At the CES show in 2021, AMD will launch a new generation of Rye Dragon APU, also known as the Rye Dragon 5000 series, codenamed Cezanne Cezanne. The current Ryzen 4000 series APU or Renoir Renoir, 7nm process, Zen2 architecture, Vega GPU, while Cezanne Seshan will upgrade to 7nm plus process, CPU upgrade to Zen3 architecture, GPU core has been no exact message, the probability is RDNA2 generation.
Considering the current rumored CPU performance of the Zen3 improved by as much as 20%, the Ryzen 5000 series is very good and powerful and worth looking forward to.
The problem, however, is that AMD will not upgrade all APU to Zen 3, the existing Zen2 series will not be phased out, it is likely to change the armor into the Ryzen 5000 series.
Previously made by Ryzen 7 5700U, it is actually now Ryzen 7 4800U’s “armor”, is still Zen2 architecture, but whether the frequency has changed is unknown.
The problem is that this time it’s not just the vest change, it’s the messy vest tactics, because the Ryzen 7 5600U will be Zen3 architecture, and the higher-end Ryzen 7 5700U will be the Zen2 vest, which will cause cognitive confusion.
To be fair, 7nm Zen2 Ryzen 4000 performance and energy efficiency is still good, de-marketing is not possible, change the vest can be understood, after all, after the name change is more advantage to manufacturers in the market marketing, naming this thing is never to please consumers.
But the armor is not good will also cause disgust, anyway, this time, AMD’s vest tactics may faint netizens, lower-end products may be the new structure of the new technology, more high-end may be the old version of the skin change, it is difficult to accept.