understand the logic in having two different CPU architectures. Especially since Zen 3 is expected to have a 19% IPC improvement, both in single and multi-core tasks.
At the time of writing, there is still no official announcement from AMD, so take this news with a grain of salt. That said, it’s possible that the company will announce the alleged processors next year during CES 2021, which will be held virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
(Source: Executable Fix via Hot Hardware)