Rumor | Dell is working on all-AMD laptops featuring Renoir successor codenamed Cezanne, Navi23 iGPUs and high-quality displays
AMD is taking the laptop world by storm with its latest Renoir APUs, and Intel may soon realize that the only market it is still firmly dominating could slowly slip through its fingers, just like the desktop and server-based sectors. The Renoir APU supplies are still quite limited, so it might take a while more to see sufficient stock for Ryzen 4000 laptops. Essentially, all the big laptop OEMs are now planning to offer Ryzen 4000 laptops, and Dell is expected to be among them, even if we do not have an official announcement at present. A recent accidental leak may even suggest that Dell is already heavily invested in AMD-based laptops beyond the Renoir family.
AnandTech Forum members DisEnchant and uzzi38 report that information regarding future Dell laptops powered by Cezanne APUs and Navi23 GPUs was inadvertently posted on one of the AMD community forums. DisEnchant explains that Cezanne appears to be Renoir’s successor and, despite being a refined 7 nm FP6 version (pin compatible with Renoir), it should bring “significant uplift” in performance due to the Zen3 cores. Uzzi38 points out that Rembrandt was supposed to be released after Renoir, so this could mean that Rembrandt may now be downshifted to 5 nm. DisEnchant further comments that the Dell laptops could include an all-in-one package combining the CPU and the iGPU. Based on this hypothesis, the Navi23 GPU previously thought to be the big Navi desktop GPU to take on Nvidia’s high-end RTX 2080 Ti might get a smaller laptop-only iGPU variant derived from the Navi2X with RDNA2 architecture.
Uzzi38 also posted a table detailing display information for the Cezanne-H 15.6-inch laptops. The display models include 3 FHD variants and a QHD screen :
- FHD 120 Hz, 250 nit, 45% NTSC
- FHD 165 Hz, sRGB-100%, 3 ms
- FHD 360 Hz, sRGB-100%, 1 ms
- QHD 240 Hz, DCI-P3 90% (HDR), 1 ms
With the exception of the first variant, all the others are high-quality screens. Most of the AMD-based laptops we have seen thus come with poor displays, but, with Dell’s upcoming laptops, this should not be a problem anymore.
If the pandemic does not interfere too much with current plans, the Cezanne-H laptops from Dell may launch in early Q2 2021 to go head to head with Intel's Tiger Lake-H models.