The new year is upon us and with that, the first tech event, CES. Once again, AMD CEO, Dr. Lisa Su will be delivering the keynote at the 2021 edition of CES. There are a bunch of announcements expected from the keynote, primarily for mobile devices.
After the success of the Renoir notebooks, AMD will be looking to continue the momentum this year, with the new Cezanne and Lucienne parts. Both APUs feature the Vega graphics, with the former using the Zen 3 and the latter retaining the Zen 2 core.
There’s also a good chance that we’ll see an announcement regarding the RDNA 2 mobile GPUs based on the Navi 21 and 22 dies. For the first time in more than a decade, AMD will have a capable dGPU in the mobile gaming market.
The core, bus, and memory configurations are expected to be unchanged (same as the desktop parts), along with the Infinity Cache, but the core clocks will likely take a hit. The TDP for Navi 21 is said to be 150W and Navi 22 at around 100W.
Finally, there’s the server lineup based on the Zen 3 core dubbed Milan. Promising 15-25% single-threaded performance gains in line with the Ryzen 5000 CPUs, these Epyc parts are slated for an early 2021 launch, and CES is the most likely venue.