The Consumer Technology Association (CTA), which runs the annual CES tradeshow, has bestowed upon AMD a couple of innovation honoree awards. What’s curious about this news is that it pre-empts AMD’s own Product Premiere livestream scheduled for 3pm this afternoon.
Hopping on over to the CTA website reveals more details than AMD is sharing right now. The first juicy titbit confirms that the company is launching Ryzen 6000 Series mobile processors, codenamed Rembrandt, today.
We now know they will indeed feature RDNA2-based graphics and support DDR5 memory, which are both firsts for AMD’s chips. The release goes on further to say these processors are endowed “with exciting AI-audio processing and Microsoft Pluton processor features.”
Though more will be known later, present Ryzen 5000 Series mobile, codenamed Cezanne and Lucienne, mostly use Zen 3 CPU technology and RX Vega-class graphics. The very fact that AMD calls out the GPU update – from RX Vega to RDNA2 – intimates that CPU cores will remain Zen 3.
It is reasonable to expect a nice uptick in CPU performance but, depending upon configuration, a larger jump in IGP framerate. AMD ought to deliver a full-stack range of Ryzen 6000 Series mobile processors, if last year’s announcements serve as a yardstick.
Head back to Club386 later as we put the meat on these pre-livestream bones.