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AMD Barcelo APUs to launch under the Ryzen 5000 series as Rembrandt APU with RDNA 2 GPU lands on UserBenchmark

AMD will sell Ryzen 5000 and Ryzen 6000 APUs next year, not just the latter. (Image source: AMD)
AMD will sell Ryzen 5000 and Ryzen 6000 APUs next year, not just the latter. (Image source: AMD)
AMD will not market its Cezanne U refresh under the Ryzen 6000 series. Instead, Barcelo APUs will fall under the Ryzen 5000 series, leaving the Rembrandt architecture as sole representatives of the Ryzen 6000 series. A Rembrandt APU has emerged on UserBenchmark, too.

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AMD's next-generation mobile APUs are not thought to be landing until next year. Based on a leaked roadmap, Cezanne H, Cezanne U and Lucienne U will remain the company's mobile offerings until early 2022. However, Barcelo and Rembrandt-related leaks are starting to pick up the pace.

As @BenchLeaks spotted, someone has benchmarked a Rembrandt APU on UserBenchmark. While the listing does not refer to the APU by its Rembrandt codename, the mention of it utilising the FP7 socket does. VideoCardz notes that the APU's OPN code, 100-000000518-41_N, has not been seen elsewhere, for reference.

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The UserBenchmark listing also confirms that the Rembrandt APU contains an RDNA 2-based iGPU, listed as (1CFA 0004 with 512 MB of VRAM. Additionally, the APU supports DDR5 RAM, with a Corsair DDR5-4800 CL40 module used in the benchmark run.

Despite their different manufacturing processes, AMD was believed to have settled on the Ryzen 6000 series naming scheme for Rembrandt and Barcelo APUs. The company already employs this tactic with Cezanne and Lucienne APUs, built on Zen 3 and Zen 2 architectures, respectively. @ExecuFix claims that this will not be the case with Barcelo, Lucienne's successor, though.

Instead, AMD is expected to sell Barcelo APUs under the Ryzen 5000 series, such as the Ryzen 5 PRO 5675U and the Ryzen 7 5825U. In our opinion, this better reflects Barcelo as a Cezanne U refresh than marketing it as a Ryzen 6000 APU. Presumably, AMD will include optimisations to distinguish Barcelo from Cezanne U.

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Alex Alderson, 2021-10-21 (Update: 2021-10-21)