© DEFAULT_CREDIT AMD CES 2021 AMD has formalized 13 Ryzen, 5000 Mobile processors, based on its Zen 3 cores. And made a first public demo of EPYCs which exploit the same microarchitecture.
For the software announcements, we will come back: at AMD, the CES 2021 will have been a matter of hardware.
The American group has notably formalized its range of Ryzen 5000 Mobile processors, intended for laptops.
Main evolution compared to the Ryzen 4000 Mobile presented at CES 2020: the transition from the microarchitecture Zen 2 (Renoir cores) to Zen 3 (Cezanne).
On the one hand, the H, which carries 6 to 8 cores. They are divided into three categories: H (45 W), HS (35 W, with the same Turbo frequency as the H), and HX (45 W with the possibility of overclocking ).
On the other, the U, at 15 W, and some of which remain on Zen 2 cores.
Acer and ASUS are among the manufacturers to have announced PCs equipped with these processors. At the first, it’s on Nitro 5. At the second, on the ROG Zephyrus G15.
There are also new in the Ryzen 5000 Series Desktop, launched in Q4 2020. AMD comes in two models namely 105 W (the Ryzen 7 5800X and 5900X Ryzen 9) version 65 W. Always with 8 and 12 hearts.
AMD opens its Threadripper PRO
On the workstation part, AMD announces its intention to expand the sale of Threadripper PRO processors. Lenovo previously had it exclusively on its ThinkStation 620.
We are starting to see the emergence of compatible motherboards, based on the WRX80 chipset.
For example at Supermicro, with the M12SWA-TF (pictured below). In E-ATX format, it can accommodate up to 1TB of RAM (DDR4-3200, 8 channels) and has 6 PCIe 4.0 x16 slots. We are at 7 on the WRX80 from GIGABYTE and the WRX80 Pro WS Sage SE WIFI from ASUS, which we are however awaiting officialization.
In the server world, the ESC has been for AMD, the chance to make a demo of EPYC 3rd generation chips, based on Zen 3. No technical details, however. We can assume that the configurations will go up to 64 cores and 128 PCIe 4.0 lanes, as on the Threadripper PRO.
On the GPU side, the partnership announced in mid-2019 with Samsung is starting to take shape. The Korean group has at least confirmed that its next flagship will use AMD’s RDNA architecture, for which it has taken a license. By “next”, we mean the one that will succeed the Exynos 2100, just unveiled.