Something to look forward to: Some retailers have listed Asus and Lenovo laptops with next-generation AMD Ryzen mobile processors inside. The recently unveiled specifications have filled in most of the topics in the series’ specification sheets, giving an almost complete and reasonably reliable picture of upcoming Ryzen parts.
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The Ryzen 5000H / 5000U series is the next generation AMD mobile processors with integrated Vega graphics. They replace the beloved Renoir (Ryzen 4000). Previous leaks have shown that the new series consists of two architectures: the best processors will use Cezanne, a Zen 3 design, and the rest will use Lucienne, another Zen 2 design.
Cezanne will benefit most from the new H-Series parts, which are designed for heavy laptops. Dealers leaked specifications for R9 5900HS and R5 5600H, which shows a clock increase of 100-200 MHz. And Geekbench entry leaked the specifications for the 5900HX, which is 200 MHz faster than the fastest Renoir part.
Although these are only small clock speeds increasing, the combination with ~ 20% IPC improvement of Zen 3 will be an impressive performance improvement over Renoir.
AMD Ryzen 5000H / 5000U
|CPU||Architecture||Core / threads||Base / Boost Clock (GHz)||TDP (watts)|
|Ryzen 9 5900HX||Zen 3 (Cezanne)||8/16||3.3 / 4.6||45 W.|
|Ryzen 9 5900HS||Zen 3 (Cezanne)||8/16||3.1 / 4.5||35 W.|
|Ryzen 7 5800H||Zen 3 (Cezanne)||–||–||45 W.|
|Ryzen 5 5600H||Zen 3 (Cezanne)||6/12||3.0 / 4.1||15 W.|
|Ryzen 9 5800U||Zen 3 (Cezanne)||8/16||1.8 (2.0) / 4.4 (4.4)||15 W. (25 W)|
|Ryzen 7 5700U||Zen 2 (Lucienne)||8/16||1.8 / –||–|
|Ryzen 5 5600U||Zen 3 (Cezanne)||6/12||2.1 (2.3) / 4.2 (4.3)||15 W. (25 W)|
|Ryzen 5 5500U||Zen 2 (Lucienne)||6/12||2.1 / 4.0||15 W.|
|Ryzen 3 5300U||Zen 2 (Lucienne)||–||–||–|
Cezanne and Lucienne mix inside the U-series, which is designed for thin and light laptops. Earlier, a couple of Geekbench records and a leaked specification sheet described the core number and clock speeds for most of the new U-Series parts, which the dealers’ leakage has confirmed. (The unconfirmed specifications are not included in the table above, but can be found here.)
However, two different retailers gave slightly different specifications for the R9 5800U and R5 5600U. These differences are assumed to correspond to 15 W and 25 W configurations of the processors. The table contains 25 W specifications in parentheses.
Among the Cezanne parts, the boost clocks have been raised by 100-300 MHz compared to the Renoir, and the base clocks have remained roughly the same. The Lucienne parts have not leaked to the same extent, but the clock speeds shown so far have been equal to or less than the corresponding Renoir chips.
Although it is a bit too early to draw conclusions, it seems that Cezanne will provide a robust upgrade over Renoir, while Lucienne will provide a similar level of performance.
– AMD (@AMD) December 2, 2020
Retailers listed half a dozen Asus laptops and a handful of Lenovo laptops. Cezanne and Lucienne are expected to appear in a larger variety of units, from a larger number of manufacturers than Renoir.
Last week, AMD announced that CEO Lisa Su will take the virtual stage at CES 2021 on January 12. She will probably announce the Ryzen 5000 mobile then.