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AMD 7nm Van Gogh APUs w/ RDNA 2 Graphics Reportedly Canceled, 6nm Rembrandt w/ Zen 3|RDNA 2 in H2 2021

According to a fairly reputed source on Twitter (@Broly_X1), AMD has canceled its Van Gogh APU lineup aimed at ultra-low-power notebooks and convertibles. Based on TSMC’s 7nm node, Van Gogh was supposed to be the first mobile product from AMD to feature integrated RDNA 2 graphics, the first step towards leaving the older GCN-based Vega designs behind.

The source reports that Van Gogh was scrapped towards the end of 2020, and now the first AMD product to feature integrated RDNA 2 graphics will be Rembrandt. Similar to the now shelved Warhol (Zen 3+) lineup, Rembrandt will leverage TSMC’s N6 node, offering marginal efficiency improvements over Cezanne, in addition to a much faster GPU.

The Rembrandt APU family is not only going to upgrade to a new graphics architecture but also increase the sheer compute capacity by 50%, bringing up the CU count to 12 (from 8 in Cezanne/Renoir). This will result in an overall shader count of 768 for the top-end Ryzen 9 6900H/U models, a steady uplift from 512 on the Ryzen 9 5900H/U.

Alongside Rembrandt U and H for low-power and high-performance notebooks, respectively, Dragon Crest is also planned for convertibles and handheld devices. Dragon Crest is the successor to Van Gogh and the two seem to be mostly identical. It’ll feature up to four Zen 2 cores on TSMC’s 7nm process along with RDNA 2 graphics, support for LPDDR5 memory, and a TDP of 9W.

Areej

Computer Engineering dropout (3 years), writer, journalist, and amateur poet. I started my first technology blog, Techquila while in college to address my hardware passion. Although largely successful, it was a classic example of too many people trying out multiple different things but getting nothing done. Left in late 2019 and been working on Hardware Times ever since.

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