According to a report by the ever-reliable Igor from Igor’s lab, AMD’s Ryzen 4000 processors are almost ready to hit the market. The Vermeer lineup has reached the B0 stepping and as of now, validation is taking place. Mass production is just about to start and sources claim that B0 is the final stepping that will hit retail.
This basically means that AMD can launch the Ryzen 4000 desktop processors anytime in late Q3 or early Q4, with an announcement coming as early as August or September.
Ryzen 5000 APUs to Retain Vega GPUs
As already reported, Igor also claims that the next-gen Ryzen 5000 APUs, codenamed Cezanne will also retain the Vega iGPUs. AMD will likely beef up the CU count by bringing the beastly Vega 20 to the APUs, albeit not with all CUs enabled.
The desktop Cezanne will also support the AM4 socket, with chipset support likely limited to B550 and above. Once again, like Renoir, the AM4 Cezanne parts will mostly be limited to the OEM and pre-built PC space, with just a couple of lower-end variants for retail. They will, however, get the newer Zen 3 core architecture.
Then there’s “Van Gogh”. It’s supposedly going to the ultra-low-power mobile APU with a TDP under 10W. This is the chip that will likely power the MS Surface Go tablets and other convertibles. Igor confirms that unlike Cezanne, Van Gogh will come with a Navi based iGPU. As for the CPU side, expect the 7nm+ Zen 2/3 cores.
Rembrandt: Finally integrated Navi
Navi will finally hit the mainstream APU market with Rembrandt with the RDNA 2 design. It’s unclear whether it’ll be paired with a Zen 3 refresh or Zen 4, but it’ll bring a notable performance boost in terms of graphics capabilities.