What a lovely day. AMD Renoir APU details together with PS5 and Xbox Scarlet leaked online via Planet3DNow. Recently, these folks from Planet3DNow have posted entire AMD 2020 roadmap. Interestingly, most attention people will pay is on Renoir APUs scaling up to 8 Cores and 16 Threads with still Vega integrated GPUs. Just like current 3rd Gen Ryzen 7nm Zen2 CPUs this particular Renoir APU for desktop also might have chiplet design. Obviously, chiplet configuration allows more cores to fit on the 7nm die separated from IO die.
So, the naming scheme predictably stays the same according to above image. Moreover, 4th Gen Ryzen 4000G/GE “Renoir” desktop series APUs, Ryzen 4000U/H “Renoir” series mobile APUs and Ryzen “Dali” series value mobile APU are expected to be released next year. Desktop and mobile Laptop “Renoir” chips will certainly include Hexa and Octa Core configurations with double threads. Unfortunately, 2 years old Vega graphics architecture will be powering GPU side. But, updated VCN 2.1 (Video Core Next) encoding will bring more graphics immersion compared to current generation Picasso APUs. Hot competition is knowingly going to happen next year but this time around Nvidia must not underestimate AMD APUs since the majority of whole gaming world is playing battle royale esports games like Fortnite, PUBG, Call of Duty Mobile on PC emulator and real-time strategy games like Dota 2 and League of Legends which are not willing to use overpriced Nvidia RTX technology any time soon. Those esports titles require only entry level graphics solutions and maximum 6 core CPUs that’s where AMD “Renoir” APUs will deliver amazing performance.